SEC Football Preview: Vanderbilt at South Carolina

South Carolina-Vanderbilt Football preview

Vanderbilt 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

Vanderbilt

26-Aug vs. Hawaii W 35 – 28
2-Sep vs. Alabama A&M W 47 – 13
9-Sep at Wake Forest L 20 – 36
16-Sep at UNLV L 37 – 40
23-Sep vs. Kentucky L 28 – 45
30-Sep vs. Missouri L 21 – 38
7-Oct at Florida L 14 – 38
14-Oct vs. Georgia L 20 – 37
28-Oct at Ole Miss L 7 – 33
4-Nov vs. Auburn L 15 – 31
11-Nov at South Carolina
25-Nov at Tennessee

South Carolina

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 L 17 – 30
4-Nov vs. Jacksonville State W 38 – 28
11-Nov vs. Vanderbilt
18-Nov vs. Kentucky
25-Nov vs. Clemson

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Vanderbilt South Carolina
ESPN FPI 97 43
Sagarin 110 47
Massey Composite 108 68
PiRate Ratings 86 42

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct South Carolina
Vanderbilt
105
109
11
12
0.341
0.333
3rd Down Conv.
Pct Defense
South Carolina
Vanderbilt
100
120
12
13
0.431
0.465
4th Down Conversion Pct South Carolina
Vanderbilt
113
119
11
12
0.333
0.320
4th Down Conv.
Pct Defense
South Carolina
Vanderbilt
119
127
13
14
0.700
0.750
Blocked Kicks South Carolina
Vanderbilt
4
13
1
3
3
2
Blocked Kicks Allowed South Carolina
Vanderbilt
1
1
1
1
0
0
Blocked Punts Vanderbilt
South Carolina
1
14
1
2
2
1
Blocked Punts Allowed South Carolina
Vanderbilt
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage South Carolina
Vanderbilt
10
114
3
14
0.694
0.555
Defensive TDs Vanderbilt
South Carolina
14
46
4
7
2
1
Fewest Penalties Vanderbilt
South Carolina
30
118
2
13
47
67
Fewest Penalties Per Game Vanderbilt
South Carolina
18
119
2
13
4.70
7.44
Fewest Penalty Yards Vanderbilt
South Carolina
40
82
3
10
417
501
Fewest Penalty
Yards Per Game
Vanderbilt
South Carolina
22
83
2
10
41.70
55.67
First Downs Defense South Carolina
Vanderbilt
112
127
13
14
202
217
First Downs Offense South Carolina
Vanderbilt
92
95
9
10
167
165
Fumbles Lost South Carolina
Vanderbilt
39
63
7
13
4
5
Fumbles Recovered South Carolina
Vanderbilt
91
91
7
7
3
3
Kickoff Return Defense South Carolina
Vanderbilt
38
94
5
10
17.71
21.67
Kickoff Returns Vanderbilt
South Carolina
58
116
9
14
20.38
16.50
Net Punting Vanderbilt
South Carolina
1
32
1
8
45.05
40.51
Passes Had Intercepted South Carolina
Vanderbilt
38
116
8
14
6
12
Passes Intercepted Vanderbilt
South Carolina
13
47
1
7
11
8
Passing Offense South Carolina
Vanderbilt
17
61
4
9
296.2
235.2
Passing Yards Allowed Vanderbilt
South Carolina
112
126
13
14
255.5
286.7
Passing Yards
per Completion
Vanderbilt
South Carolina
38
62
5
9
12.85
12.12
Punt Return Defense South Carolina
Vanderbilt
37
83
5
10
5.33
9.20
Punt Returns Vanderbilt
South Carolina
42
89
9
13
10.64
6.57
Red Zone Defense South Carolina
Vanderbilt
79
117
6
12
0.854
0.913
Red Zone Offense South Carolina
Vanderbilt
43
108
7
14
0.879
0.759
Rushing Defense South Carolina
Vanderbilt
72
110
11
14
149.7
180.0
Rushing Offense Vanderbilt
South Carolina
123
125
13
14
93.5
86.4
Sacks Allowed Vanderbilt
South Carolina
90
124
9
13
2.40
4.11
Scoring Defense South Carolina
Vanderbilt
106
118
13
14
31.1
33.9
Scoring Offense South Carolina
Vanderbilt
71
85
12
13
26.8
24.4
Tackles for Loss Allowed Vanderbilt
South Carolina
78
128
7
14
5.90
8.44
Team Passing Efficiency South Carolina
Vanderbilt
29
82
7
13
152.92
128.05
Team Passing
Efficiency Defense
South Carolina
Vanderbilt
102
104
11
12
143.24
143.88
Team Sacks Vanderbilt
South Carolina
74
84
11
12
2.00
1.89
Team Tackles for Loss Vanderbilt
South Carolina
49
112
7
14
6.0
4.7
Time of Possession South Carolina
Vanderbilt
93
114
9
12
28:43
27:46
Total Defense Vanderbilt
South Carolina
118
120
13
14
435.5
436.3
Total Offense South Carolina
Vanderbilt
67
105
8
13
382.7
328.7
Turnover Margin South Carolina
Vanderbilt
55
89
9
13
0.11
-0.30
Turnovers Gained Vanderbilt
South Carolina
42
86
2
7
14
11
Turnovers Lost South Carolina
Vanderbilt
31
109
8
14
10
17
Winning Percentage South Carolina
Vanderbilt
94
127
12
14
0.333
0.200

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Vanderbilt

QB AJ Swann, RB Chase Gillespie, WR Will Sheppard, OL Julian Hernandez, WR Quincy Skinner Jr., DL Darren Agu, LB Ethan Barr, S De’Rickey Wright, CB BJ Anderson, P Matthew Hayball, LS Wesley Schelling.

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

Vanderbilt


Player POS Status
P. Smith RB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
B. Anderson CB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Q. Skinner Jr. WR Ques Sat – Undisclosed
C. Taylor LB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Y. Outtara DL Ques Sat – Undisclosed
S. Riley S Ques Sat – Undisclosed
G. Carter WR Out indefinitely – Lower Body
E. McAllister WR out for season – Undisclosed
J. Uzebu OL out for season – Lower Body

South Carolina


Player POS Status
D. Joyner RB Out Sat – Ankle
T. Knox TE Ques Sat – Undisclosed
T. Jones OL Ques Sat – Undisclosed
A. Wells Jr. WR Out Indefinitely – Foot
M. Anderson OL out for season – Knee
R. Mikeska TE Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
M. Kaba LB out for season – Knee

Source: Covers.com

Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina Football Series History

South Carolina leads 28-4

COMMENTS

This one is easy. Vanderbilt has been dominated by South Carolina since the Gamecocks joined the SEC in 1991. While Vandy’s season is already a losing one, the Gamecocks still have a shot at making a bowl. Playing in Columbia will certainly help the South Caorlina.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Vanderbilt 13, South Carolina 27

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

South Carolina 27, Vanderbilt 20

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

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