Tennessee visits South Carolina on Saturday in Columbia. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.
College Football Ratings
Key Stats (2019)
|Total YDS Allowed||334.5||312.0|
|Pass YDS Allowed||194.0||179.3|
|Rush YDS Allowed||140.46||132.75|
|3rd Down Conv.||43.18||36.46|
|3rd Down Conv. DEF||39.34||33.15|
Players to Watch
CB Shawn Shamburger, QB Jarrett Guarantano, K Brent Cimaglia, LB Henry To’o To’o, WR WR Ramel Keyton.
CB Israel Mukuamu, QB Ryan Hilinski, DL Aaron Sterling, OL Sadarius Hutcherson, CB Jaycee Horn, LB Ernest Jones.
|09/23/20||WR||Dee Beckwith||Ankle||is OUT Saturday vs South Carolina|
|09/23/20||RB||Len’Neth Whitehead||Foot||is out indefinitely|
|09/17/20||TE||Austin Pope||Back||is out indefinitely|
|09/07/20||QB||Brian Maurer||Hamstring||is “?” Saturday vs. South Carolina|
|09/03/20||WR||Deangelo Gibbs||Academics||is out for season|
|09/22/20||WR||Jalen Brooks||Eligibility||is out indefinitely|
|09/18/20||RB||Zaquandre White||Hamstring||is “?” Saturday vs Tennessee U|
|09/17/20||QB||Collin Hill||None||has been named the starter|
|09/04/20||OL||Mark Fox||Personal||is out for season|
|09/04/20||OL||Jordan Rhodes||Personal||is out for season|
|09/03/20||WR||OrTre Smith||Personal||is out for season|
|09/03/20||WR||Randrecous Davis||Personal||is out for season|
Last year South Carolina relied on a freshman to run the offense. This year a graduate transfer will be running things and a new offense has been installed. I think in last year’s game with Tennessee, a 2-point loss, the Gamecocks were just beaten up after having played Georgia (a win) and Florida back-to-back. One thing that could be a factor in this game is that Tracy Rocker who was an assistant last season at Tennessee is now on the Gamecock staff.
However, I picked Tennessee to win this in my preseason pick and I still think Tennessee with all their returning experience should be able to pull off this road win. Williams-Brice is normally a tough road venue but with the crowd much smaller (15,000) and more spread out the home field advantage should be less of a factor.
Our Preseason Prediction
Tennessee 24, South Carolina 17
Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction
Tennessee 27, South Carolina 24
Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). Watch on the SEC Network.