In the third quarter Ryan Fowler's 21-yard field goal put Vanderbilt on top, 10-7. Fowler had earlier missed a short field goal in the first half.
South Carolina took the lead for good on a Garcia 43-yard pass to Alshon Jeffery. On that drive South Carolina drove from their one-yard line.
On their final drive, Vanderbilt drove deep to the USC 23 before Larry Smith was called for a intentional grounding penalty. Then on fourth-and-32 he ran out of bounds well short of the first down marker.
Brent Trice expressed his frustration after the game, "We need to learn how to finish games. We had them pushed back a couple times but let them go and get big plays. We have to eliminate the big plays because that is what hurt us tonight."
Vanderbilt is now 2-6 (0-5 SEC) and off to their worst start since 2004.
Norman's kickoff return was the second longest kickoff return in Vanderbilt history. Only a 100-yard return by Preston Brown against Ole Miss in 1977 was longer. It's believed that Norman is the first Vanderbilt player to ever, at least during modern times, to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in a single season. In additon to his fine kickoff return, Norman also had 83 yards in 15 carries.
Vanderbilt will next host No. 11 Georgia Tech who thrashed Virginia, 34-9, on Saturday. South Carolina improves to 6-2 (3-2 SEC) and will travel to Tennessee on Saturday.