College Football TV Schedule: How to Watch Florida vs South Carolina on TV and Online

Florida hosts South Carolina on Saturday afternoon in a SEC East showdown and one of four games slated for 12 p.m. ET to feature programs ranked in the AP Top 25 poll.

The Gators hit the ground running last week, winning 51-35 on the road against Ole Miss, while the Gamecocks lost 31-27 at home to Tennessee.

Here's all you need to know ahead of the Gators' home debut.

  • Kickoff time—Florida hosts South Carolina at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 3.
  • TV channel—ESPN
  • Live stream—ESPN's digital platforms, SlingTV and fuboTV.
  • Odds—Florida is an 18-point favorite with DraftKings and 9/10 to cover the spread, while the over/under line in terms of total points scored is set at 54.5. The Gators are 1/10 in moneyline terms, while the Gamecocks are 13/2 underdogs.
  • Series history—Florida leads the all-time series 28-9-3 and has won the last two games against South Carolina.

Florida's win in its season opener was a tale of two Kyles—Trask and Pitt. The former finished 416 passing yards and six touchdowns—a record-equaling performance in SEC history in terms of touchdown passes thrown in a conference opener—while the latter had eight receptions for 170 yards and four touchdowns as the Gators.

Florida, which enters Week 5 of the college football season as the No. 3-ranked team in the AP Top 25 poll, racked up a school-record 642 yards of total offense against Ole Miss and should relish facing a defense that gave up 394 yards in the loss to Tennessee, despite keeping the Volunteers to just 1-of-11 on third-down conversions.

While the Gators offense shone against the Rebels, Florida looked far more suspect on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering an enormous 613 yards to a team that was playing its first game in a new system last week. Already without junior defensive back Brad Stewart, the Gators lost safety Shawn Davis early in the game after he was ejected and struggled to limit Ole Miss offense. Both Stewart and Davis will be available this week and Florida head coach Dan Mullen will be hoping for a better display from his defense against a Gamecocks offense that had the ball for almost 35 minutes against Tennessee, but failed to capitalize on its opportunities.

Transfer quarterback Collin Hill threw for 290 yards, one touchdown and one interception in his debut for South Carolina, while senior receiver Shi Smith caught the eye with 140 receiving yards and one touchdown over 10 receptions.

While Florida is an 18-point favorite and has won the last two games against South Carolina, the Gators allowed 31 points against the Gamecocks in 2018 and 27 last year and while the Gamecocks have lost three of their four meetings against Florida since former Gators head coach Will Muschamp, the margin of defeat has been on average only 9.3 points.

Not all statistical omens are positive for South Carolina, however. The last time Florida climbed to third in the rankings, incidentally under Muschamp, they thrashed South Carolina 44-11 in the very next game.

Kyle Trask, Florida Gators
Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators in action in the first half of the Capital One Orange Bowl against the Virginia Cavaliers at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2019 in Miami. The Gators host South Carolina in Week 5 of the college football season. Mark Brown/Getty