SEC Football Preview: South Carolina at Florida

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The South Carolina Gamecocks visit the Florida Gators on Saturday in Gainesville. 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 W 38-27
11/12 at Florida 4:00 PM ET SECN
11/19 vs. Tennessee TBA
11/26 at Clemson TBA

Florida

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Utah 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 29-26
9/10 vs. Kentucky 7:00 PM ET ESPN L 16-26
9/17 vs. South Florida 7:30 PM ET SECN W 31-28
9/24 at Tennessee 3:30 PM ET CBS L 33-38
10/2 vs. Eastern Washington 12:00 PM ET ESP+ W 52-17
10/8 vs. Missouri 12:00 PM ET ESPNU W 24-17
10/15 vs. LSU 7:00 PM ET ESPN L 35-45
10/29 vs. Georgia* 3:30 PM ET CBS/PAR+ L 20-42
11/5 at Texas A&M 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 41-24
11/12 vs. South Carolina 4:00 PM ET SECN
11/19 at Vanderbilt TBA
11/25 at Florida State 7:30 PM ET ABC

College Football Ratings

Rating South Carolina Florida
ESPN FPI 53 32
Sagarin 49 29
Massey Composite 44 38
PiRate Ratings 44 37

Key Stats (per game)

Stat South Carolina Florida
Scoring Offense 31.1 31.2
Scoring Defense 24.9 29.2
Total Offense 368.3 430.0
Rushing Offense 136.4 208.8
Passing Offense 231.9 221.2
Team Passing Eff. 136.1 130.6
Total Defense 371.7 441.4
Rushing Defense 171.8 185.3
Pass Yards Allowed 199.9 256.1
Team Pass Eff. Def. 121.6 133.0
Turnover Margin -0.56 0.89
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.391 0.389
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.500 0.476
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.392 0.500
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.545 0.412
Red Zone Offense 0.838 0.757
Red Zone Defense 0.879 0.850
Net Punting 42.0 43.4
Punt Returns 16.7 13.2
Kickoff Returns 27.3 20.4
First Downs Offense 167 179
First Downs Defense 191 217
Penalties/Game 6.3 6.0
Penalty Yards/Game 60.4 38.7

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.

Florida

QB Anthony Richardson, LB Brenton Cox, DL Gervin Dexter, OL Kingsley Eguakun, LB Ventrell Miller, OL O’Cyrus Torrence, RB Nay’Quan Wright, DB Trey Dean III, LS Marco Ortiz.

Injuries

South Carolina

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

Florida

[CB] Devin Moore (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[WR] Justin Shorter (Hamstring) – Questionable
[TE] Keon Zipperer (Knee) – Out
[TE] Arlis Boardingham (Upper Body) – Out
[OL] David Conner (Redshirt) – Out
[QB] Jack Miller III (Thumb) – Out

Source: statfox.com

South Carolina vs. Florida Football Series History

Florida leads 29-10

Comments

This should be a good game to watch. An ever-improving South Carolina team playing an emerging Florida team focusing on returning to the glory Gators days. Shane Beamer is building a winning program in Columbia. However, Florida seems to be improving. The Gators should win by at least a touchdown but South Carolina could very well escape with a win.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

South Carolina 24, Florida 35

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Florida 35, South Carolina 28

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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