SEC Football Preview: South Carolina at South Carolina State

South Carolina-South Carolina State football game preview

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

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Team Schedules/Results

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 W 56-20 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

South Carolina State

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/01 UCF L 10-56 Away
09/10 Bethune-Cookman W 33-9 Away
09/24 N.C. A&T L 27-41 Away
10/01 South Carolina 12:00 PM Away
10/08 Florida 2:00 PM Home
10/15 Va.-Lynchburg 1:30 PM Home
10/22 N.C. Central 1:30 PM Home
10/29 Morgan St. 12:00 PM Away
11/05 Delaware St. 1:30 PM Home
11/12 Howard 1:00 PM Away
11/19 Norfolk St. 1:30 PM Home

College Football Ratings

Rating South Carolina South Carolina State
ESPN FPI 58 NR
Sagarin 62 203
Massey Composite 57 NR
PiRate Ratings 43 NR

Key Stats (per game)

Stat S. Carolina SC State
Total Offense 393.5 265.7
Rushing Offense 126.5 94.7
Passing Offense 267.0 171.0
Team Passing Eff. 127.9 109.0
Scoring Offense 32.0 23.3
Total Defense 401.8 473.3
Rushing Defense 195.5 256.3
Pass Yards Allowed 206.2 217.0
Team Pass Eff. Def. 133.65 128.8
Scoring Defense 31.5 35.3
Turnover Margin -1.50 1.00
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.333 0.318
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.750 0.444
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.482 0.455
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.500 0.750
Red Zone Offense 0.824 0.750
Red Zone Defense 0.824 0.786
Net Punting 42.1 36.6
Punt Returns 16.3 4.3
Kickoff Returns 26.4 7.1
First Downs Offense 87.0 43
First Downs Defense 93.0 72
Penalties/Game 6.3 7.3
Penalty Yards/Game 59.5 58.7

Players to Watch

South Carolina

QB Corey Fields, RB Kendrell Flowers, WR Shaquan Davis, DB Zion Keith, DB Jalen Barr, LB BJ Davis, DL Jeblonski Green Jr., P Dyson Roberts, K Gavyn Zimmerman.

South Carolina State

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

South Carolina

[LB] Mohamed Kaba (Knee) – Questionable
[TE] Chad Terrell (Knee) – Out

South Carolina State

None reported.

Source: statfox.com

South Carolina vs. South Carolina State Football Series History

South Carolina leads 2-0

Comments

The Gamecocks are coming off a lopsided win over FBS opponent Charlotte. This week FCS opponent South Carolina State Shouldn’t be too much trouble for the Gamecocks. This one won’t be close.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

SC State 7, South Carolina 35

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

South Carolina 52, South Carolina State 9

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

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