SEC Football Preview: South Carolina at Texas A&M

Texas A&M-South Carolina football preview

South Carolina faces Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station. 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 L 12 – 34
28-Oct at Texas A&M
4-Nov vs. Jacksonville State
11-Nov vs. Vanderbilt
18-Nov vs. Kentucky
25-Nov vs. Clemson

Texas A&M

Date Opponent Score
2-Sep vs. New Mexico W 52 – 10
9-Sep at Miami (FL) L 33 – 48
16-Sep vs. Louisiana-Monroe W 47 – 3
23-Sep vs. Auburn W 27 – 10
30-Sep vs. Arkansas* W 34 – 22
7-Oct vs. Alabama L 20 – 26
14-Oct at Tennessee L 13 – 20
28-Oct vs. South Carolina
4-Nov at Ole Miss
11-Nov vs. Mississippi State
18-Nov vs. Abilene Christian
25-Nov at LSU

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating South Carolina Texas A&M
ESPN FPI 41 15
Sagarin 44 16
Massey Composite 68 30
PiRate Ratings 40 17

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Texas A&M
South Carolina
25
98
3
11
0.452
0.355
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Texas A&M
South Carolina
6
97
2
12
0.286
0.424
4th Down Conversion Pct South Carolina
Texas A&M
111
118
10
12
0.357
0.286
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Texas A&M
South Carolina
10
115
3
13
0.300
0.667
Blocked Kicks South Carolina
Texas A&M
30
30
6
6
1
1
Blocked Kicks Allowed South Carolina
Texas A&M
1
104
1
11
0
2
Blocked Punts Texas A&M 6 2 1
Blocked Punts Allowed South Carolina
Texas A&M
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage South Carolina
Texas A&M
12
54
3
9
0.706
0.623
Defensive TDs Texas A&M 39 5 1
Fewest Penalties South Carolina
Texas A&M
94
105
7
10
49
52
Fewest Penalties Per Game South Carolina
Texas A&M
99
116
9
12
7.00
7.43
Fewest Penalty Yards South Carolina
Texas A&M
51
75
6
8
355
393
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game South Carolina
Texas A&M
60
87
8
10
50.71
56.14
First Downs Defense Texas A&M
South Carolina
5
107
1
13
102
160
First Downs Offense Texas A&M
South Carolina
68
95
7
11
149
135
Fumbles Lost South Carolina
Texas A&M
32
65
5
10
3
4
Fumbles Recovered Texas A&M
South Carolina
100
118
9
12
2
1
Kickoff Return Defense South Carolina
Texas A&M
43
106
5
12
17.83
22.83
Kickoff Returns Texas A&M
South Carolina
71
121
10
14
19.64
14.64
Net Punting South Carolina
Texas A&M
20
89
7
12
41.77
37.29
Passes Had Intercepted South Carolina
Texas A&M
40
65
6
10
5
6
Passes Intercepted South Carolina
Texas A&M
56
99
11
13
6
4
Passing Offense South Carolina
Texas A&M
16
38
3
7
298.7
268.1
Passing Yards Allowed Texas A&M
South Carolina
12
126
2
14
172.7
304.0
Passing Yards per Completion Texas A&M
South Carolina
52
67
7
9
12.60
12.09
Punt Return Defense South Carolina
Texas A&M
43
73
6
8
6.00
8.00
Punt Returns Texas A&M
South Carolina
10
72
2
13
17.56
7.75
Red Zone Defense Texas A&M
South Carolina
50
111
3
12
0.800
0.903
Red Zone Offense Texas A&M
South Carolina
27
38
6
8
0.903
0.885
Rushing Defense Texas A&M
South Carolina
20
65
3
11
105.1
142.7
Rushing Offense Texas A&M
South Carolina
95
122
11
13
131.9
92.6
Sacks Allowed Texas A&M
South Carolina
63
127
6
14
2.00
4.43
Scoring Defense Texas A&M
South Carolina
33
111
4
13
19.9
31.7
Scoring Offense Texas A&M
South Carolina
40
80
5
13
32.3
26.6
Tackles for Loss Allowed Texas A&M
South Carolina
33
129
5
14
4.71
8.14
Team Passing Efficiency South Carolina
Texas A&M
30
44
7
8
155.73
144.00
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Texas A&M
South Carolina
58
107
4
13
129.15
144.00
Team Sacks Texas A&M
South Carolina
1
91
1
11
4.14
1.86
Team Tackles for Loss Texas A&M
South Carolina
1
117
1
14
9.3
4.1
Time of Possession Texas A&M
South Carolina
58
98
5
9
30:19
28:55
Total Defense Texas A&M
South Carolina
9
120
2
14
277.9
446.7
Total Offense Texas A&M
South Carolina
60
70
7
8
400.0
391.3
Turnover Margin South Carolina
Texas A&M
75
105
11
14
-0.14
-0.57
Turnovers Gained South Carolina
Texas A&M
104
114
12
13
7
6
Turnovers Lost South Carolina
Texas A&M
37
61
5
11
8
10
Winning Percentage Texas A&M
South Carolina
50
103
9
12
0.571
0.286

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.

Texas A&M

QB Conner Weigman, RB Amari Daniels, WR Ainias Smith, OL Bryce Foster, OL Layden Robinson, OL Bryce Foster, OL Reuben Fatheree, DT McKinnley Jackson, LB Edgerrin Cooper, LB Bryce Anderson, S Demani Richardson, P Nik Constantinou.

INJURIES

South Carolina


Player POS Status
A. Brown WR Doub Sat – Hamstring
A. Wells Jr. WR Ques Sat – Foot
V. Lee OL Ques Sat – Undisclosed
X. Legette WR Ques Sat – Upper Body
B. Dunn RB Out indefinitely – Lower Body
C. Henry OL Out indefinitely – Lower Body
M. Anderson OL out for season – Knee
R. Mikeska TE Out indefinitely – Undisclosed

Texas A&M


Player POS Status
C. Weigman QB out for season – Ankle
J. Gilbert DB Out indefinitely – Shoulder
D. Green TE out for season – Knee

Source: Covers.com

South Carolina vs. Texas A&M Football Series History

Texas A&M leads 8-1

COMMENTS

Here’s a battle of two teams riding losing streaks. I’m going with A&M in this one. They are playing in College Station and the Aggies team is playing much better compared to last season

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

South Carolina 17, Texas A&M 31

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Texas A&M 38, South Carolina 24

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 12;00 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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