South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Volunteers (-10)
Neyland Stadium is where the Tennessee Volunteers (3-2) will play the South Carolina Gamecocks (3-2) on Saturday. Tennessee opens this contest as 10-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 52.5.
The South Carolina Gamecocks step onto the field holding a record of 3-2 for this year. In their last matchup, the Gamecocks faced the Troy Trojans and earned the victory with a final of 23-14. Kevin Harris was the leader on the ground for the Gamecocks with 11 carries for 47 yards (4.3 yds per carry). Luke Doty went 20/34 with 255 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 131.5 and walked away from the game with no picks. On the ground, the Gamecocks gave up 155 yards on 32 tries, which averages out to 4.8 yards per rush surrendered. South Carolina allowed 19 pass completions on 35 tries for a total of 136 yds, and a completion percentage of 54.3%. When all was said and done, they tallied 61 plays which gave them 357 yards. The South Carolina Gamecocks ran the ball a total of 27 different times and tallied 102 yards, which earned them an average of 3.8 yds per carry.
The Gamecocks have tallied 1,640 total yards for the year. In terms of scoring, South Carolina has earned 8 passing touchdowns and 1 touchdown on the ground. They have turned the ball over 8 different times. South Carolina has compiled 82 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 40 infractions for 324 yds. Offensively they are averaging 122.8 yards in the run game which ranks them 102nd in D-1. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the South Carolina Gamecocks are sitting at 22.4 points per contest.
The Gamecocks are ranked 37th in college football in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 17.4 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per rush on the ground and 142.2 rushing yards per game on the year. In total, they have given up 711 rushing yards through 5 outings. In terms of passing yards, the Gamecocks are conceding 775 yards which puts them in 30th in D-1. They have conceded 155.0 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 59.7%. For the season, they have allowed 297.2 yards/outing which ranks them 32nd in college football. They have given up 4 touchdowns through the air as well as 6 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Volunteers head into this game 3-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Volunteers got the victory with a final of 62-24 against the Missouri Tigers. Hendon Hooker (3 touchdowns) ended the contest with 225 yds on 15/19 passing while his quarterback rate was 230.5. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 11.8. Tiyon Evans carried the football 15 times for 156 yards, ending the contest with 10.4 yards per carry for Tennessee. The Volunteers finished with 683 yds while running 78 plays (8.8 yards per play). Tennessee ran for 7.8 yards per tote, finishing the game with 458 yds on 59 carries. Tennessee surrendered 30 attempts on the ground for 74 yards (2.5 yards per rush). The Volunteers pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 61.4%, relinquishing 322 yards on 27 out of 44 through the air.
The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 473.6 yards/game, ranking them 19th in college football. The Tennessee offense has 319 yds of penalties on 33 infractions, which is 49th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. Over the course of the season so far, the Volunteers have compiled 1,098 passing yards as well as an average of 219.6 passing yards per game, which is ranked 77th in D-1. In terms of putting points on the board, the Volunteers currently rank 10th in the country maintaining an average of 40.8 points per game.
Tennessee has allowed a total of 520 rushing yards (104.0 yards per outing) and 6 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns through the air and 235.2 yards per outing, which puts them in 90th in the country. The Volunteers defense has taken the field for 349 plays, which is good for 99th in the country. The Volunteers are conceding 21.8 PPG, ranking them 63rd in college football. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 109 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Gamecocks/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Volunteers -10
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