SEC Football Preview: Charlotte at South Carolina

South Carolina-Charlotte football game preview

Charlotte 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

Charlotte

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

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 L 7-48 Home
09/24 Charlotte 7:30 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 Charlotte South Carolina
ESPN FPI 122 67
Sagarin 167 73
Massey Composite 126 60
PiRate Ratings 124 44

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Charlotte South Carolina
Scoring Offense 25.0 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 563.8 384.1
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
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.333 0.250
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.286 0.750
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.549 0.424
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.714 0.500
Red Zone Offense 0.917 0.857
Red Zone Defense 0.882 0.700
Net Punting 43.06 41.8
Punt Returns 6.2 23
Kickoff Returns 17.93 27.5
First Downs Offense 83 42
First Downs Defense 111 42
Penalties/Game 8 5
Penalty Yards/Game 72.75 55.5

Players to Watch

Charlotte

QB Chris Reynolds, RB Shadrick Byrd, WR Victor Tucker, OL Jon Jacobs, DL Markees Watts, LB Prince Bemah, DB Tank Robinson, DB Geo Howard

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

Charlotte

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

South Carolina

[WR] Corey Rucker (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[LB] Mohamed Kaba (Knee) – Questionable
[TE] Chad Terrell (Knee) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Charlotte vs. South Carolina Football Series History

First meeting

Comments

South Carolina has one more cupcake game (South Carolina State) after this one. The Gamecocks should win both those and then it’s only to meat of the USC schedule.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Charlotte 10, South Carolina 27

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

South Carolina 38, Charlotte 10

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

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