SEC Football Preview: Florida at South Carolina

South Carolina-Florida football preview

Florida faces South Carolina on Saturday in Columbia. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Florida

Date Opponent Score
31-Aug at Utah L 11 – 24
9-Sep vs. McNeese W 49 – 7
16-Sep vs. Tennessee W 29 – 16
23-Sep vs. Charlotte W 22 – 7
30-Sep at Kentucky L 14 – 33
7-Oct vs. Vanderbilt W 38 – 14
14-Oct at South Carolina
28-Oct vs. Georgia*
4-Nov vs. Arkansas
11-Nov at LSU
18-Nov at Missouri
25-Nov vs. Florida State

South Carolina

Date Opponent Score
2-Sep vs. North Carolina* L 17 – 31
9-Sep vs. Furman W 47 – 21
16-Sep at Georgia L 14 – 24
23-Sep vs. Mississippi State W 37 – 30
30-Sep at Tennessee L 20 – 41
14-Oct vs. Florida
21-Oct at Missouri
28-Oct at Texas A&M
4-Nov vs. Jacksonville State
11-Nov vs. Vanderbilt
18-Nov vs. Kentucky
25-Nov vs. Clemson

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Florida South Carolina
ESPN FPI 34 36
Sagarin 33 38
Massey Composite 42 54
PiRate Ratings 36 32

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct South Carolina
Florida
99
106
12
14
0.357
0.348
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Florida
South Carolina
9
103
3
11
0.265
0.437
4th Down Conversion Pct South Carolina
Florida
98
105
10
12
0.385
0.364
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Florida
South Carolina
1
117
1
13
0.125
0.700
Blocked Kicks Florida 5 2 2
Blocked Kicks Allowed South Carolina
Florida
1
112
1
11
0
2
Blocked Punts (5 ranked) Florida 5 2 1
Blocked Punts Allowed Florida
South Carolina
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage Florida
South Carolina
2
10
1
2
0.796
0.726
Defensive TDs
Fewest Penalties South Carolina
Florida
64
103
5
9
34
41
Fewest Penalties Per Game South Carolina
Florida
95
98
7
8
6.80
6.83
Fewest Penalty Yards South Carolina
Florida
33
62
2
6
238
287
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game South Carolina
Florida
49
52
6
7
47.60
47.83
First Downs Defense Florida
South Carolina
13
58
3
7
81
110
First Downs Offense Florida
South Carolina
26
115
5
14
133
92
Fumbles Lost South Carolina
Florida
28
55
3
8
2
3
Fumbles Recovered Florida
South Carolina
107
107
10
10
1
1
Kickoff Return Defense Florida
South Carolina
7
29
1
3
13.75
16.50
Kickoff Returns South Carolina
Florida
78
85
10
12
19.00
18.57
Net Punting Florida
South Carolina
7
33
2
4
43.89
41.17
Passes Had Intercepted Florida
South Carolina
20
20
3
3
3
3
Passes Intercepted South Carolina
Florida
34
121
5
14
6
1
Passing Offense South Carolina
Florida
14
50
4
8
312.2
256.7
Passing Yards Allowed Florida
South Carolina
11
126
1
14
166.0
301.4
Passing Yards per Completion South Carolina
Florida
67
115
9
14
12.29
10.41
Punt Return Defense Florida
South Carolina
46
52
6
7
5.00
6.14
Punt Returns South Carolina
Florida
49
69
10
13
10.33
8.18
Red Zone Defense Florida
South Carolina
21
90
2
8
0.727
0.864
Red Zone Offense Florida
South Carolina
21
41
4
8
0.923
0.882
Rushing Defense Florida
South Carolina
42
72
7
12
120.5
141.6
Rushing Offense Florida
South Carolina
66
124
5
14
153.0
87.0
Sacks Allowed Florida
South Carolina
97
128
10
14
2.50
4.60
Scoring Defense Florida
South Carolina
19
93
3
11
16.8
29.4
Scoring Offense Florida
South Carolina
80
82
13
14
27.2
27.0
Tackles for Loss Allowed Florida
South Carolina
85
128
8
14
6.17
8.60
Team Passing Efficiency Florida
South Carolina
25
26
5
6
161.86
161.04
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Florida
South Carolina
52
88
5
10
124.47
140.87
Team Sacks South Carolina
Florida
95
109
13
14
1.80
1.50
Team Tackles for Loss Florida
South Carolina
102
126
13
14
4.8
3.8
Time of Possession Florida
South Carolina
4
97
1
9
34:13
28:48
Total Defense Florida
South Carolina
16
118
3
13
286.5
443.0
Total Offense Florida
South Carolina
58
62
7
8
409.7
399.2
Turnover Margin South Carolina
Florida
43
107
6
14
0.40
-0.67
Turnovers Gained South Carolina
Florida
80
124
9
14
7
2
Turnovers Lost South Carolina
Florida
16
37
3
5
5
6
Winning Percentage Florida
South Carolina
44
87
7
12
0.667
0.400

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Florida

QB Graham Mertz, RB Trevor Etienne, WR Ricky Pearsall, OL Kingsley Eguakan, OL Austin Barber, DE Princely Umanmielen, DB Jason Marshall, P Jeremy Crawshaw.

South Carolina

QB Spencer Rattler, RB Dakereon Joyner, WR Antwane Wells, OL Jakai Moore, DT Tonka Hemingway, LB Debo Williams, CB Marcellas Dial, P Kai Kroeger.

INJURIES

Florida


Player POS Status
C. Jones OL out for season – Redshirt
A. Barber OL Prob Sat – Lower Body
A. Jean WR Out Sat – Lower Body
T. Etienne RB Prob Sat – Undisclosed
J. Odom TE Out Sat – Upper Body
D. Zanders TE Ques Sat – Lower Body
K. Wilson S Ques Sat – Undisclosed
K. Eguakun OL Ques Sat – Lower Body
J. Weston S Out indefinitely – Upper Body
C. Douglas WR Out indefinitely – Leg
K. Zipperer TE Out indefinitely – Knee
J. Miller III QB Out indefinitely – Shoulder
T. Chiaokhiao-Bowman WR Out indefinitely – Lower Body
C. Carroll RB out for season – Knee
J. Boone DL out for season – Knee

South Carolina


Player POS Status
J. Moore OL Prob Sat – Shoulder
A. Wells Jr. WR Doub Sat – Foot
B. Dunn RB Ques Sat – Lower Body
C. Henry OL Out indefinitely – Lower Body
M. Anderson OL Out for season – Knee
R. Mikeska TE Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
M. Kaba LB Out for season – Knee

Source: Covers.com

Florida vs. South Carolina Football Series History

Florida leads 30-10-3

COMMENTS

Florida thinks their swamp is the king of hostile venues but they’ll have a wild Carolina crowd, and loud, annoying rooster crows, to deal with on Saturday. I think the Gamecocks win at home.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Florida 17, South Carolina 28

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

South Carolina 31, Florida 24

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 12:30 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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