SEC Football Preview: South Carolina at LSU

LSU-South Carolina Preview

South Carolina visits LSU on Saturday in Baton Rouge. previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

South Carolina

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Tennessee 31 South Carolina 27
Oct. 3 South Carolina 24 Florida 38
Oct. 10 South Carolina 41 Vanderbilt 7
Oct. 17 Auburn 22 South Carolina 30
Oct. 24 South Carolina LSU
Nov. 7 Texas A&M South Carolina
Nov. 14 South Carolina Ole Miss
Nov. 21 Missouri South Carolina
Nov. 28 Georgia South Carolina
Dec. 5 South Carolina Kentucky


Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Mississippi State 44 LSU 34
Oct. 3 LSU 41 Vanderbilt 7
Oct. 10 Missouri 45 LSU 41
Oct. 17 $ LSU Florida
Oct. 24 South Carolina LSU
Oct. 31 LSU Auburn
Nov. 14 Alabama LSU
Nov. 21 LSU Arkansas
Nov. 28 LSU Texas A&M
Dec. 5 Ole Miss LSU
Dec. 12 LSU Florida
$ Game postponed
& Game rescheduled

College Football Ratings

Rating South Carolina LSU
ESPN FPI 28 16
Sagarin 33 66
Massey Composite 37 29
PiRate Ratings 23 10

Key Stats

Stat South Carolina LSU
Points 30.5 38.7
Points Allowed 24.5 32.0
Total YDS 372.5 467.3
Pass YDS 210.5 370.7
Rush YDS 162.0 96.7
Total YDS Allowed 368.0 494.7
Pass YDS Allowed 243.5 380.7
Rush YDS Allowed 124.5 114.0
Turnover margin 0.5 2.0
3rd Down Conv. 33.3 45.5
3rd Down Conv. DEF 27.7 46.5

Players to Watch

South Carolina

CB Israel Mukuamu, QB Ryan Hilinski, DL Aaron Sterling, OL Sadarius Hutcherson, CB Jaycee Horn, LB Ernest Jones.


CB Derek Stingley, WR Terrace Marshall Jr., OL Ed Ingram, DL Tyler Shelvin, QB Myles Brennan.


South Carolina

Mark Fox OL Out For Season – Personal
Aaron Sterling DL Prob Sat – Knee
Cam Smith DB Doub Sat – Leg
Jaheim Bell TE Ques Sat – Knee
Jahmar Brown LB Ques Sat – Knee
Will Rogers OL Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Israel Mukuamu DB Ques Sat – Groin
Hunter Rogers LS Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Trai Jones OL Out Indefinitely – Ankle
Jalen Brooks WR Out For Season – Eligibility
Jay Urich QB Out For Season – Shoulder
Randrecous Davis WR Out For Season – Personal
Ortre Smith WR Out For Season – Personal
Marshawn Lloyd RB Out For Season – Knee
Jordan Rhodes OL Out For Season – Personal
Sherrod Greene LB Mid Nov – Hip


Terrace Marshall Jr. WR Prob Sat – Undisclosed Mon, Oct 19
Myles Brennan QB Doub Sat – Lower Body Wed, Oct 21
Arik Gilbert TE Prob Sat – Undisclosed Mon, Oct 19
Micah Baskerville LB Ques Sat – Undisclosed Sun, Oct 18
Ja Marr Chase WR Out For Season – Personal Sun, Aug 30
Derek Stingley Jr. CB Ques Sat – Ankle Sun, Oct 18
Nelson Jenkins III DL Out For Season – Personal Tue, Sep 15
Ray Parker LB Out Indefinitely – Suspension Wed, Sep 9
Tyler Shelvin NT Out For Season – Personal Mon, Aug 31
Ed Ingram G Ques Sat – Undisclosed Sun, Oct 18



According to the injury report above and other reports, LSU quarterback Myles Brennan is listed as doubtful for Saturday’s game. If this is accurate, South Carolina should be favored to win. I believe the reports are accurate. If he does play he’ll probably be much less effective. Missing Brennan would make South Carolina a slight favorite or this game about a tossup. LSU has two true freshmen listed as the backups at quarterback. Both were early enrollees at LSU but that doesn’t mean much this season because of the COVID shortened spring drills. I’m going with the Gamecocks but anything can happen.

Our Preseason Prediction

LSU 38, South Carolina 7

Game Week Prediction

South Carolina 27, LSU 24

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). Watch on the ESPN Network.

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