2014 South Carolina Gamecocks Season Win Total NCAA Football Picks
by Robert Ferringo - 7/21/2014
2013 Record: 11-2
2014 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 9.5
2014 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Over'
Odds courtesy of 5Dimes.
For all the talk about the SEC powers the past few years it is easy to overlook South Carolina as one of the best programs in the nation. They have gone 33-6 in the last three years and have finished in the Top 10 each of those seasons. In fact, only two of USC's last 12 losses since 2009 have come against teams outside the Top 25 and this team is a machine.
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Connor Shaw, the winningest quarterback in program history, has graduated. New quarterback Dylan Thompson was able to pick up some experience filling in the last few years and leads an offense with a ton of returning talent and depth. Defensively the Gamecocks have a host of ferocious athletes to unleash and one of the best back sevens in the country. They were in the Top 20 in scoring and total defense last year and we should expect more of the same.
USC has one of the stranger schedules I've seen this year. They play five of their first six games - including a Thursday night opener against A&M - against SEC opponents. They also have a bye before a home game against Furman and a Nov. 22 game against South Alabama that's nestled between monster road games at Florida and at Clemson.
South Carolina's SEC road schedule is manageable. They draw Vandy and Kentucky. They also have essentially two weeks to prepare for a trip to Auburn and have a bye week before their game at Florida. I think they can win three of their five road games this year. And if they beat Georgia in Columbia there's a good chance this team can run the table at home.
I think that South Carolina is going to win at least 10 games this year. I think they enter the year as the favorite in the SEC East and they have to be considered a sleeper national title contender. I would play this one 'over'.
2014 South Carolina Gamecocks Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location Result
Thu, Aug 28th, 2014 TexasA&M 06:00 PM Williams-Brice Stadium
Sat, Sep 6th, 2014 EastCarolina 07:00 PM Williams-Brice Stadium
Sat, Sep 13th, 2014 Georgia 03:30 PM Williams-Brice Stadium
Sat, Sep 20th, 2014 at Vanderbilt TBA Vanderbilt Stadium
Sat, Sep 27th, 2014 Missouri TBA Williams-Brice Stadium
Sat, Oct 4th, 2014 at Kentucky TBA Commonwealth Stadium
Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 Furman TBA Williams-Brice Stadium
Sat, Oct 25th, 2014 at Auburn TBA Jordan-Hare Stadium
Sat, Nov 1st, 2014 Tennessee TBA Williams-Brice Stadium
Sat, Nov 15th, 2014 at Florida TBA Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Sat, Nov 22nd, 2014 SouthAlabama TBA Williams-Brice Stadium
Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 at Clemson TBA Clemson Memorial Stadium
All Times EST
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