SEC Football Preview: Alabama vs. South Carolina

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Alabama visits South Carolina on Saturday in Columbia, SC. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Alabama

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Duke W 42-3
09/07/19 New Mexico St. W 62-10
09/14/19 @ South Carolina
09/21/19 Southern Miss.
09/28/19 Mississippi
10/12/19 @ Texas A&M
10/19/19 Tennessee
10/26/19 Arkansas
11/09/19 LSU
11/16/19 @ Mississippi St.
11/23/19 Western Caro.
11/30/19 @ Auburn

South Carolina

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 North Carolina L 20-24
09/07/19 Charleston So. W 72-10
09/14/19 Alabama
09/21/19 @ Missouri
09/28/19 Kentucky
10/12/19 @ Georgia
10/19/19 Florida
10/26/19 @ Tennessee
11/02/19 Vanderbilt
11/09/19 Appalachian St.
11/16/19 @ Texas A&M
11/30/19 Clemson

ESPN FPI

Alabama: 1

South Carolina: 22

Key Stats

Stat Alabama South Carolina
Rushing Offense 231.5 (31) 310.5 (8)
Passing Offense 326.0 (17) 212.0 (83)
Total Offense 557.5 (9) 522.5 (20)
Scoring Offense 52.0 (10) 46.0 (19)
Rushing Defense 104.0 (36) 155.0 (82)
Total Defense 233.0 (16) 375.0 (72)
Scoring Defense 6.5 (3) 46.0 (19)
Interceptions 3 (9) 3 (9)
Sacks 2.0 (68) 2.0 (68)
Tackles for loss 4.5 (106) 7.0 (38)
Turnover margin 2.5 (4) 0.0 (54)
3rd Down Conv. 0.500 (29) 0.368 (84)
3rd Down Conv. DEF 0.259 (20) 0.333 (52)

()= NCAA rank

Players to Watch

Alabama

QB Tua Tagovailoa, RB Najee Harris, WR Henry Ruggs, OL Jedrick Willis, OL Alex Leatherwood, DL Raekwon Davis, LB Dylan Mose, LB Anfernee Jennings.

South Carolina

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

Injuries

Alabama

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/08/19 DL Justin Eboigbe Foot is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina
09/08/19 OL Chris Owens Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina
08/31/19 OL Emil Ekiyor Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
08/28/19 LB Dylan Moses Knee is out for season
08/15/19 RB Trey Sanders Knee is out indefinitely
08/12/19 LB Joshua McMillon Knee is out for season

South Carolina

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/08/19 RB A.J. Turner Thumb is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
09/08/19 DL Aaron Sterling Knee is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
09/08/19 RB Deshaun Fenwick Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
09/08/19 OL Eric Douglas Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
09/08/19 DB J.T. Ibe Pectoral is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
09/08/19 QB Jake Bentley Foot is out for season
09/08/19 DB Jaylin Dickerson Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
09/08/19 WR Randrecous Davis Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
09/08/19 WR Shi Smith Side is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
08/29/19 DL Keir Thomas Ankle is out indefinitely

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Bama and Carolina open SEC play against each other in the house of the rooster crow. The loss of USC’s veteran quarterback Jake Bentley for the season makes the Alabama projected win margin much larger.

Our Preseason Prediction

Alabama 31, South Carolina 28

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Alabama 38, South Carolina 17

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

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