SEC First Look: South Carolina vs. Florida

Florida-South Carolina

South Carolina meets Florida on Saturday in Gainesville. Here is a first look at the South Carolina-Florida matchup.

South Carolina Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Coastal Carolina W 49-15
Sept. 8 Georgia L 41-17
Sept. 15 Marshall Cancelled
Sept. 22 at Vanderbilt W 37-14
Sept. 29 at Kentucky L 24-10
Oct. 6 Missouri W 37-35
Oct. 13 Texas A&M L 26-23
Oct. 27 Tennessee W 27-24
Nov. 3 at Ole Miss W 48-44

Florida Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Charleston Southern W 53-6
Sept. 8 Kentucky L 27-16
Sept. 15 Colorado State W 48-10
Sept. 22 at Tennessee W 47-21
Sept. 29 at Mississippi State W 13-6
Oct. 6 LSU W 27-19
Oct. 13 at Vanderbilt W 37-27
Oct. 27 at Georgia [Jacksonville] L 36-17
Nov. 3 Missouri L 38-17

Stat Comparison

Stat South Carolina Florida
Rushing Offense 161.6 (76) 184.9 (50)
Passing Offense 252.1 (47) 199.1 (97)
Total Offense 413.8 (62) 384.0 (82)
Scoring Offense 31.0 (49) 30.6 (56)
Rushing Defense 182.0 (88) 172.4 (80)
Passing Defense 222.6 (59) 179.0 (18)
Total Defense 404.6 (75) 351.4 (34)
Scoring Defense 27.9 (73) 21.1 (26)
Interceptions 5 (95) 7 (62)
Sacks 1.88 (84) 2.56 (35)
Tackles for loss 6.9 (35) 6.8 (38)
Turnover margin -0.63 (105) 0.67 (18)

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South Carolina Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
11/06/18 DB J.T. Ibe Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Florida
11/06/18 DB Nick Harvey Concussion is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Florida
11/05/18 DL Aaron Sterling Undisclosed left last game – is "?" Saturday vs Florida
11/05/18 DB Jamyest Williams Shoulder is out for season
11/05/18 DB Javon Charleston Foot is out for season
11/05/18 OL Malik Young Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Florida
11/05/18 RB Rico Dowdle Ankle left last game – is "?" Saturday vs Florida
11/05/18 RB Ty'Son Williams Hand left last game – is "?" Saturday vs Florida
09/26/18 WR OrTre Smith Knee is out for season
09/10/18 OL Jovaughn Gwyn Foot is out for season
08/31/18 DL Jesus Gibbs Knee is out indefinitely
08/31/18 OL Wyatt Campbell Knee is out indefinitely
08/20/18 DB Tavyn Jackson Medical is out indefinitely
08/11/18 RB Caleb Kinlaw Knee is out for season

Florida Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
09/17/18 RB Malik Davis Foot is out indefinitely
09/09/18 RB Adarius Lemons Transferred is out for season
09/09/18 DB Marco Wilson ACL is out for season
08/16/18 DB Quincy Lenton Achilles is out for season

Source: DonBest.com

Challenges for South Carolina

South Carolina’s team recently learned that it will play Akron on December 1 in a game that will replace the canceled Marshall contest. South Carolina will finish their season out with games against Florida, Chattanooga, Clemson and Akron. It’s very possible the Gamecocks could win three of those four. Florida will not be winnable as Akron or Chattanooga but the Gamecocks have at least a shot at finishing the season 8-4 with a decent bowl bid because their fans travel well.

Challenges for Florida

The Gators let a bad loss to Georgia become two losses. Florida was a no-show mentally for the Mizzou game with turnovers and breakdowns in special team costing them dearly. Now they get to host a pretty good South Carolina team coached by a coach who was kicked to the curb by the Gator administration. You know he’ll be burning the midnight oil this week to be ready for Florida.

Saturday’s game kicks off at Noon ET and can be seen on ESPN.

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