Check out the South Carolina vs. Florida fearless prediction and game preview.
South Carolina (5-4) vs. Florida (6-2) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL
Florida isn’t out of the SEC title chase, but it didn’t help its cause with a clunker of a loss against Arkansas and with LSU coming up next.
Exposed by the Hogs for having no quarterback and with a spotty downfield passing game, but Gators couldn’t get the offense moving and did the one thing they absolutely can’t afford to do – they screwed up. One early pick-six all but ended the game before it could start.
Thanks to that LSU game, they’ve got to play four games on the road in the final five weeks, meaning this is the lone home oasis the team has to take advantage of.
South Carolina is the SEC East’s hot team at the moment, winning three straight and with a – yup – desperate chance to still take the division title. But how? Win out, hope the Gators lose to LSU, and hope Tennessee loses to Missouri or Vanderbilt, and hope that Kentucky loses to Tennessee. It would get into a weird tie-breaker scenario, but at this point, just to be talking about insane possibilities on November 8th is good enough for a team that looked dead just a few weeks ago.
Jake Bentley mania is running wild, with the freshman quarterback hitting 73% of his passes with two touchdowns in each of his first three games at the helm with no picks and all wins.
But can he handle a ball-hawking Gator secondary that might be the best in the country?
This is where reality drops on the Gamecocks like a hammer, with the Florida defense rising up and shining after last week’s rocky performance. Bentley will struggle, and the Gamecock running game won’t go anywhere, but the South Carolina defense will be just good enough against the pedestrian – to be kind – Florida passing attack.
The Gamecocks will come up with enough takeaways to keep it close, but it’s going to be a rough, ugly defensive battle until the Gators pull away in the fourth.
South Carolina vs. Florida Prediction
Florida 24, South Carolina 13
Florida -11.5, o/u: 37.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Cash in mattress – 1: S&P 500 post-Comey letter … 2.5
Must See Rating: 5: Arrival* – 1: Any political show ever again after Nov. 8 … 3
*To be honest, it looks like yet another brutally dull sci-fi thing, but it’s 100%, so you’re supposed to see it or else.