SEC Football Preview: South Carolina vs. North Carolina

South Carolina North Carolina logos on field of grass

South Carolina meets North Carolina on Saturday in Charlotte, NC. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

South Carolina

Date Opponent Result Location
08/31 N Carolina 3:30 pm Neutral
09/07 Charl South 12:00 pm Home
09/14 Alabama 3:30 pm Home
09/21 Missouri 12:00 pm Away
09/28 Kentucky 12:00 pm Home
10/12 Georgia 12:00 pm Away
10/19 Florida 12:00 pm Home
10/26 Tennessee 12:00 pm Away
11/02 Vanderbilt 12:00 pm Home
11/09 App State 11:00 am Home
11/16 Texas A&M 11:00 am Away
11/30 Clemson 11:00 am Home

North Carolina

Date Opponent Result Location
08/31 S Carolina 3:30 pm Neutral
09/07 Miami (FL) 8:00 pm Home
09/13 Wake Forest 6:00 pm Away
09/21 App State 12:00 pm Home
09/28 Clemson 12:00 pm Home
10/05 GA Tech 12:00 pm Away
10/19 VA Tech 12:00 pm Away
10/26 Duke 12:00 pm Home
11/02 Virginia 12:00 pm Home
11/14 Pittsburgh 8:00 pm Away
11/23 Mercer 11:00 am Home
11/30 NC State 11:00 am Away

ESPN FPI

South Carolina: 18

North Carolina: 54

Key Stats (2018 Stats)

South Carolina

Statistic
North Carolina

425.6

Total Offense (YPG)
442.1

272.8

Passing YPG
249.1

152.8

Rushing YPG
193.0

30.1

Scoring Offense (PPG)
27.4

50

TDs Scored
35

13

FGs Scored
18

424.3

Total Defense (YPG)
447.6

229.0

Passing Yds Allowed (YPG)
228.8

195.3

Rushing Yds Allowed (YPG)
218.8

27.2

Scoring Defense (PPG)
34.5

-0.38

Turnover Margin
-0.55

16

Fumbles Gained
17

7

Fumbles Lost
9

6

INTs Gained
7

14

INTs Lost
14

Players to Watch

South Carolina

QB Jake Bentley, WR Bryan Edwards, WR Shi Smith, DL Javon Kinlaw, DL DJ Wonnum, LB TJ Brunson, DB Jaycee Horn, P Joseph Charlton.

North Carolina

OL Charlie Rock, RB Javonte Williams, DL Jason Strowbridge, DL Aaron Crowford, DB Myles Dorn, PR Dazz Newsome.

Injuries

South Carolina

Date Pos Player Injury Status
08/17/19 TE Kiel Pollard Neck is out for season
08/14/19 TE Evan Hinson Heart is OUT 6-8 weeks

North Carolina

Date Pos Player Injury Status
08/27/19 QB Sam Howell None has been named the starter Saturday vs South Carolina

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

This is another of the top games for Saturday. You’ve got the SEC-AAC rivalry along with a Carolinas showdown. We’ll get a good idea of how good South Carolina during this game. You are probably thinking that North Carolina is not really a strong team because they were 2-9 last season. Consider that the five of the Tar Heels losses were by a touchdown or less. Two more of those losses were by 10 points. Both teams have 7 starters returning on both sides of the ball. The difference in this game will come down to the quarterbacks. UNC is starting a true freshman, Sam Howell while the Gamecocks have veteran quarterback Jake Bentley. This is going to be a pretty darn good South Carolina team but that may not translate into a lot of wins. They have a tough schedule.

Note: The Preseason game score prediction and the in-season prediction are all the same this week because the preseason predictions were only made about a week before the season started. In next week’s predictions, you’ll see some differences between the in-season and preseason predictions because we’ll know a lot more about teams after they have played a game.

Our Preseason Prediction

South Carolina 35, North Carolina 27

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

South Carolina 35, North Carolina 27

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). Watch on the ESPN network.

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