South Carolina Football First Look: Charlotte

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South Carolina football hosts Charlotte on Saturday in Columbia. Here is your first look at Charlotte.

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Charlotte Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
08/27 Fla Atlantic L 13-43 Away
09/02 Wm & Mary L 24-41 Home
09/10 Maryland L 21-56 Home
09/17 Georgia State W 42-41 Away
09/24 S Carolina 7:30 pm Away
10/01 TX El Paso 6:00 pm Home
10/15 UAB 3:30 pm Away
10/22 Florida Intl 3:30 pm Home
10/29 Rice 2:00 pm Away
11/05 W Kentucky 12:00 pm Home
11/12 Middle Tenn 3:30 pm Away
11/19 LA Tech 3:30 pm Home

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Charlotte South Carolina
Scoring Offense 25.1 32.5
Scoring Defense 45.2 29.0
Total Offense 386.8 361.5
Rushing Offense 97.2 59.5
Passing Offense 289.5 302
Team Passing Eff. 141.74 129.39
Total Defense 563.8 384
Rushing Defense 243.2 247.5
Pass Yards Allowed 320.5 136.5
Team Pass Eff. Def. 201.15 105.06
Turnover Margin 0.25 -2

Charlotte Injuries and Suspensions

[DB] Marcus Robitaille (Leg) – Questionable
[WR] Jairus Mack (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[DT] Isaiah Potts (Knee) – Questionable


Challenges for South Carolina

This certainly should be a blowout by the Gamecocks but the South Carolina team can’t afford to be complacent with Charlotte. Teams like this usually lose to power conference teams but sometimes, like Texas A&M and Appalachian State a couple of weeks ago, the unexpected occurs. Fifth-year quarterback Chris Reynolds leads the 49er offense. So far this season Reynold has completed 45 of 62 passes for 597 yards, seven touchdowns, and one interception. During his career, Reynolds has tallied 9,628 yards passing while completing 733 passes of 1,194 attempts for 77 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. The Gamecocks have to keep Reynolds under wraps and not allow the 49ers to turn this into a tight ball game.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the ESPNU Network.

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