Tennessee Volunteers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 11/19/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Gamecocks (+21)
The Tennessee Volunteers (9-1) are hitting the road to Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the South Carolina Gamecocks (6-4). Tennessee is 21-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51.
The Tennessee Volunteers step onto the field holding a record of 9-1 this year. In their last contest, the Volunteers played the Missouri Tigers and went home with a win by a final score of 66-24. Dylan Sampson led the offense in rushing for the Volunteers with 8 totes for 98 yards (12.3 yards per attempt). Hendon Hooker went 25/35 with 355 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 184.9 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. In the running game, the Volunteers gave up 172 yds on 37 attempts, which is 4.6 yds per run allowed. Tennessee surrendered 19 pass completions on 33 tries for 217 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.6%. In the game, they ran 75 plays which totaled 724 yards. The Tennessee Volunteers ran the football 37 different times and totaled 264 yards, which earned them an average of 7.1 yds per carry.
When it comes to scoring points, the Tennessee Volunteers have an average of 47.4 points per outing. As a team they are averaging 195.5 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 28th in the nation. The Volunteers have earned 5,437 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Tennessee has totaled 30 passing touchdowns and 32 touchdowns via the ground. Tennessee has accrued 263 1st downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 84 infractions for 705 yds. They have surrendered the football 10 different times.
When talking about passing yards, the Volunteers have given up 2,880 yds which puts them in 122nd in the nation. They have allowed 288.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 62.2%. Over the course of this season, they are giving up 392.6 yards per game which has them ranked 85th in Division 1. They have granted 14 touchdowns by air and 12 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.2 yards per tote and 104.6 rushing yards per contest so far this year. In total, they have given up 1,046 yards on the ground through 10 games. The Volunteers are sitting in 38th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 21.9 PPG.
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The Gamecocks head into this matchup 6-4 for this season. When they last played, the Gamecocks went home defeated by a final of 38-6 when they faced the Florida Gators. Spencer Rattler ended the contest with 145 yds on 18/26 through the air while his quarterback rating was 116.1. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.6. Jaheim Bell ran the ball 12 times for 30 yds, ending the game with 2.5 yards per carry for South Carolina. South Carolina ran the ball for 1.9 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 44 yards on 23 attempts. The Gamecocks finished the contest with 237 yds while running 50 plays (4.7 yds per play). The Gamecocks pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 52.0%, surrendering 141 yards on 13 out of 25 passing. South Carolina conceded 54 run attempts for 374 yds (6.9 yds per carry).
The South Carolina Gamecocks hold an average of 355.2 yards per outing, which ranks them 92nd in the country. The South Carolina offense has accrued 626 yards of penalties on 68 infractions, which is good for 46th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. For the season to this point, the Gamecocks currently have a total of 2,280 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 228.0 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 69th in D-1. Concerning the points being put on the board, the Gamecocks are sitting 68th in college football averaging 28.6 points per contest.
South Carolina has allowed a total of 1,920 rushing yards (192.0 yards/game) and 17 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have conceded 16 touchdowns through the air as well as 194.0 yards per game, which has them sitting 30th in Division 1. The Gamecocks defense has been on the field for 702 plays, which is good for 81st in D-1. The Gamecocks are conceding 26.2 points per game, which puts them 68th in college football. This year, they have surrendered 262 points.
Who will win tonight's Volunteers/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Gamecocks +21
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