Florida vs South Carolina NCAA Football Tips 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Williams-Brice Stadium is the site where Ryan Hilinski and the South Carolina Gamecocks will play the Florida Gators on Saturday. Florida opens this game as 5.5-point favorites. The Gators are 4-3-0 ATS and 2-5-0 when betting on the total. The Gamecocks are 2-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-2-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Florida Gators played the LSU Tigers and lost 42-28. Lamical Perine led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 17 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 65 yards via 17 carries which meant he was running for 3.8 yards per tote. Kyle Pitts was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 108 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 21.6 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Gators was Kyle Trask who went 23/39 with 310 yards through the air and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. The Gators ran the ball a total of 40 times and added 146 yards which gave them an average of 3.7 yards per attempt. For the game, the Gators totaled 28 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 39 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they finished with a total of 83 plays which gave them a total of 457 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Florida allowed 21 catches on 24 attempts for a total of 293 yards, and a completion percentage of 87.5%. In the running game, the Gators allowed 219 yards on 23 tries which gave them an average of 9.5 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 512 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The Gators step onto the field holding a record of 6-1 in 2019. For total yards, they currently sit at 5th in the conference and 14th in D-1 with 3,005 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 31.7 points per game, putting them 53rd in D-1. As a team, they have an average of 141 yards on the ground per contest which is 12th in the Southeastern Conference. The Gators have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 14.1 points per game ranking them 2nd in the Southeastern Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Gators have allowed 2,018 yards. Opponents are completing 60.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.0 yards per try. In terms of yards rushing, Florida is giving up 115.4 yards per game ranking them 5th in the Southeastern Conference and 29th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per carry ranking them 6th in the Southeastern Conference and 46th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 808 yards rushing through 7 contests.
In their last contest, the South Carolina Gamecocks took on the Georgia Bulldogs and won by a score of 20-17 in double OT. Running the show from under center for the Gamecocks was Ryan Hilinski who went 15/20 with 116 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Rico Dowdle led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 79 yards by way of 21 carries which gave him an average of 3.8 yards per carry. Bryan Edwards led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 78 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 13.0 yards per catch for the game. The Gamecocks ran the football 36 times and generated 142 yards giving them an average of 3.9 yards per run. Overall, they totaled 68 plays for 297 yards. In the game, the Gamecocks racked up a total of 16 first downs and they had 11 penalties for 68 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, South Carolina gave up 28 catches on 52 tries for a total of 295 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.8%. On the day, they allowed 468 yards and forced 4 takeaways. Against the run, the Gamecocks gave up 173 yards on 43 runs which means they had an average of 4.0 yards per carry allowed.
The Gamecocks come into this game with a record of 3-3. South Carolina has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 193.5 rushing yards per contest, putting them 41st in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,161 rushing yards through 6 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Gamecocks average 409.8 yards per contest overall putting them 72nd in the nation and 10th in the SEC. The Gamecocks are allowing 23.2 points per contest which puts them at 8th in the Southeastern Conference and 48th in college football. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the country. They are allowing 259 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Gamecocks currently sit at 12th in the Southeastern Conference. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 139 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are allowing 144.7 yards per contest which puts them at 55th in the country and 9th in the Southeastern Conference. This season, they have given up a total of 868 yards on the ground and 3 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Gators/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Gamecocks +5.5
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