Tennessee Volunteers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 9/26/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Location: Williams-Brice Stadium
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee (-2.5)
Jarrett Guarantano and the Tennessee Volunteers head to Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the South Carolina Gamecocks. South Carolina opens this contest as 2.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 48.
In their last game of 2019, the Tennessee Volunteers went up against the Indiana Hoosiers and went home with the win by a score of 23-22. Eric Gray paced the team on the ground in this game. His longest run of the day went for 22 yards and he added 1 touchdown in this contest. He rushed for a total of 86 yards on 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.1 yards per tote. Josh Palmer led the team in receiving yardage by earning 68 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 11.3 yards per reception in this game. Jarrett Guarantano went 18/31 with 221 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 2 picks on the day.
The Volunteers tallied 4,754 total yards over the course of last season. As a team they averaged 144.3 yards on the ground, giving them a rank of 86th in the nation. Tennessee compiled 20 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Tennessee Volunteers held an average of 24.2 PPG. The Volunteers were ranked 40th in the nation concerning team defense, giving up 21.7 points per game. The opposition ran for 3.7 yards per run and 140.5 rushing yards per game last season. Over the course of last season, they conceded 1,827 yards via the ground game in 13 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Volunteers gave up 2,522 yds which had them ranked 37th in college football. They relinquished 14 touchdowns via the pass and 17 touchdowns via the ground game. They gave up 334.5 yards/outing which had them sitting 34th in the country.
The last time they took the field last year, the South Carolina Gamecocks took on the Clemson Tigers and went home in defeat by a score of 38-3. Ryan Hilinski went 16/27 with 105 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 1 pick on the day. Tavien Feaster paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 18 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 47 yards on 12 carries which meant he averaged 3.9 yards per carry. Shi Smith led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 40 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 8.0 yards per reception for the game.
South Carolina held an average of 149.7 run yards per game and rushed for 1,796 yards in total last year. The Gamecocks compiled 2,668 passing yards as well as an average of 222.3 passing yards per game, which had them ranked 75th in D-1. The South Carolina Gamecocks maintained an average of 371.9 yards per game which had them ranked 98th in D-1. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Gamecocks were ranked 105th in the country by scoring 22.4 points per game. South Carolina gave up a total of 1,897 rushing yards (158.1 yards/game) and 10 touchdowns by way of the ground game last season. Overall, they conceded 313 points in total. They allowed 23 touchdowns through the air and 235.3 yards per outing, which had them ranked 90th in D-1. The Gamecocks surrendered 26.1 points per game, ranking them 65th in the country.Who will win tonight's Volunteers/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Volunteers -2.5
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