SEC Football Preview: Vanderbilt at South Carolina

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Vanderbilt visits South Carolina on Saturday in Columbia. previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results


Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 East Tennessee State L 3-23 Home
09/11 Colorado St W 24-21 Away
09/18 Stanford L 23-41 Home
09/25 Georgia L 0-62 Home
10/02 Connecticut W 30-28 Home
10/09 Florida L 0-42 Away
10/16 S Carolina 4:00 pm Away
10/23 Miss State 1:00 pm Home
10/30 Missouri 1:00 pm Home
11/13 Kentucky 12:00 pm Home
11/20 Mississippi 12:00 pm Away
11/27 Tennessee 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 L 10-16 Home
10/02 Troy W 23-14 Home
10/09 Tennessee L 20-45 Away
10/16 Vanderbilt 4:00 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 Vanderbilt South Carolina
ESPN FPI 122 67
Sagarin 143 72
Massey Composite 111 71
PiRate Ratings 118 71

Key Stats

Stat Vanderbilt South Carolina
Points 13.3 22.0
Points Allowed 36.2 22.0
Total YDS 310.7 335.5
Pass YDS 196.8 209.0
Rush YDS 113.8 126.5
Total YDS Allowed 451.5 330.0
Pass YDS Allowed 251.8 171.2
Rush YDS Allowed 199.7 158.8
3rd Down Conv.% 32.0 36.9
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 31.2 46.3
Turnover margin -1.00 0.50

Players to Watch


QB Ken Seals, RB Ja’Veon Marlow, OL Tyler Steen, WR Cam Johnson, WR Amir Abdur-Rahim, WR Chris Pierce, TE Ben Bresnahan, LB Anfernee Orji, DL Raashaan Wilkins, CB Allan George, DB Jaylen Mahoney, S Brendon Harris.

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.



[TE] 10/09/2021 – Justin Ball is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Undisclosed)
[RB] 10/12/2021 – Rocko Griffin is probable Saturday vs South Carolina (Ankle)
[RB] 09/21/2021 – Re’Mahn Davis is out for season (Toe)
[OL] 10/09/2021 – Michael Warden is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Undisclosed)

South Carolina

[LB] 10/09/2021 – Sherrod Greene is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)
[WR] 10/09/2021 – Rico Powers is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)
[LB] 10/09/2021 – Rodricus Fitten is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)
[WR] 10/09/2021 – Keveon Mullins is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)
[OL] 10/12/2021 – Jaylen Nichols is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Ankle)
[CB] 10/12/2021 – Cam Smith is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Head)
[WR] 10/04/2021 – OrTre Smith is out for season (Left Team)
[DL] 10/09/2021 – Rick Sandidge is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Leg)


Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina Football Series History

South Carolina leads 26-4


This is a battle between two teams that will both likely be at or near the bottom of the SEC East when the season ends. Both desperately want to win this game. Vandy has traditionally struggled against South Carolina. Although Vandy has had signs of improving they aren’t yet to the level they need to be at to march into Williams-Brice Stadium and defeat the Gamecocks. South Caorolina wins this by at least 10 points.

Our Preseason Prediction

South Carolina 30, Vanderbilt 17

Game Week Prediction

South Carolina 24, Vanderbilt 10

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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