Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/14/14
The Tennessee Football program suffered its fifth straight loss in SEC play, falling 38-35 to the South Carolina Gamecocks. This marks the third straight year the Vols have opened 0-5 in the SEC.Before 2010, the last time UT opened SEC play 0-5, was in 1977. The South Carolina Gamecocks can celebrate snapping their two game loss streak now. Just three short weeks ago, this team looked like they had a legitimate shot at an SEC—and possibly a national—title. Now, they must temper their win celebration over Tennessee. The win comes with the realization their best offensive player may be lost for remainder of the year.Marcus Lattimore was carried off the field shortly before halftime. He appeared to have suffered another serious knee injury—this time to his right knee—after being tackled by a UT defender on a short gain. Later, news came that Lattimore had been transferred to the hospital for additional treatment.In a scene seldom witnessed in sports, the University of Tennessee defensi...
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