Clemson Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Gamecocks (+6)
The Clemson Tigers (7-4) are on their way to Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, November 25, 2023 where they will take on the South Carolina Gamecocks (5-6). South Carolina opens as 6-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 52.
The Clemson Tigers come into this game with a record of 7-4 for this season. In their last matchup, the Tigers faced the North Carolina Tar Heels and earned the victory with a final of 31-20. Cade Klubnik went 21/32 with 219 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 133.4 and walked away from the game with no picks. Will Shipley was the rushing leader for the Tigers with 18 attempts for 126 yds (7.0 yards per attempt). Overall, they had 89 plays which converted into 466 yards. The Clemson Tigers ran the football 55 different times and totaled 247 yds, which had them averaging 4.5 yards per attempt. On the ground, the Tigers gave up 248 yds on 32 attempts, which calculates to 7.8 yards per run surrendered. Clemson gave up 16 completions on 37 tries for 209 yards, and a completion rate of 43.2%.
The Tigers have racked up 4,549 total yards this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Clemson has compiled 20 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 20 times. Clemson has accrued 261 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 52 penalties for 479 yds. As a team they're holding an average of 176.7 yards in the run game ranking them 43rd in D-1. Concerning putting points on the board, the Clemson Tigers are sitting at 30.4 points per outing.
The Tigers are ranked 38th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 21.1 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt and 121.9 rushing yards per game on the campaign. Overall, they have allowed 1,341 rushing yards through 11 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Tigers are giving up 1,834 yds which ranks them 8th in Division 1. They are allowing 166.7 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 52.9%. For the season, they are giving up 288.6 yards per outing ranking them 10th in the nation. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns by air and 14 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Gamecocks head into this matchup 5-6 for this season. When they last played, the Gamecocks went home victorious with a score of 17-14 against the Kentucky Wildcats. Spencer Rattler (2 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 207 yards on 19/27 passing while his QB rate was 159.2. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.7. Mario Anderson ran the ball 13 times for 27 yds, finishing the game with 2.1 yards per carry for South Carolina. The Gamecocks finished the contest with a total of 257 yards on 60 plays (4.3 yards per play). South Carolina rushed for 1.5 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 50 yds on 33 carries. South Carolina conceded 27 rush attempts for 122 yds (4.5 yards per rush). The Gamecocks passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 50.0%, surrendering 171 yds on 17 out of 34 through the air.
The South Carolina Gamecocks maintain an average of 380.7 yards/game, ranking them 70th in college football. The South Carolina offense has racked up 636 penalty yds on 83 infractions, which is good for 12th in college football in terms of helping out the other team. They maintain an average of 87.6 run yards per game and have run for 964 yards overall. They have tossed 7 interceptions while conceding 4 fumbles and they have been able to record 205 1st downs. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Gamecocks are sitting 68th in the nation by tallying 27.7 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Gamecocks currently have a total of 3,224 passing yards as well as holding an average of 293.1 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 15th in college football.
South Carolina has surrendered a total of 1,574 yards rushing (143.1 yards per game) in addition to 19 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns through the air and 259.5 yards/outing, which has them sitting 118th in Division 1. Their defense has earned 7 fumbles and 9 interceptions for the year. The Gamecocks defense has been on the field for 790 plays, which is good for 115th in the country. The Gamecocks are allowing 27.3 points per game, which has them sitting 82nd in the country. This season, they have conceded 300 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -6
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