Mississippi State Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 9/23/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Gamecocks (-3)
Williams-Brice Stadium is where the South Carolina Gamecocks (1-2) will play the Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-1) on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Mississippi State opens as 3-point dogs from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 50.5.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs step onto the field holding a record of 2-1 this year. The last time they took the field, the Bulldogs took the field against the LSU Tigers and took a loss by a score of 41-14. Jo'quavious Marks was the rushing leader for the Bulldogs with 8 totes for 75 yds (9.4 yards per carry). Will Rogers went 11/28 with 103 yds passing. He had a quarterback rate of 70.2 and ended the game with no picks. Against the run, the Bulldogs gave up 163 yds on 39 tries, which is 4.2 yds per run surrendered. Mississippi State conceded 31 pass completions on 37 attempts for a total of 367 yards, and a completion percentage of 83.8%. Overall, they ran 50 plays for 201 yds. The Mississippi State Bulldogs ended up running the ball 21 times and had 94 yds, which had them averaging 4.5 yards per carry.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 31.0 points per game. Offensively they're holding an average of 179.0 yards in the run game which ranks them 49th in the nation. The Bulldogs have tallied 1,033 total yards for the year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Mississippi State has totaled 6 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns via the ground. Mississippi State has accrued 49 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 14 penalties for 146 yds. They have turned the ball over 1 time.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Bulldogs have conceded 832 yds which ranks them 113th in the country. They are giving up 277.3 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 71.6%. In total, they have yielded 389.7 yards/game putting them 102nd in the nation. They have granted 5 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.7 yards per run and 112.3 yards on the ground per game for the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 337 yards via the ground game in 3 games. The Bulldogs are sitting in 78th in the country concerning team defense, giving up 24.0 points per game.
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The Gamecocks step onto the field holding a record of 1-2 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Gamecocks went home defeated by a final of 24-14 when they faced the Georgia Bulldogs. Spencer Rattler (1 TD) walked away from the contest with 256 yds on 22/42 through the air while his QB rating was 101.9. He tossed 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 6.1. Spencer Rattler ran the ball 8 times for 35 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.4 yards per carry for South Carolina. The Gamecocks finished with 309 yds on 58 plays (5.3 yards per play). South Carolina rushed the ball for 3.3 yards per tote, totaling 53 yards on 16 attempts. South Carolina conceded 44 running attempts for 189 yards (4.3 yards per carry). The Gamecocks passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 77.1%, relinquishing 269 yds on 27 for 35 through the air.
The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 410.3 yards per outing, ranking them 54th in Division 1. The South Carolina offense has totaled 168 yards of penalties on 25 violations, which is 16th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team. They hold an average of 53.0 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 159 yards overall. They have tossed 2 picks while allowing opponents to recover 1 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 62 first downs. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Gamecocks are sitting 83rd in the country by tallying 26.0 points per outing. During the season thus far, the Gamecocks have compiled 1,072 passing yards in addition to an average of 357.3 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 8th in college football.
South Carolina has given up a total of 437 yards rushing (145.7 yards per game) as well as 6 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns from the passing game and 260.3 yards/game, which has them in 105th in the nation. Their defense has tallied 0 fumbles and 3 picks this year. The Gamecocks defense has taken the field for 216 plays, which ranks 106th in the country. The Gamecocks are conceding 25.3 points per game, ranking them 83rd in the nation. This season, they have conceded 76 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +3
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