South Carolina at Texas A&M College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Kyle Field to take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 11 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 56.5. The Gamecocks have an ATS record of 2-2-0 while their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Aggies have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Texas A&M Aggies are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
09/25/17 LB Bryson Allen-Williams Shoulder out for season
09/25/17 OL Cory Helms Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
09/25/17 OL Zack Bailey Ankle expected to miss Saturday vs. Texas A&M
09/25/17 DL Dante Sawyer Hamstring is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Texas A&M
09/25/17 RB Rico Dowdle Thigh "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
09/24/17 LB Antoine Wilder Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
09/24/17 DB Steven Montac Foot "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
09/24/17 DB Tavyn Jackson Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
09/16/17 WR Deebo Samuel Leg out for season
09/03/15 WR Jerad Washington Leg out for season
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
09/24/17 QB Jake Hubenak Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
09/04/17 DB Donovan Wilson Foot out indefinitely
09/04/17 QB Nick Starkel Ankle out indefinitely
08/26/17 LB Dwaine Thomas Transferred out for season
08/24/17 DB Nick Harvey Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 92nd in Division 1 in points scored with 96. They have run 242 plays this season for 1,401 yards, which ranks them 43rd in the nation in total offense. The Gamecocks average 5.8 yards per play, which is 68th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 69 1st downs this year, placing them 91st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Carolina has run for 400 yards as a team, which ranks 110th in the country. They've run 113 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Gamecocks have been penalized on offense 18 times for 134 yards so far this season, which has them 104th in the nation in penalties. Jake Bentley has thrown for 1,001 yards this season. He has completed 81 passes on 127 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 141.9. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 7.6 adjusted yards per throw.
South Carolina is 53rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 80. They have surrendered a total of 1,641 yards on D, which is 94th in Division 1. The Gamecocks are ranked 66th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 98 passes on 155 attempts against the South Carolina Gamecocks defense this season, placing them 125th and 121st in the country. The South Carolina pass defense has also given up a total of 1,110 yards through the air, which is 115th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 147 attempts for 531 yards this year, putting them in 65th place in D-1 against the run. The Gamecocks have committed 19 penalties for 117 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 11th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
South Carolina is ranked 66th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 50 punt return yards and average 8.3 yards per return, which is 49th in college football. They have returned 14 kicks for 341 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Gamecocks average 24 yards per kick return and they are 68th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,792. The South Carolina Gamecocks have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 2, which is 109th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 25%. South Carolina Gamecocks kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 12 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 695 yards on 16 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 45th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies have run for 1,041 yards as a team, which ranks 12th in the nation. They've run 192 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 18 times for 137 yards so far this year, which has them 105th in the country in penalties. They are 15th in Division 1 in points scored with 163. They have run 319 plays this year for 1,845 yards, which ranks them 77th in the nation in total offense. The Texas A&M Aggies average 5.8 yards per play, which is 69th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 98 1st downs this season, ranking them 24th overall as an offensive unit. Kellen Mond has completed 50 throws while attempting 99 passes for a completion percentage of 50.5%. He has passed for 649 yards this year. He averages 6.9 adjusted yards per throw and 6.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 121.5.
The Texas A&M Aggies rush defense has given up 130 attempts for 456 yards this season, putting them in 41st place in the country against the run. They have had 27 penalties for 204 yards on defense this year. That places them 70th in Division 1. Texas A&M is 101st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 123. They have given up a total of 1,658 yards on D, which is 97th in the nation. The Aggies are 93rd in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 89 throws on 155 attempts against the Texas A&M defense this season, ranking them 109th and 122nd in the country. The Texas A&M Aggies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,202 yards in the air, which is 121st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas A&M Aggies have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 11th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Texas A&M kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 942 yards on 20 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 7th in the NCAA in punting average. Texas A&M is 123rd in the country in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 24 punt return yards and average 12 yards per return, which is 32nd in D-1. They have returned 16 kicks for 433 yards on special teams, which puts them 7th in kick return yardage. The Aggies average 27 yards per kick return and they are 12th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,302.
Who will win tonight's Gamecocks/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Gamecocks +11
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