Vanderbilt Commodores vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Gamecocks (-18.5)
The South Carolina Gamecocks (3-3) are welcoming the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-4) at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday. South Carolina is 18.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 51.
The Vanderbilt Commodores step onto the field holding a record of 2-4 for this season. In their last game, the Commodores faced the Florida Gators and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 42-0. Patrick Smith led the offense in rushing for the Commodores with 17 totes for 75 yards (4.4 yds per attempt). Ken Seals finished 22/43 with 192 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 79.4 and walked away from the contest with 2 picks. Against the rush, the Commodores gave up 181 yards on 34 attempts, which averages out to 5.3 yds per rush surrendered. Vanderbilt conceded 18 completions on 28 tries for 298 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.3%. At the end of the game, they tallied 80 plays which totaled 287 yds. The Vanderbilt Commodores ended up running the ball 34 times and accrued 88 yds, earning them an average of 2.6 yards per carry.
Concerning scoring, the Vanderbilt Commodores are sitting at 13.3 points per contest. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 113.8 yards via the ground game which ranks them 107th in D-1. The Commodores have racked up 1,864 yards in total this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Vanderbilt has compiled 5 touchdowns via the pass and 3 touchdowns via the ground. Vanderbilt has tallied 113 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 36 infractions for 342 yards. They have surrendered the ball 12 different times.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Commodores are allowing 1,511 yds which puts them in 115th in the nation. They have conceded 251.8 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 61.3%. Over the course of this season, they are conceding 453.0 yards per outing which puts them 126th in D-1. They have granted 14 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 12 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.7 yards per rush and 201.2 yards on the ground per game on the year. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,207 yards via the ground game in 6 games. The Commodores sit in 129th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 36.2 PPG.
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The Gamecocks head into this matchup 3-3 this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Gamecocks took a defeat with a final score of 45-20 against the Tennessee Volunteers. Luke Doty walked away from the game with 167 yards on 19/31 passing while his QB rate was 106.5. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.4. Kevin Harris carried the ball 16 times for 61 yards, finishing the contest with 3.8 yds per carry for South Carolina. The Gamecocks finished the game with 370 yds while they ran 75 plays (4.9 yds per play). South Carolina rushed for 3.7 yards per tote, totaling 153 yards on 41 attempts. South Carolina conceded 49 rush attempts for 247 yards (5.0 yards per rush). The Gamecocks passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 73.9%, surrendering 225 yards on 17 out of 23 passing.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Gamecocks are sitting 109th in college football with 22.0 points per contest. For the season thus far, the Gamecocks have racked up 1,243 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 207.2 passing yards per game, ranking them 93rd in the nation. The South Carolina Gamecocks maintain an average of 335.0 yards per game, ranking them 112th in college football. The South Carolina offense has compiled 359 penalty yards on 45 violations, which ranks them 18th in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards.
South Carolina has given up a total of 958 rushing yards (159.7 yards per contest) as well as 9 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. They have allowed 7 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 166.7 yards/outing, which has them ranked 23rd in D-1. The Gamecocks defense has participated in 378 plays, which is 65th in the nation. The Gamecocks are surrendering 22.0 PPG, which puts them 53rd in the nation. In total, they have relinquished 132 total points.
Who will win tonight's Commodores/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Commodores +18.5
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