East Carolina at South Carolina Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 9/4/2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
WilliamsBrice Stadium in Columbia
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The East Carolina Pirates will get a chance to see if their solid offense can do anything against a tough opponent on Saturday night when they face the #21 South Carolina Gamecocks. These two teams last played each other back in 2012 in a game the Gamecocks won 48-10.
East Carolina opened up their season last Saturday with a dominant victory over North Carolina Central. They were able to gain 582 total yards in the win and held NC Central to only 174 yards, including just 70 yards on the ground.
The Pirates were led by quarterback Shane Carden, who had 283 passing yards in the game with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Wide receiver Isaiah Jones caught 10 passes in the win for 150 yards and one score, while Justin Hardy had eight catches for 87 yards and a touchdown.
South Carolina may have come into the season as a top 10 team, but they were dropped far down the rankings after getting crushed 52-28 by Texas A&M in their opening game. The Gamecocks gained 433 yards in the loss, but their defense gave up 680 yards, including 511 through the air.
Gamecocks quarterback Dylan Thompson had a good game despite the loss, throwing for 366 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver Nick Jones had five catches in the game for 113 yards and two touchdown receptions.
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
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South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
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Injuries to Watch
East Carolina Pirates
09/02/14 WR DaQuan Barnes Back is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. South Carolina
09/02/14 DB DaShawn Benton Knee questionable Saturday vs. South Carolina
09/02/14 LB Kirk Donaldson Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. South Carolina
09/02/14 DT Terry Williams Knee is downgraded to out indefinitely
09/01/14 OL Christian Matau Knee questionable Saturday vs. South Carolina
09/01/14 TE Darren Dowdell Leg questionable Saturday vs. South Carolina
09/01/14 LB Desi Brown Leg questionable Saturday vs. South Carolina
South Carolina Gamecocks
09/03/14 DE Blake McClain Foot questionable Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/03/14 OG Cody Waldrop Oblique questionable Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/03/14 OL Donell Stanley Wrist questionable Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/03/14 TE Kevin Crosby Foot questionable Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/02/14 RB Mike Davis Ribs is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. East Carolina
08/31/14 DE Devin Washington Hamstring questionable Saturday vs. East Carolina
08/28/14 OL Brock Stadnik Knee questionable Saturday vs. East Carolina
08/21/14 RB Jamari Smith Foot out for season
08/21/14 OL Mike Matulis Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina
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