Vanderbilt vs South Carolina NCAA Football Picks and Tips 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Ryan Hilinski and the South Carolina Gamecocks host the Vanderbilt Commodores at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Vanderbilt opens this matchup as 14-point dogs. The Commodores are 1-6-0 ATS and 2-5-0 when betting on the total. The Gamecocks are 4-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Vanderbilt Commodores faced the Missouri Tigers and earned the win by a score of 21-14. Leading the way at QB for the Commodores was Mo Hasan who went 7/11 with 120 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. Ke'Shawn Vaughn led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 12 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 96 yards via 29 carries which gave him an average of 3.3 yards per carry. Ke'Shawn Vaughn led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 80 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 20.0 yards per catch during the game. The Commodores ran the ball a total of 42 times and generated 150 yards which had them averaging 3.6 yards per rush. In the game, they ran 61 plays for 315 yards. Overall, the Commodores racked up 17 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 72 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When discussing the defense, Vanderbilt allowed 13 completions on 26 tries totaling 140 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. Overall, they allowed 293 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Commodores allowed 153 yards on 40 tries which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Commodores come into this game with a record of 2-5 for the 2019 season. For total yardage, they rank 14th in the Southeastern Conference and 117th in college football with 2,353 yards. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation averaging 18.4 points per contest, which has them at 118th in college football. As a team, they are averaging 128.4 yards on the ground per contest which is 14th in the SEC. The Commodores have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, allowing 33.6 points per contest ranking them 14th in the Southeastern Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Commodores have conceded 1,454 yards. Opponents are completing 61.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.6 yards per try. When it comes to rushing yards, Vanderbilt is allowing 202.6 yards per contest putting them 14th in the SEC and 109th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.4 yards per rush which has them at 14th in the conference and 120th in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,418 yards rushing through 7 contests.
In their last outing, the South Carolina Gamecocks played the Tennessee Volunteers and were defeated 41-21. Tavien Feaster led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He racked up a total of 80 yards on 19 carries which had him averaging 4.2 yards per run. Shi Smith led the team in receiving yardage by earning 156 yards on 11 catches. He earned an average of 14.2 yards per catch during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Gamecocks was Ryan Hilinski who went 28/51 with 319 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Gamecocks ran the ball 30 times and racked up 78 yards which had them averaging 2.6 yards per rush. For the contest, the Gamecocks earned a total of 22 1st downs and they had 8 penalties for 65 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. Overall, they finished with a total of 81 plays for 397 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, South Carolina gave up 18 completions on 30 tries totaling 351 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. Against the run, the Gamecocks gave up 134 yards on 38 carries which gave them an average of 3.5 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 485 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover.
The Gamecocks step onto the field holding a record of 3-5. South Carolina has made teams respect their running game by averaging 182 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 47th in the nation. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,456 yards rushing through 8 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 405.4 yards per contest overall putting them 66th in the nation and 9th in the SEC. The Gamecocks are giving up 27.3 points per game which puts them at 11th in the Southeastern Conference and 66th in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in the country. They are allowing 263.1 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Gamecocks are ranked 13th in the Southeastern Conference. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 218 total points. When it comes to yards rushing, they are conceding 144.6 yards per game which puts them at 49th in college football and 8th in the Southeastern Conference. For this year, they have given up a total of 1,157 yards rushing and 4 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Commodores/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Commodores +14
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