SEC Football Preview: Kentucky at South Carolina

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

Team Schedules/Results

Kentucky

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 LA Monroe W 45-10 Home
09/11 Missouri W 35-28 Home
09/18 Chattanooga W 28-23 Home
09/25 S Carolina 7:00 pm Away
10/02 Florida 1:00 pm Home
10/09 LSU 1:00 pm Home
10/16 Georgia 1:00 pm Away
10/30 Miss State 1:00 pm Away
11/06 Tennessee 1:00 pm Home
11/13 Vanderbilt 12:00 pm Away
11/20 N Mex State 12:00 pm Home
11/27 Louisville 12:00 pm Away

South Carolina

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 E Illinois W 46-0 Home
09/11 E Carolina W 20-17 Away
09/18 Georgia L 13-40 Away
09/25 Kentucky 7:00 pm Home
10/02 Troy 1:00 pm Home
10/09 Tennessee 1:00 pm Away
10/16 Vanderbilt 1:00 pm Home
10/23 Texas A&M 1:00 pm Away
11/06 Florida 1:00 pm Home
11/13 Missouri 12:00 pm Away
11/20 Auburn 12:00 pm Home
11/27 Clemson 12:00 pm Home

College Football Ratings

Rating Kentucky South Carolina
ESPN FPI 60 64
Sagarin 42 63
Massey Composite 47 69
PiRate Ratings 42 63

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Kentucky South Carolina
Points 36.0 26.3
Points Allowed 20.3 19.0
Total YDS 480.0 358.0
Pass YDS 284.0 204.7
Rush YDS 196.0 153.3
Total YDS Allowed 274.7 290.3
Pass YDS Allowed 177.3 181.7
Rush YDS Allowed 97.3 108.7
3rd Down Conv. 55.9 39.5
3rd Down Conv. DEF 44.9 30.6
Turnover margin -2.00 0.33

Players to Watch

Kentucky

RB Chris Rodriguez Jr., WR Josh Ali, TE Keaton Upshaw, OL Darian Kinnard, OL Luke Fortner, DL Josh Paschal, LB Jacquez Jones, LB DeAndre Square, LB Jordan Wright, DB Yusuf Corker, QB Will Levis.

South Carolina

RB Kevin Harris, WR Ahmarean Brown, TE Nick Muse, OT Jakai Moore, OT Dylan Wonnum, DL Kingsley Enagbare, S Jaylan Foster, LB Mohamed Kaba, DT Zacch Pickens, DE Jordan Burch.

Injuries

Kentucky

[DB] 09/18/2021 – Taj Dodson is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Groin)
[RB] 09/18/2021 – Travis Tisdale is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Legal problems)
[RB] 09/18/2021 – Jutahn McClain is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Legal problems)
[WR] 09/18/2021 – Earnest Sanders IV is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Legal problems)

South Carolina

 
[DL] 09/18/2021 – Rick Sandidge is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Leg)
[DB] 09/18/2021 – R.J. Roderick is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Suspension)
[LB] 09/18/2021 – Sherrod Greene is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Undisclosed)

Source: statfox.com

Kentucky vs. South Carolina Football Series History

South Carolina leads 18-13-1

Comments

Both of these teams have injury problems with their quarterbacks. The team with the most healthy QB likely wins. I think Kentucky at least has more depth at QB and overall. I see UK winning a slugfest.

Our Preseason Prediction

South Carolina 31, Kentucky 30

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Kentucky 27, South Carolina 24

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN2 Network.

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