South Carolina Gamecocks vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Kyle Field in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Aggies (-17.5)
The South Carolina Gamecocks (4-3) are hitting the road to Kyle Field on Saturday where they will play the Texas A&M Aggies (5-2). Texas A&M opens as 17.5-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 45.
The South Carolina Gamecocks head into this matchup 4-3 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Gamecocks took on the Vanderbilt Commodores and earned the victory with a final of 21-20. Zaquandre White led the offense in rushing for the Gamecocks with 12 carries for 65 yds (5.4 yards per attempt). Luke Doty went 17/26 with 242 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 153.6 and walked away from the contest with 2 picks. On the ground, the Gamecocks gave up 106 yds on 39 tries, which is an average of 2.7 yards per rush surrendered. South Carolina relinquished 11 pass completions on 21 tries for 206 yards, and a completion rate of 52.4%. When the final whistle blew, they ran 67 plays for 434 yds. The South Carolina Gamecocks ran the football 32 times and totaled 117 yds, which had them averaging 3.7 yds per attempt.
The Gamecocks have earned 2,444 total yards this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, South Carolina has totaled 12 touchdowns via the pass and 3 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 14 different times. South Carolina has 121 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 55 infractions for 437 yards. As a unit they maintain an average of 126.3 yards on the ground which is 96th in the country. In terms of scoring points, the South Carolina Gamecocks hold an average of 21.9 points per outing.
The Gamecocks rank 57th in the country regarding team defense, giving up 21.7 points per game. They are allowing 4.2 yards per rush on the ground and 152.0 rushing yards per contest for the year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,064 yards via the running game in 7 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Gamecocks are giving up 1,206 yards which has them sitting in 31st in Division 1. They have allowed 172.3 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 60.9%. In total, they are surrendering 324.3 yards per game which has them ranked 46th in college football. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns through the air in addition to 10 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Aggies head into this game 5-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Aggies took home the win by a final score of 35-14 against the Missouri Tigers. Zach Calzada (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 148 yds on 13/25 passing while his QB rate was 120.1. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.9. Isaiah Spiller ran the ball 20 times for 168 yds, finishing the game with 8.4 yds per attempt for Texas A&M. The Aggies finished with a total of 431 yards while running 67 plays (6.4 yards per play). Texas A&M ran the ball for 6.7 yards per attempt, finishing with 283 yds on 42 carries. Texas A&M surrendered 30 running attempts for 98 yards (3.3 yards per carry). The Aggies passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 67.4%, relinquishing 230 yds on 29 out of 43 passing.
The Texas A&M Aggies are averaging 384.7 yards per outing, ranking them 78th in college football. The Texas A&M offense has 408 penalty yds on 49 infractions, which has them ranked 27th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. For the year to this point, the Aggies currently sit at 1,477 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 211.0 throwing yards per game, putting them at 90th in D-1. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Aggies sit 76th in the country averaging 27.6 PPG.
Texas A&M has allowed a total of 969 yards via the ground game (138.4 yards per contest) as well as 4 touchdowns on the ground on the season. They have allowed 8 touchdowns through the air and 212.1 yards/game, ranking them 65th in the nation. The Aggies defense has taken the field for 494 plays, which ranks 126th in D-1. The Aggies are allowing 16.4 points per game, which has them sitting 26th in the nation. In total, they have allowed 115 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Gamecocks/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Gamecocks +17.5
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