SEC Football Preview: Georgia at South Carolina

Georgia-South Carolina Preview

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

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Team Schedules/Results

Georgia

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Oregon W 49-3 Neutral
09/10 Samford W 33-0 Home
09/17 S Carolina 12:00 pm Away
09/24 Kent State 12:00 pm Home
10/01 Missouri 12:00 pm Away
10/08 Auburn 8:00 pm Home
10/15 Vanderbilt 8:00 pm Home
10/29 Florida 3:30 pm Neutral
11/05 Tennessee 1:00 pm Home
11/12 Miss State 12:00 pm Away
11/19 Kentucky 12:00 pm Away
11/26 GA Tech 12:00 pm Home

South Carolina

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Georgia State W 35-14 Home
09/10 Arkansas L 30-44 Away
09/17 Georgia 12:00 pm Home
09/24 Charlotte 12:00 pm Home
10/01 S Car State 12:00 pm Home
10/08 Kentucky 8:00 pm Away
10/22 Texas A&M 8:00 pm Home
10/29 Missouri 8:00 pm Home
11/05 Vanderbilt 1:00 pm Away
11/12 Florida 12:00 pm Away
11/19 Tennessee 2:00 pm Home
11/26 Clemson 12:00 pm Away

College Football Ratings

Rating Georgia South Carolina
ESPN FPI 3 48
Sagarin 2 48
Massey Composite 2 49
PiRate Ratings 1 38

Key Stats

Stat South Carolina South Carolina
Total Offense 361.0 525.0
Rushing Offense 59.5 129.5
Passing Offense 301.5 395.5
Team Passing Eff. 129.28 173.30
Scoring Offense 32.5 41.0
Total Defense 384.0 220.5
Rushing Defense 247.5 79.5
Pass Yards Allowed 136.5 141.0
Team Pass Eff. Def. 105.06 89.98
Scoring Defense 29.0 1.5
Turnover Margin -2.0 1.5
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.250 0.609
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.750 0.000
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.424 0.286
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.500 0.500
Red Zone Offense 0.857 0.933
Red Zone Defense 0.700 0.500
Net Punting 41.8 42.75
Punt Returns 23.0 16.0
Kickoff Returns 27.5 36.0
First Downs Offense 41 51
First Downs Defense 42 24
Fewest Penalties/Game 5.0 5.5
Fewest Penalty Yards/Game 55.5 50.0

Players to Watch

Georgia

QB Stetson Bennett, TE Brock Bowers, DL Jalen Carter, LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson, OL Warren Ericson, TE Arik Gilbert, WR Kearis Jackson, OL Broderick Jones, C Sedrick Van Pran, TE Darnell Washington, PK Jack Podlesny.

South Carolina

QB Spencer Rattler, TE Jaheim Bell, LB Sherrod Greene, RB MarShawn Lloyd, WR Corey Rucker, DB Cam Smith, TE Austin Stogner, OL Dylan Wonnum, WR Josh Vann, DL Zacch Pickens, P Kai Kroeger.

Injuries

Georgia

[RB] 08/24/2022 – Andrew Paul is out for season (Knee)
[WR] 08/24/2022 – Kearis Jackson is “?” Saturday vs Oregon (Foot)
[RB] 08/14/2022 – Kendall Milton is “?” Saturday vs Oregon (Hamstring)
[WR] 08/13/2022 – Arian Smith is out indefinitely (Ankle)

South Carolina

[WR] 08/23/2022 – Chad Terrell is out for season (ACL)
[WR] 08/27/2022 – Corey Rucker is “?” Saturday vs Georgia State (Undisclosed)
[RB] 08/26/2022 – Christian Beal-Smith is “?” Saturday vs Georgia State (Foot)

Source: statfox.com

Georgia vs. South Carolina Football Series History

Georgia leads 49-18

Comments

Georgia, expected by many to drop off some this season, looks like its usual stingy 2021 self. The Dawg’s offense isn’t too shabby either. Shane Beamer has his program headed in the right direction but that direction does not point to a win over the Georgia Bulldogs in 2022.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Georgia 34, South Carolina 27

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Georgia 38, South Carolina 10

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET. You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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