Tennessee Football First Look: South Carolina

Tennessee First look South Carolina

Tennessee football meets South Carolina on Saturday in Columbia. Here is your first look at the South Carolina Gamecocks.

By 14Powers.com SEC Football

South Carolina Season So Far

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Georgia State 7:30 PM ET ESP+ W 35-14
9/10 at Arkansas 12:00 PM ET ESPN L 30-44
9/17 vs. Georgia 12:00 PM ET ESPN L 7-48
9/24 vs. Charlotte 7:30 PM ET ESPNU W 56-20
9/29 vs. South Carolina State 7:00 PM ET SECN W 50-10
10/8 at Kentucky 7:30 PM ET SECN W 24-14
10/22 vs. Texas A&M 7:30 PM ET SECN W 30-24
10/29 vs. Missouri 4:00 PM ET SECN L 10-23
11/5 at Vanderbilt 7:30 PM ET SECN W 38-27
11/12 at Florida 4:00 PM ET SECN L 6-38
11/19 vs. Tennessee 7:00 PM ET ESPN
11/26 at Clemson TBA

Key Stats (per game)

Stat South Carolina Tennessee
Scoring Offense 28.6 47.4
Scoring Defense 26.2 21.9
Total Offense 355.2 543.7
Rushing Offense 127.2 195.5
Passing Offense 228.0 348.2
Team Passing Eff. 136.7 191.2
Total Defense 386.0 392.5
Rushing Defense 192.0 104.5
Pass Yards Allowed 194.0 288.0
Team Pass Eff. Def. 121.9 128.5
Turnover Margin -0.70 0.90

South Carolina Injuries and Suspensions

[DE] Terrell Dawkins (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[RB] Marshawn Lloyd (Quadricep) – Questionable
[LB] Mohamed Kaba (Knee) – Out
[WR] Corey Rucker (Foot) – Out
[TE] Chad Terrell (Knee) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Tennessee

The Gamecocks will be playing their third of four straight road games against Tennessee. Spencer Rattler is the quarterback for the Gamecocks. He’s a decent quarterback but throws more interceptions than touchdowns. So far this season he has 180 completions in 277 pass attempts for 1,982 yards eight touchdowns and nine interceptions. Beware of South Carolina when punting. The Gamecocks have five blocked punts so far this season.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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