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College football scouting report: Florida at No. 15 South Carolina, noon Saturday, Ch. 10, 620-AM

The Gators (5-4, 3-4 SEC) play their SEC finale with a chance to spoil the Gamecocks' shot at an SEC East title. South Carolina (7-2, 5-2) needs a win, then a Georgia loss to Auburn to clinch the division. Florida needs a win to become bowl eligible as it continues to try to salvage the season. The Gators have made changes on the offensive line in an effort to get better protection for QB John Brantley. Gamecocks QB Connor Shaw will play exactly one week after suffering a concussion, so how effective he will be remains to be seen.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

Florida at No. 15 South Carolina, noon, Ch. 10, 620-AM


Florida will have key offensive players back, including RB Chris Rainey, left, which is important for the Gators because they'll be facing one of the toughest defenses in the league. The Gamecocks have been impressive, outside of giving up 44 points to Arkansas last week. South Carolina has an SEC-leading 17 interceptions this season, including 13 in the past five games — two for touchdowns. And they've matched their best season under coach Steve Spurrier, with 27 turnovers in nine games. The Gators have struggled to force turnovers, a point of emphasis all season.

College football scouting report: Florida at No. 15 South Carolina, noon Saturday, Ch. 10, 620-AM 11/11/11 [Last modified: Friday, November 11, 2011 9:50pm]
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