Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 11/4/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Location: Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Gamecocks (-17)
Williams-Brice Stadium is the location where the South Carolina Gamecocks (2-6) will meet the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (7-2) on Saturday, November 4, 2023. South Carolina opens this game as 17-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 55.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks come into this matchup with a record of 7-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Gamecocks took the field against the FIU Panthers and took home the win by a score of 41-16. Zion Webb connected on 9/19 with 105 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 111.2 and walked away from the game with no interceptions. Zion Webb was the leader on the ground for the Gamecocks with 20 totes for 125 yards (6.3 yards per carry). The Jacksonville State Gamecocks ran the ball a total of 55 different times and totaled 265 yards, which had them averaging 4.8 yds per carry. When the final whistle blew, they had 74 plays which totaled 370 yards. Jacksonville State conceded 14 pass completions on 28 attempts for a total of 218 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. In the running game, the Gamecocks gave up 31 yards on 40 tries, which calculates to 0.8 yards per run allowed.
The Gamecocks have earned 3,392 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Jacksonville State has earned 8 touchdowns via the pass and 23 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 9 different times. Jacksonville State has recorded 189 first downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 42 penalties for 363 yds. As a team they're holding an average of 217.2 yards on the ground which is 8th in college football. Concerning scoring points, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks are sitting at 28.6 points per contest.
Regarding yards through the air, the Gamecocks are allowing 2,086 yards which puts them in 111th in the nation. They have conceded 231.8 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 56.8%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 347.4 yards per contest which puts them 48th in D-1. They have allowed 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 10 touchdowns running the ball. They are giving up an average of 2.8 yards per rush and 115.7 rushing yards per game this season. In total, they have given up 1,041 yards via the running game in 9 games. The Gamecocks sit in 22nd in the nation when it comes to team defense, conceding 18.8 points per game.
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The Gamecocks come into this matchup with a record of 2-6 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Gamecocks went home defeated by a final of 30-17 against the Texas A&M Aggies. Spencer Rattler (1 touchdown) ended the game with 176 yards on 20/33 passing while his QB rating was 115.4. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.3. Mario Anderson carried the rock 16 times for 72 yards, ending the contest with 4.5 yds per attempt for South Carolina. South Carolina ran for 1.2 yards per tote, totaling 33 yards on 28 attempts. The Gamecocks ended up finishing with 209 yards and they ran 61 plays (3.4 yards per play). The Gamecocks secondary conceded a completion rate of 66.7%, relinquishing 249 yds on 20 for 30 passing. South Carolina gave up 40 attempts on the ground for 105 yards (2.6 yds per carry).
The South Carolina Gamecocks average 369.5 yards per game, which has them ranked 79th in Division 1. The South Carolina offense has accrued 401 penalty yds on 57 infractions, which is good for 25th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. They average 86.1 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 689 yards overall. They have thrown 5 picks while losing 4 fumbles and they have recorded 147 first downs. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Gamecocks are sitting 82nd in Division 1 with an average of 25.4 points per game. For the season so far, the Gamecocks have thrown for a total of 2,267 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 283.4 passing yards per contest, putting them at 27th in the nation.
South Carolina has given up a total of 1,097 yards on the ground (137.1 yards per game) and 17 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have given up 11 touchdowns through the air as well as 298.0 yards per outing, which has them in 130th in the nation. They have earned 1 fumbles recovered and 6 interceptions on the season. The Gamecocks defense has taken part in 575 plays, which is 110th in D-1. The Gamecocks are conceding 31.5 PPG, which has them ranked 109th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 252 points.
Who will win tonight's Gamecocks/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Gamecocks -17
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