Saturday, October 29, 2016
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The Tennessee Volunteers take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Williams-Brice Stadium. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 14 point favorites. This season the Volunteers are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-2-0. The Gamecocks have an over/under record of 2-5-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
Joshua Dobbs finished with 92 yards through the air for Tennessee last week. He completed 16 passes out of 27 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Volunteers were led in rushing by Jalen Hurd, who finished with 28 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Josh Malone was the team leader in receiving with a total of 61 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tennessee got a total of 11 first downs. Of those first downs, 2 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 63 total plays for 163 yards for the game. The Volunteers ran for 32 yards on 32 attempts.
Jake Bentley finished with 201 yards passing for South Carolina last week. He went 17 for 26, resulting in a 65% completion percentage. The Gamecocks were led on the ground by Rico Dowdle, who finished with 87 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Deebo Samuel led the team in receiving with 106 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. South Carolina had 21 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 6 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 395 yards for the contest. The Gamecocks ran for 194 yards on 44 carries as a team.
Tennessee scores 30.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 59th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.7 passes on 30.4 attempts for a 58.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 224 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 77th in college football. The Volunteers run for an average of 169.6 yards per game on 42.6 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 70th in the nation. They also run 73 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 393.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 80th overall this season. The Volunteers average 19.7 first downs per game which ranks them 93rd in the country. They accumulate 52.6 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties, which ranks 76th in the nation.
Tennessee allows 207.7 passing yards per game, ranking 39th in D-1, and they allow 29.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 82nd. They give up 18.9 completions on 32.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.7. The Volunteers allow 219.4 rushing yards per game on 42 carries for an average of 5.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 108th in the country. Tennessee allows 427.1 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 81st in terms of yards per game. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 52.7 yards per game, ranking them 57th among D-1 teams.
South Carolina averages 16.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 127th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.9 passes per game on 32 attempts for a 58.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 210.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 88th in Division 1. The Gamecocks run for an average of 106.9 yards per game on 32.6 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 122nd on the ground. They also run 64.6 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for a total of 317.4 yards per game, ranking them 123rd in the country on offense. The Gamecocks get an average of 16.6 first downs per game, which ranks 122nd in the nation. They average 51.4 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, ranking them 83rd in college football.
South Carolina allows an average of 183.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 18th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 28th in the nation. They give up 18.7 completions on 32.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.2 per game. The Gamecocks allow 211.1 rushing yards per contest on 42.3 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 103rd in the country. South Carolina allows 394.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 58th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 53 yards in each contest, ranking 59th in the nation.
Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee is 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
Tennessee has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
South Carolina Betting Trends
South Carolina is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
South Carolina has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/23/16 OL Dylan Wiesman Concussion "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
10/23/16 DB Malik Foreman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
10/18/16 RB Alvin Kamara Knee out indefinitely
10/18/16 DL Kahlil McKenzie Pectoral out for season
10/17/16 LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin Shoulder out for season
10/14/16 WR Preston Williams Personal has left team
10/11/16 DL Danny O'Brien Dismissed has left team
09/19/16 DB Cameron Sutton Ankle out indefinitely
09/19/16 LB Quart'e Sapp ACL out for season
10/23/16 LB Jonathan Walton Knee "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
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
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
Guy's Pick: Take Tennessee
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