Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The South Carolina Gamecocks take on the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 24 point favorites. This season the Gamecocks are 5-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-8-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 5-6-0 against the spread.
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Jake Bentley finished with 154 yards through the air for South Carolina last week. He completed 14 passes out of 23 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Gamecocks were led in rushing by Rico Dowdle, who finished with 226 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 11 yards per carry. Bryan Edwards was the team leader in receiving with a total of 61 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game South Carolina got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 19 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 80 total plays for 588 yards for the game. The Gamecocks ran for 422 yards on 56 attempts.
Deshaun Watson finished with 202 yards passing for Clemson last week. He went 23 for 33, resulting in a 70% completion percentage. The Tigers were led on the ground by Wayne Gallman, who finished with 161 yards on 22 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Mike Williams led the team in receiving with 58 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Clemson had 21 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 75 total plays for 456 yards for the contest. The Tigers ran for 254 yards on 42 carries as a team.
South Carolina scores 20.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 119th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.4 passes on 30 attempts for a 61.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 206.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 91st in college football. The Gamecocks run for an average of 140.5 yards per game on 37.5 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 108th in the nation. They also run 67.5 plays per contest and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 347.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 114th overall this season. The Gamecocks average 18.2 first downs per game which ranks them 113th in the country. They accumulate 47 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, which ranks 92nd in the nation.
South Carolina allows 189.1 passing yards per game, ranking 17th in D-1, and they allow 22 points per contest on defense, which ranks 27th. They give up 17.3 completions on 30.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.7. The Gamecocks allow 198.5 rushing yards per game on 40.8 carries for an average of 4.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 86th in the country. South Carolina allows 387.6 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 50th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 55 yards per game, ranking them 73rd among D-1 teams.
Clemson averages 38.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 18th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 28.1 passes per game on 42.3 attempts for a 66.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 333.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 9th in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 165.7 yards per game on 36.7 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 75th on the ground. They also run 79 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 498.8 yards per game, ranking them 18th in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 25.3 first downs per game, which ranks 13th in the nation. They average 57.3 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 51st in college football.
Clemson allows an average of 186.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 15th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 17.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 11th in the nation. They give up 16.6 completions on 31.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.1 per game. The Tigers allow 129.3 rushing yards per contest on 36.7 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 24th in the country. Clemson allows 316.1 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 13th in D-1. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 65 yards in each contest, ranking 111th in the nation.
South Carolina Betting Trends
South Carolina is 3-8-0 against the over/under this season
South Carolina has an ATS record of 5-5-1 this season
Clemson Betting Trends
Clemson is 5-6-0 against the over/under this season
Clemson has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 RB A.J. Turner Knee "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
11/01/16 TE Robert Tucker III Neck out for season
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
11/20/16 CB Adrian Baker Knee "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
11/20/16 T Jake Fruhmorgen Personal "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
11/20/16 DB Trayvon Mullen Foot "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
11/17/16 DT Scott Pagano Foot out for regular season
10/13/16 WR Adrien Dunn ACL out indefinitely
09/22/16 DB Brian Dawkins Knee out indefinitely
09/22/16 OL Chandler Reeves Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson
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