South Alabama at South Carolina Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 11/20/2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
WilliamsBrice Stadium in Columbia
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The South Alabama Jaguars (6-4) will try to pull off the upset on Saturday afternoon when they visit the South Carolina Gamecocks (5-5). The Jaguars are currently fifth in the Sun Belt, while the Gamecocks sit in fourth in the SEC East.
South Alabama ended their two-game losing streak last Saturday when they defeated Texas State 24-20 at home. They did turn the ball over four times in that game, but they were also able to rush for 174 yards.
Through 10 games, South Alabama has only been able to score 21.3 points per game, but their defense has done well to hold opponents to just 23.1 points per game. Wide receiver Shavarez Smith has been their best offensive player by catching 39 passes for 552 yards and six touchdowns. Quarterback Brandon Bridge has 1,457 passing yards with 10 touchdowns and only four interceptions.
South Carolina snapped their two-game losing streak last weekend when they defeated Florida 23-20 on the road. They were 8-for-18 on their third down opportunities in that game, and their defense was able to hold South Carolina to just 278 total yards.
The Gamecocks have had one of the top 25 passing teams in the nation this season by throwing for 285.7 yards per game. Quarterback Dylan Thompson has had a solid season by throwing for 2,794 yards with 22 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Running back Mike Davis has 875 rushing yards on the season with nine scores.
South Alabama Jaguars Betting Trends
South Alabama Jaguars are 3-7-0 Against the Spread
South Alabama Jaguars are 3-7-0 against the Over/Under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
South Carolina Gamecocks are 3-6-0 Against the Spread
South Carolina Gamecocks are 6-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
South Alabama Jaguars
11/17/14 DB Devon Earl Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
11/16/14 QB Brandon Bridge Ankle "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
11/09/14 WR Marvin Shinn Leg out for season
10/19/14 RB Jay Jones Knee out for season
South Carolina Gamecocks
11/16/14 DE Cedrick Cooper Ankle "?" Saturday vs. South Alabama
11/16/14 OG Cody Waldrop Knee "?" Saturday vs. South Alabama
11/16/14 S Kadetrix Marcus Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. South Alabama
11/16/14 WR Matrick Belton Leg "?" Saturday vs. South Alabama
11/16/14 CB Wesley Green Knee "?" Saturday vs. South Alabama
11/03/14 OL Na'Ty Rodgers Personal has left team
08/21/14 RB Jamari Smith Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take South Carolina
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