South Carolina at Tennessee College Football Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Neyland Stadium to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 2 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 49. The Gamecocks have an ATS record of 4-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Volunteers have an over/under record of 1-4-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread.
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Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 4-2-0 against the spread
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Tennessee Volunteers are 1-4-0 against the spread
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
10/08/17 OL Cory Helms Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
10/08/17 TE K.C. Crosby Fibula out for season
10/08/17 OL Malik Young Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
10/08/17 DB Tavyn Jackson Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
10/08/17 WR Terry Googer Head "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
10/08/17 OL Zack Bailey Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
09/25/17 LB Bryson Allen-Williams Shoulder out for season
09/16/17 WR Deebo Samuel Leg out for season
09/03/15 WR Jerad Washington Leg out for season
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
10/09/17 DL Darrell Taylor Suspension out indefinitely
10/08/17 TE Eli Wolf Ankle "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
10/08/17 DB Evan Berry Leg doubtful Saturday vs. South Carolina
10/08/17 TE Jakob Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
10/08/17 WR Latrell Williams Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
10/08/17 WR Marquez Callaway Concussion "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
09/18/17 LB Cortez McDowell Wrist out for season
09/17/17 DL Austin Smith Knee out indefinitely
09/16/17 DB Todd Kelly Jr. Knee out for season
09/06/17 WR Jauan Jennings Wrist out for season
09/01/17 LB Darrin Kirkland Jr. Knee out for season
08/16/17 OL Chance Hall Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 62nd in Division 1 in points scored with 161. They have run 364 plays this season for 2,049 yards, which ranks them 38th in the nation in total offense. The Gamecocks average 5.6 yards per play, which is 75th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 102 1st downs this year, placing them 90th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Carolina has run for 593 yards as a team, which ranks 113th in the country. They've run 174 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Gamecocks have been penalized on offense 23 times for 169 yards so far this season, which has them 119th in the nation in penalties. Jake Bentley has thrown for 1,456 yards this season. He has completed 114 passes on 188 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 142.5. He averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 8.1 adjusted yards per throw.
South Carolina is 50th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 126. They have surrendered a total of 2,367 yards on D, which is 92nd in Division 1. The Gamecocks are ranked 53rd in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 137 passes on 219 attempts against the South Carolina Gamecocks defense this season, placing them 122nd and 119th in the country. The South Carolina pass defense has also given up a total of 1,493 yards through the air, which is 106th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 228 attempts for 874 yards this year, putting them in 72nd place in D-1 against the run. The Gamecocks have committed 28 penalties for 189 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 10th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
South Carolina is ranked 73rd in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 58 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 57th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 441 yards on special teams, ranking 20th in kick return yardage. The Gamecocks average 25 yards per kick return and they are 73rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,548. The South Carolina Gamecocks have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 5, which is 82nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 36%. South Carolina Gamecocks kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 20 for 21 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,104 yards on 25 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 25th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Volunteers have run for 688 yards as a team, which ranks 102nd in the nation. They've run 160 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Volunteers have been penalized on offense 25 times for 204 yards so far this year, which has them 109th in the country in penalties. They are 103rd in Division 1 in points scored with 121. They have run 321 plays this year for 1,667 yards, which ranks them 101st in the nation in total offense. The Tennessee Volunteers average 5.2 yards per play, which is 99th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 90 1st downs this season, ranking them 113th overall as an offensive unit. Quinten Dormady has completed 76 throws while attempting 137 passes for a completion percentage of 55.5%. He has passed for 925 yards this year. He averages 5.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 117.9.
The Tennessee Volunteers rush defense has given up 245 attempts for 1,263 yards this season, putting them in 114th place in the country against the run. They have had 30 penalties for 228 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in Division 1. Tennessee is 53rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 128. They have given up a total of 1,909 yards on D, which is 52nd in the nation. The Volunteers are 72nd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 52 throws on 96 attempts against the Tennessee defense this season, ranking them 6th and 5th in the country. The Tennessee Volunteers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 646 yards in the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tennessee Volunteers have tried 7 field goals this year and made 3, which is 114th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 43%. Tennessee kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 16 for 16 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,372 yards on 30 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 11th in the NCAA in punting average. Tennessee is 65th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 109 punt return yards and average 13.6 yards per return, which is 17th in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 283 yards on special teams, which puts them 70th in kick return yardage. The Volunteers average 28 yards per kick return and they are 112th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,059.
Who will win tonight's Gamecocks/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Gamecocks +2
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