Saturday, September 24, 2016
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The South Carolina Gamecocks take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Commonwealth Stadium. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 1.5 point favorites. This season the Gamecocks are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-3-0. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 3-0-0 and they are 0-3-0 against the spread.
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Brandon McIlwain finished with 195 yards through the air for South Carolina last week. He completed 16 passes out of 28 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Gamecocks were led in rushing by David Williams, who finished with 67 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Bryan Edwards was the team leader in receiving with a total of 68 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game South Carolina got a total of 13 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 53 total plays for 312 yards for the game. The Gamecocks ran for 117 yards on 25 attempts.
Stephen Johnson finished with 310 yards through the air for Kentucky last week. He completed 17 passes out of 22 attempts for a 77% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led in rushing by Stanley Boom Williams, who finished with 181 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. C.J. Conrad was the team leader in receiving with a total of 133 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. Kentucky got a total of 28 first downs in that game. 16 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 75 total plays for 692 yards for the game. The Wildcats ran for 381 yards on 51 attempts.
South Carolina scores 15.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 120th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.3 passes on 32.3 attempts for a 53.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 197 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 93rd in college football. The Gamecocks run for an average of 90.7 yards per game on 29.3 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 122nd in the nation. They also run 61.7 plays per contest and average 4.7 yards per play for an average of 287.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 123rd overall this season. The Gamecocks average 15.7 first downs per game which ranks them 119th in the country. They accumulate 62 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, which ranks 56th in the nation.
South Carolina allows 222.7 passing yards per game, ranking 66th in D-1, and they allow 17.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 28th. They give up 24 completions on 37 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.9. The Gamecocks allow 192.7 rushing yards per game on 40 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 97th in the country. South Carolina allows 415.3 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 88th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 56 yards per game, ranking them 57th among D-1 teams.
Kentucky averages 34.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 55th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 12.3 passes per game on 21 attempts for a 58.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 226.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 70th in Division 1. The Wildcats run for an average of 201.7 yards per game on 36.7 attempts for an average of 5.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 51st on the ground. They also run 57.7 plays per game and average 7.4 yards per play for a total of 428 yards per game, ranking them 61st in the country on offense. The Wildcats get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 100th in the nation. They average 62.3 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 54th in college football.
Kentucky allows an average of 285 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 112th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 43.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 123rd in the nation. They give up 18 completions on 31.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 254.3 rushing yards per contest on 54 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 119th in the country. Kentucky allows 539.3 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 126th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 52.7 yards in each contest, ranking 48th in the nation.
South Carolina Betting Trends
South Carolina is 0-3-0 against the over/under this season
South Carolina has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Kentucky Betting Trends
Kentucky is 3-0-0 against the over/under this season
Kentucky has an ATS record of 0-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 DL Abu Lamin Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/18/16 OL Cory Helms Knee "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/18/16 WR Deebo Samuel Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/18/16 LB Larenz Bryant Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/18/16 RB Rico Dowdle Groin "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/13/16 OT Blake Camper Ankle expected to miss 2-4 weeks
09/13/16 S Chaz Elder Ribs expected to miss 2-4 weeks
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
09/18/16 WR Alexander Montgomery Knee "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
09/18/16 T Cole Mosier Ankle "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
09/18/16 LB Kobie Walker Suspension "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
09/18/16 RB Stanley Boom Williams Neck injured last game, probable Saturday vs. South Carolina
08/28/16 DL Regie Meant Personal has left team
08/19/16 DB Darius West Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina
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