Freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski will get his first rude awakening to life as an SEC quarterback when he and South Carolina welcome Tua Tagovailoa, Nick Saban and Alabama to Columbia. The Gamecocks have the opportunity to either pull off the upset of the decade or get flattened by 50 points.
1. Tavien Feaster Runs For 150+ Yards
Feaster was Travis Etienne's backup at Clemson, and managed to do some damage both in the ACC and against Alabama. He crossed the hated divide between Clemson and USC in order to show off for NFL scouts, and he'll get his first opportunity to do so on a big stage against the Tide. Look for a hungry, elusive and motivated Feaster to slice through the Dylan Moses-less Crimson Tide defense.
2. Jeudy, Ruggs, Waddle, and Smith all get 50+ Yards Receiving
You could make a legit case that Bama has four of the top 15 wide receivers in the country, and all of them will look to eat against a South Carolina secondary that has been prone to giving up chunk plays in the Muschamp years. While Jerry Jeudy will invariably lead the way, expect Henry Ruggs, Jaylen Waddle, and Devonta Smith to all make some big plays against this ragtag secondary.
3. Alabama Wins Handily After Forcing Three Hilinski Turnovers
Hilinski has some juice in his arm and looks to be a starter for the future, but Saban and the Tide feast whenever they play a freshman quarterback, especially those that are pocket passers. Hilinski may make some nice throws, but expect him to get beat up as the Tide defense hones in on him.