Posted: 11/11/2011 12:50:06 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by poltergasm:
I love love love S. Carolina in this spot.
1. Florida is a mediocre team at best. They've shown intermittent flashes of good play this season, but on the whole they run from inconsistent to bad.
2. South Carolina hates Florida and wants to destroy them at any opportunity. They don't get many chances to be a legitimately better team than Florida, so if they get a chance to pound them, they certainly will.
3. Florida is tired. They started the season at 4-0 and then promptly lost four in a row. And those four were to very good, very physical teams---Georgia, LSU, Alabama, and Auburn. Last week, they just barely snuck past (a better-than-usual) Vandy team. They're wheezing, their hands are on their knees, they're sucking wind. And now they have to crawl into S. Carolina and try to stay competitive.
4. South Carolina is a more balanced team. I expect this to be low-scoring, but if S. Carolina finds themselves with a 10-14 point lead in the second half, Florida isn't built to come storming back.