South Carolina Gamecocks vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Bulldogs (-30.5)
Sanford Stadium is the location where the Georgia Bulldogs (2-0) will take on the South Carolina Gamecocks (2-0) on Saturday. Georgia opens this contest as 30.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 45.5.
The South Carolina Gamecocks step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 for this year. In their last contest, the Gamecocks took on the East Carolina Pirates and went home with a win by a final score of 20-17. Zeb Noland connected on 13/24 with 214 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 134.5 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Juju McDowell was the rushing leader for the Gamecocks with 11 totes for 71 yards (6.5 yds per carry). For the game, they tallied 62 plays which gave them 325 yards. The South Carolina Gamecocks ran the football 38 times and compiled 111 yds, which is an average of 2.9 yards per carry. In the running game, the Gamecocks conceded 111 yds on 38 tries, which is 2.9 yards per run allowed. South Carolina relinquished 12 pass completions on 25 tries for a total of 152 yds, and a completion rate of 48.0%.
The Gamecocks currently have 768 total yards for the season. In terms of getting in the endzone, South Carolina has compiled 5 passing touchdowns and 1 touchdown on the ground. South Carolina has tallied 38 1st downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 16 infractions for 116 yards. As a team they're maintaining an average of 184.5 yards on the ground ranking them 44th in D-1. When talking about scoring points, the South Carolina Gamecocks have an average of 33.0 points per outing.
Concerning passing yardage, the Gamecocks are allowing 230 yards which has them ranked 33rd in the country. They have relinquished 115.0 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 53.2%. In total, they are surrendering 186.0 yards per game which ranks them 31st in Division 1. They are giving up an average of 2.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 71.0 rushing yards per game so far this season. Overall, they have allowed 142 running yards through 2 contests. The Gamecocks are ranked 20th in the country concerning team defense, giving up 8.5 PPG.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with a record of 2-0 this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Bulldogs got the win with a final of 56-7 when they played the UAB Blazers. Stetson Bennett (5 touchdowns) ended the game with 288 yds on 10/12 passing while his QB rating was 422.4. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 24.0. Kendall Milton carried the football 8 times for 26 yards, ending the contest with 3.3 yards per carry for Georgia. The Bulldogs finished the game with 539 yds while running 60 plays (9.0 yds per play). Georgia ran for 4.3 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 163 yards on 38 attempts. Georgia relinquished 36 run attempts for 127 yards (3.5 yards per rush). The Bulldogs secondary allowed a completion percentage of 47.1%, surrendering 47 yards on 8 out of 17 through the air.
When looking at their ability to score points, the Bulldogs are 53rd in Division 1 scoring 33.0 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Bulldogs have compiled 511 passing yards as well as an average of 255.5 throwing yards per contest, which has them sitting 31st in Division 1. The Georgia Bulldogs are averaging 397.5 yards/outing, which ranks them 50th in college football. The Georgia offense has 141 penalty yards on 14 infractions, which ranks 30th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team.
The Bulldogs are conceding 5.0 points per contest, which has them 14th in D-1. Georgia has allowed the opposition a total of 129 yards rushing (64.5 yards per game) in addition to 0 TDs on the ground on the season. This season, they have relinquished 10 points in total. They have surrendered 0 TDs through the air and 112.5 yards per outing, which has them sitting 33rd in the country. The Bulldogs defense has been on the field for 113 plays, which is 51st in college football.
Who will win tonight's Gamecocks/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Gamecocks +30.5
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