South Carolina Gamecocks vs East Carolina Pirates Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Pirates (-2)
The East Carolina Pirates (0-1) will play the South Carolina Gamecocks (1-0) at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday. South Carolina opens this matchup as 2-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 57.5.
The South Carolina Gamecocks come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Gamecocks faced off with the Eastern Illinois Panthers and went home with a win by a final score of 46-0. Zeb Noland went 13/22 with 121 yards passing and 4 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 165.3 and finished the game with no interceptions. Marshawn Lloyd was the rushing leader for the Gamecocks with 14 attempts for 55 yds (3.9 yards per carry). The South Carolina Gamecocks ran the football 47 times and tallied 258 yards, which came out to an average of 5.5 yds per attempt. For the game, they had 75 plays which totaled 443 yds. South Carolina allowed 13 pass completions on 22 attempts for 78 yards, and a completion rate of 59.1%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Gamecocks conceded 31 yds on 22 tries, which averages out to 1.4 yds per run allowed.
In terms of putting points on the board, the South Carolina Gamecocks hold an average of 46.0 points per contest. As a unit they average 258.0 yards via the ground game ranking them 21st in the country. The Gamecocks have tallied 443 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, South Carolina has amassed 4 touchdowns through the air and 1 touchdown on the ground. South Carolina has accounted for 37 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 8 infractions for 61 yds.
The Gamecocks are ranked 3rd in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 0.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 1.4 yards per running attempt and 31.0 rushing yards per game on the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 31 running yards through 1 game. Concerning passing yards, the Gamecocks are giving up 78 yds which ranks them 17th in the nation. They have given up 78.0 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 59.1%. In total, they have relinquished 109.0 yards per outing which puts them 15th in the nation.
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The Pirates come into this game with a record of 0-1 this season. In their last game, the Pirates took a loss by a final score of 33-19 when they faced the Appalachian State Mountaineers. Holton Ahlers ran the ball 12 times for 14 yards, finishing the contest with 1.2 yards per attempt for East Carolina. Holton Ahlers (2 TDs) finished the contest with 295 yds on 22/40 passing while his QB rating was 128.5. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 7.4. East Carolina relinquished 36 rushing attempts for 226 yards (6.3 yds per rush). The Pirates secondary allowed a completion percentage of 74.1%, surrendering 259 yards on 20 out of 27 through the air. The Pirates ended up finishing with 381 yards while running 64 plays (6.0 yds per play). East Carolina ran for 3.6 yds per attempt, finishing with 86 yards on 24 carries.
The East Carolina Pirates have an average of 381.0 yards per contest, ranking them 70th in college football. The East Carolina offense has racked up 90 yards of penalties on 7 infractions, ranking them 51st in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. For the year to this point, the Pirates have a total of 295 passing yards, which has them sitting 33rd in the country. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Pirates currently rank 94th in D-1 with an average of 19.0 points per game.
East Carolina has given up a total of 226 yards on the ground. They have yielded 2 touchdowns from the passing game and 259.0 yards/outing, ranking them 99th in the country. The Pirates defense has been on the field for 63 plays, which ranks them 64th in D-1. The Pirates are surrendering 33.0 PPG, which has them ranked 108th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Gamecocks/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates -2
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