Despite a down-to-the-wire white knuckle finish, South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley took time moments after the Gamecocks edged Tennessee 15-9 to speak with Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano.

Tennessee had several chances near the goal line, but Guarantano couldn’t connect with a receiver to pull out a last-second victory.

It came after a hard fought game that was largely a battle of field goals as both offense struggled to find any rhythm.

Bentley finished 15-for-24 for 129 yards passing, and six carries for 24 yards rushing. Guarantano was 11-for-18 for 133 yards.