South Carolina beat fifth-ranked Tennessee 63-38, setting multiple school milestones in the process.
Spencer Rattler passed for 438 yards and a school-record six touchdowns to beat Josh Heupel and the top-ranked offense.
National media blasted Tennessee's defense and Heupel after the game
Heupel noted after his team's second setback, "To evolve as a program, you must comprehend what occurred.
Here's some national response to Tennessee's playoff departure after South Carolina's big victory.
All systems failed for Tennessee's defense, which gave up 606 yards to a bottom-ranked offense.
The Volunteers allowed South Carolina OC Marcus Satterfield rip through their defense with Rattler's brilliance because he was on the hot seat entering Week 12.
South Carolina scored on every first-half possession, shocking Tennessee with 35 points.
The Volunteers lost multiple passes over the middle, appeared bewildered downfield, and gave up several third-down conversions to the Gamecocks.