Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Missouri Tigers take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Williams-Brice Stadium. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 5 point favorites. This season the Tigers are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-3-0. The Gamecocks have an over/under record of 2-6-0 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread.
Drew Lock finished with 220 yards through the air for Missouri last week. He completed 18 passes out of 31 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Damarea Crockett, who finished with 55 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Dimetrios Mason was the team leader in receiving with a total of 101 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. As a team in that game Missouri got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 386 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 157 yards on 37 attempts.
Jake Bentley finished with 167 yards passing for South Carolina last week. He went 15 for 20, resulting in a 75% completion percentage. The Gamecocks were led on the ground by Rico Dowdle, who finished with 127 yards on 27 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Deebo Samuel led the team in receiving with 83 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. South Carolina had 19 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 325 yards for the contest. The Gamecocks ran for 158 yards on 49 carries as a team.
Missouri scores 33.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 42nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.9 passes on 37.8 attempts for a 55.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 295.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 21st in college football. The Tigers run for an average of 196.9 yards per game on 41.1 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 45th in the nation. They also run 78.9 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 492 yards per game, ranking their offense 22nd overall this season. The Tigers average 24.1 first downs per game which ranks them 26th in the country. They accumulate 61.9 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, which ranks 38th in the nation.
Missouri allows 235.6 passing yards per game, ranking 75th in D-1, and they allow 30.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 88th. They give up 20.4 completions on 37.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.5. The Tigers allow 238.6 rushing yards per game on 43.6 carries for an average of 5.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 119th in the country. Missouri allows 474.3 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 116th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 47.9 yards per game, ranking them 36th among D-1 teams.
South Carolina averages 17.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 128th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.4 passes per game on 30.6 attempts for a 60 percent completion percentage. They throw for 205.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 89th in Division 1. The Gamecocks run for an average of 113.3 yards per game on 34.6 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 118th on the ground. They also run 65.3 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for a total of 318.4 yards per game, ranking them 123rd in the country on offense. The Gamecocks get an average of 16.9 first downs per game, which ranks 123rd in the nation. They average 54.6 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 69th in college football.
South Carolina allows an average of 180.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 16th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 25th in the nation. They give up 17.9 completions on 31.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.1 per game. The Gamecocks allow 203.6 rushing yards per contest on 41.5 carries for a 4.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 95th in the country. South Carolina allows 384.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 50th in D-1. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and 6.6 penalties for 57.3 yards in each contest, ranking 85th in the nation.
Missouri Betting Trends
Missouri is 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
Missouri has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
South Carolina Betting Trends
South Carolina is 2-6-0 against the over/under this season
South Carolina has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 LB Donavin Newsom Quad injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
10/30/16 LB Terez Hall Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
10/26/16 LB Michael Scherer Knee out for season
10/26/16 DL Terry Beckner Jr. Knee out for season
10/30/16 OL Donell Stanley Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Missouri
10/07/16 WR Randrecous Davis Hamstring out indefinitely
10/06/16 QB Lorenzo Nunez Redshirt out for season
09/30/16 DB Toure Boyd Personal has left team
08/29/16 WR Christian Owens Personal has left team
08/29/16 DB Rico McWilliams Personal out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Missouri
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