Saturday, September 17, 2016
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The East Carolina Pirates take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Williams-Brice Stadium. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 4 point favorites. This season the Pirates are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-0-0. The Gamecocks have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Philip Nelson finished with 297 yards through the air for East Carolina last week. He completed 33 passes out of 43 attempts for a 77% completion percentage. The Pirates were led in rushing by Devin Anderson, who finished with 52 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Quay Johnson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 75 yards and 13 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 6 yards per reception. As a team in that game East Carolina got a total of 23 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 12 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 76 total plays for 445 yards for the game. The Pirates ran for 148 yards on 33 attempts.
Brandon McIlwain finished with 126 yards through the air for South Carolina last week. He completed 11 passes out of 22 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Gamecocks were led in rushing by A.J. Turner, who finished with 32 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Hayden Hurst was the team leader in receiving with a total of 68 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. South Carolina got a total of 18 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 12 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 70 total plays for 243 yards for the game. The Gamecocks ran for 34 yards on 31 attempts.
East Carolina scores 42.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 30th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 31 passes on 38 attempts for a 81.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 355 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 13th in college football. The Pirates run for an average of 211.5 yards per game on 35.5 attempts for an average of 6 yards per carry. That ranks them 47th in the nation. They also run 73.5 plays per contest and average 7.7 yards per play for an average of 566.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 11th overall this season. The Pirates average 25.5 first downs per game which ranks them 28th in the country. They accumulate 30.5 penalty yards per game via 3.5 penalties, which ranks 120th in the nation.
East Carolina allows 227 passing yards per game, ranking 75th in D-1, and they allow 18.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 43rd. They give up 17 completions on 29.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.6. The Pirates allow 181.5 rushing yards per game on 34.5 carries for an average of 5.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 93rd in the country. East Carolina allows 408.5 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 91st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 42.5 yards per game, ranking them 28th among D-1 teams.
South Carolina averages 13.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 124th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18 passes per game on 34.5 attempts for a 52.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 198 yards through the air per game, ranking them 85th in Division 1. The Gamecocks run for an average of 77.5 yards per game on 31.5 attempts for an average of 2.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 124th on the ground. They also run 66 plays per game and average 4.2 yards per play for a total of 275.5 yards per game, ranking them 125th in the country on offense. The Gamecocks get an average of 16 first downs per game, which ranks 115th in the nation. They average 60.5 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 48th in college football.
South Carolina allows an average of 134 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 22nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 45th in the nation. They give up 14 completions on 26.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.8 per game. The Gamecocks allow 229.5 rushing yards per contest on 43.5 carries for a 5.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 109th in the country. South Carolina allows 363.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 73rd in D-1. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 46.5 yards in each contest, ranking 41st in the nation.
East Carolina Betting Trends
East Carolina is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
East Carolina has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
South Carolina Betting Trends
South Carolina is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
South Carolina has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/08/16 WR Trevon Brown Academics out for season
08/27/16 DL Darious Commissiong Legal problems out for season
09/11/16 DL Abu Lamin Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/11/16 OL Blake Camper Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/11/16 DB Chaz Elder Ribs injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/11/16 OL Cory Helms Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/11/16 WR Deebo Samuel Hamstring injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/11/16 TE Jacob August Ankle injured last game, probable Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/11/16 LB Larenz Bryant Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/11/16 RB Rico Dowdle Groin "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/11/16 LB Sherrod Pittman Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/08/16 OL Donell Stanley Ankle expected to miss 4-6 weeks
08/29/16 WR Christian Owens Personal has left team
08/29/16 DB Rico McWilliams Personal out for season
Guy's Pick: Take East Carolina
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