SEC Football Preview: Tennessee at South Carolina

South Carolina-Tennessee Preview

Tennessee faces 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

Tennessee

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/1 vs. Ball State 7:00 PM ET SECN W 59-10
9/10 at Pittsburgh 3:30 PM ET ABC W 34-27
9/17 vs. Akron 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 63-6
9/24 vs. Florida 3:30 PM ET CBS W 38-33
10/8 at LSU 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 40-13
10/15 vs. Alabama 3:30 PM ET CBS W 52-49
10/22 vs. UT Martin 12:00 PM ET SECN W 65-24
10/29 vs. Kentucky 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 44-6
11/5 at Georgia 3:30 PM ET CBS L 13-27
11/12 vs. Missouri 12:00 PM ET CBS W 66-24
11/19 at South Carolina 7:00 PM ET ESPN
11/26 at Vanderbilt TBA

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 L 6-38
11/19 vs. Tennessee 7:00 PM ET ESPN
11/26 at Clemson TBA

College Football Ratings

Rating Tennessee South Carolina
ESPN FPI 5 62
Sagarin 4 57
Massey Composite 3 57
PiRate Ratings 5 48

Key Stats (per game)

Stat South Carolina Tennessee
Scoring Offense 28.6 47.4
Scoring Defense 26.2 21.9
Total Offense 355.2 543.7
Rushing Offense 127.2 195.5
Passing Offense 228.0 348.2
Team Passing Eff. 136.7 191.2
Total Defense 386.0 392.5
Rushing Defense 192.0 104.5
Pass Yards Allowed 194.0 288.0
Team Pass Eff. Def. 121.9 128.5
Turnover Margin -0.70 0.90
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.380 0.455
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.500 0.667
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.415 0.329
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.500 0.500
Red Zone Offense 0.816 0.945
Red Zone Defense 0.829 0.763
Net Punting 42.4 37.8
Punt Returns 18.7 14.1
Kickoff Returns 25.8 20.3
First Downs Offense 178 263
First Downs Defense 217 221
Penalties/Game 6.8 8.4
Penalty Yards/Game 62.6 70.5

Players to Watch

Tennessee

QB Hendon Hooker, LB Jeremy Banks, P Paxton Brooks, RB Jabari Small, WR Cedric Tillman, TE Jacob Warren, OL Darnell Wright, C Cooper Mays, DL Byron Young, DB Trevon Flowers.

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

Tennessee

[WR] Cedric Tillman (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[DB] Warren Burrell (Upper Body) – Out
[RB] Len’Neth Whitehead (Upper Body) – Out

South Carolina

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

Source: statfox.com

Tennessee vs. South Carolina Football Series History

Tennessee leads 28-10

Comments

Can South Carolina hand Tennessee another loss? I think it’s possible they could do it at home. Williams-Brice Stadium is hostile road environment and those rooster crows drive visitors absolutely crazy. That said, Tennessee has a 90 percent chance of winning in my book. Tennessee by double-digits.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Tennessee 41, South Carolina 27

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Tennessee 42, South Carolina 17

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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