Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Georgia Bulldogs take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Williams-Brice Stadium. The opening line for this game has Georgia as 8.5 point favorites. This season the Bulldogs are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Gamecocks have an over/under record of 0-5-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
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Jacob Eason finished with 211 yards through the air for Georgia last week. He completed 17 passes out of 28 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Sony Michel, who finished with 91 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Isaac Nauta was the team leader in receiving with a total of 83 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 392 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 181 yards on 46 attempts.
Perry Orth finished with 138 yards passing for South Carolina last week. He went 11 for 18, resulting in a 61% completion percentage. The Gamecocks were led on the ground by A.J. Turner, who finished with 113 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 11 yards per rush. Hayden Hurst led the team in receiving with 90 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. South Carolina had 21 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 378 yards for the contest. The Gamecocks ran for 161 yards on 35 carries as a team.
Georgia scores 26.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 85th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.8 passes on 32.6 attempts for a 54.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 215.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 81st in college football. The Bulldogs run for an average of 194 yards per game on 43.6 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 50th in the nation. They also run 76.2 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 409.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 75th overall this season. The Bulldogs average 22.4 first downs per game which ranks them 53rd in the country. They accumulate 48.4 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, which ranks 91st in the nation.
Georgia allows 240.6 passing yards per game, ranking 78th in D-1, and they allow 30.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 89th. They give up 19 completions on 31 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61.3. The Bulldogs allow 137.8 rushing yards per game on 32.8 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 49th in the country. Georgia allows 378.4 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 59th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 43.8 yards per game, ranking them 17th among D-1 teams.
South Carolina averages 14 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 127th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.8 passes per game on 32.4 attempts for a 54.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 197 yards through the air per game, ranking them 97th in Division 1. The Gamecocks run for an average of 104.8 yards per game on 31.6 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 120th on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 4.7 yards per play for a total of 301.8 yards per game, ranking them 124th in the country on offense. The Gamecocks get an average of 16.4 first downs per game, which ranks 120th in the nation. They average 50.2 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, ranking them 82nd in college football.
South Carolina allows an average of 201.8 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 35th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 23rd in the nation. They give up 21.2 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.4 per game. The Gamecocks allow 202 rushing yards per contest on 41.8 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 98th in the country. South Carolina allows 403.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 69th in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 5.6 penalties for 47.6 yards in each contest, ranking 36th in the nation.
Georgia Betting Trends
Georgia is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
South Carolina Betting Trends
South Carolina is 0-5-0 against the over/under this season
South Carolina has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 LB David Marshall Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
10/01/16 RB Nick Chubb Ankle "?"
09/01/16 DE Jonathan Ledbetter Suspension out indefinitely
10/02/16 WR Bryan Edwards Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Georgia
10/02/16 WR Deebo Samuel Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Georgia
10/02/16 LB Larenz Bryant Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Georgia
10/02/16 WR Randrecous Davis Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Georgia
09/30/16 DB Toure Boyd Personal has left team
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
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina
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