... WHO: South Carolina (4-5, 2-5 SEC) at Florida (5-3, 4-3)
... WHERE: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Fla.
... WHEN: Noon Saturday
... TV: SEC Network (Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Laura Rutledge)
... RADIO: WNKT-FM 107.5 (Todd Ellis, Tommy Suggs, Langston Moore)
... SATELLITE RADIO: Sirius 93 /XM 190
... LINE: Florida by 7 (over-under 56.5)
... SERIES RECORD: Florida leads 24-7-3, including 13-1 in Gainesville
... UNIFORM REPORT: USC is expected to wear white jerseys and garnet pants
... WEATHER REPORT: Sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind 7-9 mph
What's at stake
The Gamecocks are looking to snap a four-game SEC losing streak. USC also needs two wins to reach bowl eligibilty.
Florida has been on the upswing of late, rebounding from a two-game skid in October with back-to-back wins over Georgia (38-20) and Vanderbilt (34-10). The Gators are a win away from bowl eligibility.
... USC -- OUT: RG Cody Waldrop (right knee), DE Cedrick Cooper (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: S Chris Moody (concussion), RG Mike Matulis (knee). PROBABLE: Spur Sharrod Golightly (wisdom teeth), DE Mason Harris (knee), DE David Johnson (knee), spur Jordan Diggs (shoulder), S Kadetrix Marcus (shoulder)
... Florida -- OUT: S Keanu Neal (ankle). DOUBTFUL: LB Jeremi Powell (knee sprain). PROBABLE: OL Trenton Brown (bone bruise, knee); OL Tyler Moore (ankle), OL Chaz Green (knee); DE Gerald Willis III (ankle)
Five key numbers
... 2: Games South Carolina needs to win for bowl eligibility
... 1: Remaining home games for USC and number of times USC has won in Gainesville
... 7.0/5.9: Yards per rush gained by Florida against Georgia/Yards per rush allowed by USC this season
... 385.3/460.6: Florida’s yards per game/USC’s yards allowed per game
... 479.6/334: USC’s yards per game/Florida’s yards allowed per game
- David Cloninger
Players to watch - South Carolina
... Dylan Thompson is in the midst of a strong season under center, as he's completing just shy of 61 percent of his passes for 2,588 yards, 24 touchdowns (two rushing) and 10 interceptions. He threw for 347 yards against Tennessee and has tossed at least 200 yards and one score in every game.
... Mike Davis (158 carries, 819 yards, eight TDs) is one of the best workhorse backs in the SEC but picked up just 69 yards on 16 attempts against the Volunteers while taking a backseat to Brandon Wilds (eight carries, 143 yards, two TDs). Wilds has been a great change-of-pace option all season with 445 yards and three scores on 71 carries.
... Pharoh Cooper had a career night the last time out with 11 receptions for 233 yards and two touchdowns (adding a 30-yard touchdown pass and a rushing TD as well). He has 51 catches on the season and ranks in the top 25 nationally in yards (786) and touchdowns (eight). The deep receiving corps has five others with at least 200 yards.
Players to watch - Florida
... The ineffectiveness of quarterback Jeff Driskel (.527 completion, 928 yards, six TDs, 10 INTs) forced the hand of coach Will Muschamp to give the reins to freshman Treon Harris (28-of-45, 505 yards, three TDs, INT), who threw for 215 yards last week and rushed for 49 yards and two touchdowns.
... The team has gone to a much more run-heavy attack with Harris under center, as it rushed for 214 yards and four scores a week ago after going for 418 rushing yards against Georgia on Nov. 1. Matt Jones (698 yards) and Kelvin Taylor (452 yards) average more than 5.4 yards per carry and each has scored five touchdowns.
... Demarcus Robinson is far and away the most trusted receiver on the team. His reception (36) and yardage (546) totals are more than twice the next-best player and he's been on the receiving end of four touchdowns.
... On defense, Keanu Neal has been especially active in the turnover battle with three interceptions, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble, but he's questionable with an ankle injury. Antonio Morrison (72 tackles) has 29 more tackles than any of his teammates. Dante Fowler Jr. is a playmaker on the edge with 43 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 11 hurries and two forced fumbles. Vernon Hargreaves has two interceptions and 10 pass breakups.
Projected USC depth chart
DEPTH CHART – VS. FLORIDA
WR – BYRD OR ROLAND
WR – P. COOPER (Brent, Whitehurst)
WR – JONES (Jeffery, Heard)
LT – ROBINSON (Zandi)
LG – CANN (B. Stadnik)
C – STADNIK (Knott)
RG – SPORT (Matulis)
RT – SHELL (Zandi, Park)
TE – ANDERSON OR ADAMS OR GIBSON
QB – THOMPSON (Orth or Mitch)
FB – MCLAURIN (Diaz)
TB – DAVIS (Wilds, Da. Williams or Carson)
DE – DIXON (M. Harris)
DT – SURRATT (D. Green, Stallworth)
DT – DIXON JR. (Dukes)
DE – JOHNSON OR ENGLISH (Allen-Williams)
MLB – MOORE (Roberts, Holloman, Lewis)
WLB – WALTON (Roberts, Holloman, Lewis)
SPUR – GOLIGHTLY (Diggs, Bryant)
CB – LAMMONS (A. Harris)
SS – B. WILLIAMS (Marcus)
FS – ELDER OR GURLEY (Moody, D. Smith)
CB – MCWILLIAMS (A. Harris)
KO – ARD (Cimaglia)
PK – FRY (Ard)
P – HULL (Fish)
KR – CARSON (P. Cooper)
PR – P. COOPER (Jones)
SSN – CULBERTSON
LSN – DR. WILLIAMS
H – FISH (Hull)