South Carolina

DateOpponentScoreLineTotalYards (O)Yards (D)Turnovers (O)Turnovers (D)PenaltiesTOS
9-1-2018vs Coastal CarolinaW 49-15W -31O 55.5557238019-9930:02
9-8-2018vs GeorgiaL 17-41L 8.5O 54.5336473213-4024:17
9-15-2018vs MarshallCANCELLED
9-22-2018@ VanderbiltW 37-14W -2U 53.5534284328-54 29:44
9-29-2018@ KentuckyL 10-24L PKU 523213274111-9425:16
10-6-2018vs MissouriW 37-35W 1O 62.5377490129-8329:32
10-13-2018vs Texas A&ML 23-26L 2.5U 50.5299458 2 0 4-39 18:31
10-27-2018vs TennesseeW 27-24L -9U 53376351102-921:27
11-3-2018@ Ole MissW 48-44W 2O 69508 616015-51 24:25
11-10-2018@ FloridaL 31-35W 7O 55386528117-4124:20
11-17-2018vs Chattanooga
11-24-2018@ Clemson
12-1-2018vs Akron
BOWL
SEASON STATSOffense Points (Rank)Defense Points (Rank)Yards Offense (Rank)Yards Defense (Rank)
31 (53)28.7 (76)411.4 (64)421.8 (88)

South Carolina News:

South Carolina ESPN — http://www.espn.com/college-football/team/_/id/2579/south-carolina-gamecocks

South Carolina Homepage — http://www.gamecocksonline.com/sports/m-footbl/scar-m-footbl-body.html

Cocky Talk Forum — http://www.cockytalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=27

Game Cock Nation Forum — http://gamecocknation.net/forum/2-gamecock-nation/

South Carolina Rivals Forum — https://southcarolina.forums.rivals.com/forums/fighting-gamecocks-forum.10/

SEC Rant USC Forum — http://www.secrant.com/rant/gamecock-sports/

Garnet and Black — http://www.garnetandblackattack.com/

Bleacher Report South Carolina — http://bleacherreport.com/south-carolina-football

The State South Carolina — http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/

SEC Country South Carolina — https://www.seccountry.com/south-carolina/football-news/football

Injuries:

Date Pos Player Injury Status
11/11/18 LB
Bryson Allen-Williams
Ankle questionable
11/05/18 DB Jamyest Williams Shoulder out for season
11/05/18 DB Javon Charleston Foot out for season
11/11/18 DB J.T. Ibe Knee questionable
11/11/18 DB Nick Harvey Concussion questionable
09/26/18 WR OrTre Smith Knee out for season
09/10/18 OL
Jovaughn Gwyn
Foot
out for season
08/31/18 OL Wyatt Campbell Knee out indefinitely
08/31/18 DL Jesus Gibbs Knee out indefinitely
08/20/18 DB Tavyn Jackson
Medical
out indefinitely
08/11/18 RB Caleb Kinlaw
Knee
out for season

 

Pat’s Thoughts:

South Carolina +10.5 vs Georgia

This is a great situation spot for the Cocks.  UGA is obviously an powerhouse team.  However, they lost two NFL starters at RB and their leader on D in Roquan Smith last year. They also have a starting DE out, and only 4 starters back on defense.

USC will be surprisingly good on offense.  Deebo Samuels is a special player at WR, and Rico Dowdell is more than solid at RB.  Recall the score last year was 24-10, and that was when USC was banged up and the game was in Athens.

It wouldn’t surprise me if UGA wins, but I would be very surprised if this one wasn’t close.

 

SC -2.5 @ Vandy

South Carolina is in pretty much the exact situation as MSU.  They are coming off a loss that has to have eaten at them for two weeks (they didn’t play last week due to the Hurricane).  They got their asses handed to them by Georgia, but it is probably time we realize that UGA is pretty damn good.

Vandy is coming off a heartbreaking loss to an extremely overrated Notre Dame team and are in an obvious let-down spot.  This is a better version of past Vandy teams, and they have a very good and veteran QB.

USC has the better overall talent, and will be the hunger team.  They also have beaten Vandy like eleventeen times in a row.  Lay the small number

 

USC pick @ UK

I’m riding with South Carolina one more time.  I have seen this story play out before.  Perennial scrub strings together a couple nice wins and squeaks into the top 25.  And then once they are there, they fall on their face.  I see this happening this week.  And let’s not forget that USC is good.  Sure, they got blasted vs UGA, but they dominated a decent Vandy team last weekend.  I don’t think people realize how good USC is as the UGA game is still fresh on everyone’s mind.  I think we are still buying low on the Cocks, and I want to sell high on UK.

 

Missouri +1.5 @ South Carolina

South Carolina got their teeth kicked in by UGA, had a bye, then beat the piss out of Vandy.  I think there is something to having two weeks of practice after a butt-kicking that focuses a team.  And lookie here, the exact same situation is playing out for Missouri…

I’m a big fan of Missouri (even though they allowed Purdue to get a backdoor cover on me a few weeks ago).  Their passing game is awesome, and they have probably the most underrated OL in the country.  They are good at stopping the run, but questionable stopping the pass.  That is a good matchup for them in this one as Jake Bentley and crowd have had a hard time moving it through the air.  There are even whispers that Bentley may get a quick hook if he starts out slow.

We are getting the better, more rested team with points.  We’ll take that every time.