Tennessee vs South Carolina prediction game preview

Tennessee vs South Carolina prediction, match preview, how to watch. Week 12, Saturday 19 November

Tennessee vs South Carolina prediction, match preview

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Tennessee vs South Carolina how to watch

Date: Saturday, November 19th
Playtime: 7:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC
As seen: ESPN
Record: Tennessee (9-1), South Carolina (6-4)
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Why Tennessee will win

The Vols put games away quickly.

Missouri has a solid defense – they gave up 28 points in the first half.

Kentucky should have the right style to be an issue — they were 27-6 down at halftime.

Tennessee was 21-7 against Alabama in the first quarter and 23-7 against LSU in the first half.

South Carolina has a great passer in Spencer Rattler, but he doesn’t exactly click the offense consistently. Nothing seemed to work out in the 38-7 loss to Florida last week.

Victories come when the O runs well and keeps the games under control. This is a problem against the Vols.

The Gamecocks are 0-3 if they concede more than 27 points, and only Georgia allowed Tennessee to go under 34 points.

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Why South Carolina will win

The running game has to work. That’s where defense has to come in by not giving up the big plays early to keep them within reach.

South Carolina needs to control the clock, convert on third downs and dominate the game with ground attack as much as possible.

Tennessee’s run defense was great, but that’s mostly because everyone’s trying to keep the pace. Alabama was relatively effective and Georgia was okay against a D that allowed for 110+ rushing yards five times.

South Carolina is 5-0 when rushing for 110 yards.

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What will happen

Every time you think Tennessee is faltering and struggling, it hangs a gajillion points on the board and easily wins.

Nothing lasts.

South Carolina may be playing its last home game of the year, and Senior Day is always important, but the Vols need style points now. You have to watch the part of the college football playoff committee that will eye test the 11-1 record.

South Carolina doesn’t have the pass rush to disrupt Hendon Hooker and slow the machine.

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Tennessee vs South Carolina prediction, line

Tennessee 41, South Carolina 20
Line: Tennessee -21.5, o/b: 65.5
ATS confidence of 5: 1.5
Tennessee vs. South Carolina Must See Score (out of 5): 3.5

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The story originally appeared in College Football News