SEC Football Preview: South Carolina at Clemson

South Carolina-Clemson Tigers football game preview

Rivals South Carolina and Clemson collide on Saturday in Clemson, S.C. 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 L 6 – 38
11/19 vs. Tennessee 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 63 – 38
11/26 at Clemson 12:00 PM ET ABC

Clemson

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/5 vs. Georgia Tech 8:00 PM ET ESPN W 41 – 10
9/10 vs. Furman 3:30 PM ET ACCN W 35 – 12
9/17 vs. Louisiana Tech 8:00 PM ET ACCN W 48 – 20
9/24 at Wake Forest 12:00 PM ET ABC W 51 – 45
10/1 vs. North Carolina State 7:30 PM ET ABC W 30 – 20
10/8 at Boston College 7:30 PM ET ABC W 31 – 3
10/15 at Florida State 7:30 PM ET ABC W 34 – 28
10/22 vs. Syracuse 12:00 PM ET ABC W 27 – 21
11/5 at Notre Dame 7:30 PM ET NBC/PEAC L 14 – 35
11/12 vs. Louisville 3:30 PM ET ESPN W 31 – 16
11/19 vs. Miami (FL) 3:30 PM ET ESPN W 40 – 10
11/26 vs. South Carolina 12:00 PM ET ABC
12/3 vs. North Carolina 8:00 PM ET ABC

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating South Carolina Clemson
ESPN FPI 56 9
Sagarin 57 14
Massey Composite 39 7
PiRate Ratings 36 7

KEY STATS (PER GAME)

Stat South Carolina Clemson
Scoring Offense 31.7 34.7
Scoring Defense 27.3 20.0
Total Offense 378.0 412.6
Rushing Offense 129.5 184.4
Passing Offense 248.5 228.3
Team Passing Eff. 148.2 139.4
Total Defense 397.0 318.7
Rushing Defense 188.4 104.2
Pass Yards Allowed 208.6 214.5
Team Pass Eff. Def. 125.16 121.97
Turnover Margin -0.55 -0.09
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.409 0.491
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.556 0.750
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.415 0.351
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.529 0.333
Red Zone Offense 0.848 0.961
Red Zone Defense 0.826 0.875
Net Punting 42.5 36.49
Punt Returns 18.7 6.7
Kickoff Returns 25.5 23.08
First Downs Offense 213 253
First Downs Defense 248 197
Penalties/Game 7.0 5.7
Penalty Yards/Game 63.7 51.0

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.

Clemson

QB Dj Uiagalelei, RB Will Shipley, WR Beaux Collins , OL Davis Allen, DL 5 K.j. Henry, CB Sheridan Jones, LB Trenton Simpson.

INJURIES

South Carolina

[RB] Christian Beal-Smith (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[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

Clemson

[WR] Will Taylor (Knee) – Questionable
[WR] Beaux Collins (Shoulder) – Questionable
[CB] Malcolm Greene (Groin) – Out
[DE] Xavier Thomas (Foot) – Out
[WR] Troy Stellato (Knee) – Out

Source: statfox.com

South Carolina vs. Clemson Football Series History

Clemson leads 68-40

COMMENTS

If this game were being played in Columbia I might be inclined to pick the Gamecocks as winners. However, it is not so I’m going with Clemson. That said, watch out for the Gamecocks, Clemson! They are dangerous. Just ask Tennessee.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

South Carolina 10, Clemson 24

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Clemson 35, South Carolina 28

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

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