Through 3 Quarters
The Florida Gators typically have all the answers at home, but the South Carolina Gamecocks are posing a tough problem. After three quarters it's looking more and more like USC's high-powered offense is just too much for the Gators as the Gamecocks lead 40-10.
USC has been relying on WR Josh Vann, who has caught seven passes for one TD and 111 yards, and RB ZaQuandre White, who has picked up 106 yards on the ground on 12 carries. K Parker White has added his talents, too, launching four field goals between the uprights.
Florida has been riding high on the performance of QB Emory Jones, who has passed for one TD and 242 yards on 23 attempts.
This is the most points USC has had yet this year going into the fourth quarter.
Florida @ South Carolina
Current Records: Florida 4-4; South Carolina 4-4
What to Know
The South Carolina Gamecocks haven't won a contest against the Florida Gators since Nov. 11 of 2017, but they'll be looking to end the drought Saturday. The Gamecocks will take on Florida at 7:30 p.m. ET at Williams-Brice Stadium after a week off. Both of these teams will be looking for a pick-me-up after considerable defeats in their previous games.
USC has to be hurting after a devastating 44-14 loss at the hands of the Texas A&M Aggies two weeks ago. USC was down 41 to nothing at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. No one had a standout game offensively for USC, but they got scores from QB Jason Brown, RB MarShawn Lloyd, and TE Traevon Kenion.
Meanwhile, things couldn't have gone much worse for Florida as they lost 34-7 to the Georgia Bulldogs last week. The Gators were in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 24 to nothing. Their only offensive touchdown came on a rush from QB Emory Jones.
The Gamecocks have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 20.50 point spread they are up against. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the squad is 1-3 ATS when expected to lose.
The losses bumped both teams down to an identical 4-4. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: USC is 169th worst in the nation in thrown interceptions, having thrown five on the season. The Gators have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the 247th most thrown interceptions in the nation, having thrown 12 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Williams-Brice Stadium -- Columbia, South Carolina
- TV: SEC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $25.35
The Gators are a big 20.5-point favorite against the Gamecocks, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Gators as a 19.5-point favorite.
Florida have won five out of their last six games against South Carolina.
- Oct 03, 2020 - Florida 38 vs. South Carolina 24
- Oct 19, 2019 - Florida 38 vs. South Carolina 27
- Nov 10, 2018 - Florida 35 vs. South Carolina 31
- Nov 11, 2017 - South Carolina 28 vs. Florida 20
- Nov 12, 2016 - Florida 20 vs. South Carolina 7
- Nov 14, 2015 - Florida 24 vs. South Carolina 14