SEC Football Preview: South Carolina at Missouri

South Carolina-Missouri football preview

South Carolina visits Missouri on Saturday in Columbia, Mo. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

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 L 39 – 41
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

Missouri

Date Opponent Score
31-Aug vs. South Dakota W 35 – 10
9-Sep vs. Middle Tennessee W 23 – 19
16-Sep vs. Kansas State W 30 – 27
23-Sep vs. Memphis* W 34 – 27
30-Sep at Vanderbilt W 38 – 21
7-Oct vs. LSU L 39 – 49
14-Oct at Kentucky W 38 – 21
21-Oct vs. South Carolina
4-Nov at Georgia
11-Nov vs. Tennessee
18-Nov vs. Florida
24-Nov at Arkansas

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating South Carolina Missouri
ESPN FPI 38 27
Sagarin 40 37
Massey Composite 61 22
PiRate Ratings 34 41

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Missouri
South Carolina
74
92
7
11
0.395
0.375
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Missouri
South Carolina
69
82
9
10
0.390
0.407
4th Down Conversion Pct Missouri
South Carolina
64
101
4
10
0.500
0.385
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Missouri
South Carolina
103
119
10
13
0.615
0.714
Blocked Kicks Missouri
South Carolina
27
27
6
6
1
1
Blocked Kicks Allowed South Carolina
Missouri
1
70
1
10
0
1
Blocked Punts Missouri 6 2 1
Blocked Punts Allowed Missouri
South Carolina
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage South Carolina
Missouri
6
14
2
5
0.732
0.705
Defensive TDs
Fewest Penalties South Carolina
Missouri
87
116
6
12
43
51
Fewest Penalties Per Game South Carolina
Missouri
109
111
10
11
7.17
7.29
Fewest Penalty Yards South Carolina
Missouri
53
91
4
9
320
390
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game South Carolina
Missouri
66
80
7
9
53.33
55.71
First Downs Defense Missouri
South Carolina
79
92
8
11
131
138
First Downs Offense Missouri
South Carolina
21
104
4
12
156
115
Fumbles Lost Missouri
South Carolina
21
43
3
6
2
3
Fumbles Recovered Missouri
South Carolina
113
113
11
11
1
1
Kickoff Return Defense South Carolina
Missouri
29
68
3
7
16.40
20.00
Kickoff Returns Missouri
South Carolina
67
124
10
14
19.67
14.10
Net Punting South Carolina
Missouri
28
74
6
11
41.04
38.35
Passes Had Intercepted Missouri
South Carolina
29
29
4
4
4
4
Passes Intercepted Missouri
South Carolina
47
47
7
7
6
6
Passing Offense South Carolina
Missouri
13
17
3
5
312.3
305.6
Passing Yards Allowed Missouri
South Carolina
73
130
8
14
227.3
321.7
Passing Yards per Completion Missouri
South Carolina
31
60
4
8
13.54
12.49
Punt Return Defense South Carolina
Missouri
46
92
6
11
6.00
10.40
Punt Returns South Carolina
Missouri
49
51
10
11
10.33
10.00
Red Zone Defense Missouri
South Carolina
62
103
6
11
0.826
0.889
Red Zone Offense Missouri
South Carolina
4
24
1
5
0.968
0.909
Rushing Defense Missouri
South Carolina
34
54
6
9
118.4
129.8
Rushing Offense Missouri
South Carolina
87
121
10
13
139.9
97.8
Sacks Allowed Missouri
South Carolina
48
125
4
13
1.71
4.17
Scoring Defense Missouri
South Carolina
62
105
9
13
24.9
31.3
Scoring Offense Missouri
South Carolina
34
67
4
12
33.9
29.0
Tackles for Loss Allowed Missouri
South Carolina
92
125
8
14
6.29
8.17
Team Passing Efficiency Missouri
South Carolina
10
15
2
4
170.75
166.98
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Missouri
South Carolina
85
100
9
12
138.79
144.27
Team Sacks Missouri
South Carolina
31
65
6
8
2.71
2.17
Team Tackles for Loss Missouri
South Carolina
61
113
7
14
5.9
4.5
Time of Possession Missouri
South Carolina
74
102
7
9
29:51
28:33
Total Defense Missouri
South Carolina
47
121
7
14
345.7
451.5
Total Offense Missouri
South Carolina
27
57
4
7
445.4
410.2
Turnover Margin Missouri
South Carolina
55
61
8
10
0.14
0.00
Turnovers Gained Missouri
South Carolina
92
92
10
10
7
7
Turnovers Lost Missouri
South Carolina
22
35
3
6
6
7
Winning Percentage Missouri
South Carolina
11
99
2
12
0.857
0.333

PLAYERS TO WATCH

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.

Missouri

QB Brady Cook, RB Cody Schrader, WR Luther Burden, OL Javon Foster, DE Darius Robinson, LB Ty’Ron Hopper, CB Ennis Rakestraw, CB Kris Abrams-Draine, S Jaylon Carlies, K Harrison Mevis.

INJURIES

South Carolina


Player POS Status
A. Wells Jr. WR Out Sat – Foot
M. Anderson RB Prob Sat – Ankle
V. Lee OL Ques Sat – Undisclosed
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

Missouri


Player POS Status
C. Bailey LB Out Sat – Undisclosed
C. Schrader RB Ques Sat – Quadricep
S. McNeil DB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
M. Cox RB Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
I. Thompson DB out for season – Lower Body

Source: Covers.com

South Carolina vs. Missouri Football Series History

Missouri leads 8-5

COMMENTS

This is an important matchup for both teams who jockying for a strong conference finish. Missouri, playing at home with Brady Cook and Luther the Burden, gets the edge but don’t discount the Gamecocks. They are a fiesty team that can surprise any opponent.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

South Carolina 14, Missouri 17

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Missouri 38, South Carolina 35

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:30 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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