South Carolina Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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South Carolina Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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South Carolina Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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South Carolina Gamecocks Season Prediction, What Will Happen

This might be the toughest team in the SEC to figure out.

On the one hand, there’s a TON of experience returning after a strong winning season.

There’s upside, momentum, excitement, more talent – especially at quarterback – and there are plenty of reasons to think this could be a breakthrough team that takes what it built in 2021 and goes bigger.

And it took a late fight to sneak past Vanderbilt last year. And East Carolina was the only win over a team that finished with a winning record. And it was badly outclassed by Georgia, and Texas A&M, and Florida, and Tennessee.

But this was a rebuilding year under a new head coach, and the Gamecocks went 7-6 with a bowl victory. It was a great season, but this schedule is going to make things a whole lot tougher.

Set The South Carolina Gamecocks Regular Season Win Total At … 7

There’s no question the team is good enough to pull off a big upset somewhere, like at home against Texas A&M or maybe against Georgia.

But can it get by an improved Florida on the road?

The Gamecocks have to go to Arkansas, and Kentucky, and Clemson, and that doesn’t even factor in the date with Tennessee and the home game against a Missouri team that pulled off the win last year.

Having a quarterback as good as Spencer Rattler should be enough to account for at least one more regular season win than last season, but there should be a good base of four wins with Georgia State, Charlotte, South Carolina State, and at Vanderbilt – at least if everything goes right.

There will be at least three wins in there somewhere, and don’t be shocked if there are a few more.

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