South Carolina and Appalachian State are coming into this Saturday's game in Columbia, S.C., under different circumstances.

The Mountaineers (7-1, 4-1 Sun Belt) have dropped out of the national rankings after losing last week against Georgia Southern. The Gamecocks (4-5, 3-4 SEC) defeated Vanderbilt on Saturday and look to get to .500 for the season.

Here are a few notes about the Gamecocks ahead of this weekend's nonconference game:

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