Saturday, September 10, 2016
Davis Wade Stadium
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The South Carolina Gamecocks take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Davis Wade Stadium. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45. This season the Gamecocks are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
Perry Orth finished with 152 yards through the air for South Carolina last week. He completed 11 passes out of 19 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Gamecocks were led in rushing by A.J. Turner, who finished with 70 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Bryan Edwards was the team leader in receiving with a total of 101 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game South Carolina got a total of 14 first downs by way of 4 rushing, 10 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 62 total plays for 308 yards for the game. The Gamecocks ran for 121 yards on 32 attempts.
Damian Williams finished with 143 yards through the air for Mississippi State last week. He completed 20 passes out of 28 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Damian Williams, who finished with 93 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Brandon Holloway was the team leader in receiving with a total of 40 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. Mississippi State got a total of 22 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 11 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 65 total plays for 382 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 239 yards on 34 attempts.
South Carolina scores 13 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 114th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16 passes on 30 attempts for a 53.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 187 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 91st in college football. The Gamecocks run for an average of 121 yards per game on 32 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 92nd in the nation. They also run 62 plays per contest and average 5 yards per play for an average of 308 yards per game, ranking their offense 99th overall this season. The Gamecocks average 14 first downs per game which ranks them 116th in the country. They accumulate 51 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 67th in the nation.
South Carolina allows 73 passing yards per game, ranking 10th in D-1, and they allow 10 points per contest on defense, which ranks 27th. They give up 8 completions on 23 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 34.8. The Gamecocks allow 169 rushing yards per game on 42 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 90th in the country. South Carolina allows 242 total yards per game including 3.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 27th in terms of yards per game. They force 0 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 33 yards per game, ranking them 29th among D-1 teams.
Mississippi State averages 20 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 94th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 64.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 143 yards through the air per game, ranking them 109th in Division 1. The Bulldogs run for an average of 239 yards per game on 34 attempts for an average of 7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 39th on the ground. They also run 65 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 382 yards per game, ranking them 77th in the country on offense. The Bulldogs get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 63rd in the nation. They average 41 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 82nd in college football.
Mississippi State allows an average of 285 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 99th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21 points per contest, which has them ranked 71st in the nation. They give up 24 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 94 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 3.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 46th in the country. Mississippi State allows 379 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 77th in D-1. They force 0 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 57 yards in each contest, ranking 78th in the nation.
South Carolina Betting Trends
South Carolina is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
South Carolina has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Mississippi State Betting Trends
Mississippi State is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Mississippi State has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/04/16 TE Kyle Markway Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
09/04/16 LB Larenz Bryant Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
09/04/16 RB Mon Denson Knee "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
09/04/16 RB Rico Dowdle Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
08/29/16 WR Christian Owens Personal has left team
08/29/16 DB Rico McWilliams Personal out for season
09/05/16 WR Malik Dear Suspension "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
09/04/16 DL Jeffery Simmons Suspension "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
09/04/16 DL Nick James Possible Suspension "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
08/30/16 DL Will Coleman Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/25/16 DB Cedric Jiles Arm out indefinitely
08/25/16 DB Tolando Cleveland ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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