Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 10/14/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Location: Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Gamecocks (-1)
The Florida Gators (4-2) are traveling to Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, October 14, 2023 where they will take on the South Carolina Gamecocks (2-3). South Carolina opens this matchup as 1-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 53.
The Florida Gators come into this game with a record of 4-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Gators took on the Vanderbilt Commodores and earned the victory with a final of 38-14. Graham Mertz went 30/36 with 254 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 170.1 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Montrell Johnson was the leader on the ground for the Gators with 18 carries for 135 yds (7.5 yards per attempt). The Florida Gators ran the rock 30 different times and accumulated 215 yds, which earned them an average of 7.2 yards per tote. At the end of the game, they ran 71 plays for 495 yds. Florida relinquished 19 completions on 34 tries for 276 yds, and a completion rate of 55.9%. In the running game, the Gators conceded 66 yds on 19 tries, which averages out to 3.5 yards per rush allowed.
When it comes to scoring, the Florida Gators hold an average of 27.2 points per game. Offensively they average 153.0 yards rushing which is 68th in D-1. The Gators currently have 2,458 total yards for the season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Florida has earned 9 passing touchdowns and 11 touchdowns on the ground. Florida has tallied 133 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 41 infractions for 287 yards. They have turned the football over 6 different times.
Concerning passing yardage, the Gators have conceded 996 yards which puts them in 20th in college football. They have conceded 166.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 56.5%. Over the course of this year, they have relinquished 286.5 yards per game putting them 16th in the country. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns by air in addition to 7 touchdowns running the ball. They are giving up an average of 4.3 yards per running attempt and 120.5 rushing yards per contest on the season. For the year, they have allowed 723 rushing yards through 6 games. The Gators are ranked 18th in the nation in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 16.8 PPG.
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The Gamecocks head into this game 2-3 for this season. For their last game, the Gamecocks went home defeated by a final of 41-20 when they faced the Tennessee Volunteers. Spencer Rattler walked away from the game with 169 yds on 24/35 through the air while his QB rating was 103.4. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.8. Mario Anderson carried the rock 10 times for 101 yards, finishing the contest with 10.1 yds per carry for South Carolina. South Carolina ran the football for 4.9 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 132 yards on 27 attempts. The Gamecocks finished the contest with a total of 333 yds while running 63 plays (5.3 yds per play). The Gamecocks passing defense allowed a completion rate of 65.6%, relinquishing 239 yds on 21 for 32 through the air. South Carolina relinquished 40 attempts on the ground for 238 yds (6.0 yds per rush).
The South Carolina Gamecocks have an average of 399.2 yards/game, which has them ranked 63rd in the nation. The South Carolina offense has compiled 238 yds of penalties on 34 violations, which has them ranked 66th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition. They maintain an average of 87.0 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 435 yards for the season. They have given away 3 interceptions while surrendering 2 fumbles and they have earned 92 1st downs. In relation to their ability to score points, the Gamecocks are sitting 84th in the country scoring 27.0 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Gamecocks currently sit at 1,561 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 312.2 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 14th in the nation.
The Gamecocks are surrendering 29.4 points per contest, which has them 96th in the nation. South Carolina has conceded a total of 708 rushing yards (141.6 yards per outing) and 11 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. In total, they have conceded 147 points. They have allowed 6 touchdowns through the air and 301.4 yards per contest, ranking them 128th in Division 1. The Gamecocks defense has participated in 359 plays, which is 50th in the country. They have earned 1 fumble recovery and 6 interceptions so far this season.
Who will win tonight's Gators/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Gators +1
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