SEC Football Preview: South Carolina at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt-South Carolina preview

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

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Team Schedules/Results

South Carolina

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Georgia State 7:30 PM ET ESP+ W 35-14
9/10 at Arkansas 12:00 PM ET ESPN L 30-44
9/17 vs. Georgia 12:00 PM ET ESPN L 7-48
9/24 vs. Charlotte 7:30 PM ET ESPNU W 56-20
9/29 vs. South Carolina State 7:00 PM ET SECN W 50-10
10/8 at Kentucky 7:30 PM ET SECN W 24-14
10/22 vs. Texas A&M 7:30 PM ET SECN W 30-24
10/29 vs. Missouri 4:00 PM ET SECN L 10-23
11/5 at Vanderbilt 7:30 PM ET SECN
11/12 at Florida TBA
11/19 vs. Tennessee TBA
11/26 at Clemson TBA

Vanderbilt

Date Opponent Time TV Result
8/27 at Hawaii 10:30 PM ET CBSS W 63-10
9/3 vs. Elon 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 42-31
9/10 vs. Wake Forest 12:00 PM ET SECN L 25-45
9/17 at Northern Illinois 3:30 PM ET CBSS W 38-28
9/24 at Alabama 7:30 PM ET SECN L 3-55
10/8 vs. Ole Miss 4:00 PM ET SECN L 28-52
10/15 at Georgia 3:30 PM ET SECN L 0-55
10/22 at Missouri 4:00 PM ET SECN L 14-17
11/5 vs. South Carolina 7:30 PM ET SECN
11/12 at Kentucky TBA
11/19 vs. Florida TBA
11/26 vs. Tennessee TBA

College Football Ratings

Rating South Carolina Vanderbilt
ESPN FPI 51 94
Sagarin 47 108
Massey Composite 42 83
PiRate Ratings 44 95

Key Stats (per game)

Stat South Carolina Vanderbilt
Scoring Offense 30.2 26.6
Scoring Defense 24.6 36.6
Total Offense 352.9 341.0
Rushing Offense 127.5 138.4
Passing Offense 225.4 202.6
Team Passing Eff. 128.2 132.7
Total Defense 361.4 470.5
Rushing Defense 165.0 152.8
Pass Yards Allowed 196.4 317.8
Team Pass Eff. Def. 120.3 163.9
Turnover Margin -1.00 0.50
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.398 0.345
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.500 0.474
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.400 0.457
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.556 0.312
Red Zone Offense 0.824 0.875
Red Zone Defense 0.867 0.812
Net Punting 41.4 39.2
Punt Returns 16.7 5.4
Kickoff Returns 28.6 18.0
First Downs Offense 150.0 133.0
First Downs Defense 167.0 187.0
Penalties/Game 5.6 5.1
Penalty Yards/Game 53.5 43.8

Players to Watch

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.

Vanderbilt

QB Mike Wright, TE Ben Bresnahan, LB Anfernee Orji, DL Nate Clifton, OL Bradley Ashmore, DB Jaylen Mahoney, P Matthew Hayball, LS Wesley Schelling.

Injuries

South Carolina

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

Vanderbilt

[QB] AJ Swann (Undisclosed) – Probable
[RB] Chase Gillespie (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[WR] Daveon Walker (Undisclosed) – Out
[DL] Daevion Davis (Leg) – Out
[LB] Miles Capers (Knee) – Out

Source: statfox.com

South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt Football Series History

South Carolina leads 27-4

Comments

Vanderbilt may have missed their best chance at an SEC win a couple of weeks ago when they dropped a game at Missouri. A lot of Vandy’s chances to win this one hinge on whether or not quarterback AJ Swann is recovered enough to be an accurate passer. These two teams are pretty even but South Carolina has absolutely dominated this series since they entered the SEC in the early 1990s. The Gamecocks likely win by a field goal or more.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

South Carolina 24, Vanderbilt 28

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

South Carolina 27, Vanderbilt 24

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

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