Maryland Terrapins at South Florida Bulls CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/6/14
Maryland Terrapins (1-0) at South Florida Bulls (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm (Raymond James Stadium)
The Line: South Florida Bulls +12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Maryland Terrapins and South Florida Bulls take the field Saturday at Raymond James Stadium.
The Maryland Terrapins won their cupcake game in week 1 by crushing the James Madison Dukes, 52-7. Everybody for Maryland got in on the action offensively, as quarterbacks C.J. Brown and Caleb Rowe split time and threw for a touchdown, while the Terrapins running game averaged 5.7 yards per carry and produced five touchdowns. Star wide receiver Stefon Diggs led Maryland with 53 receiving yards on just five receptions. Overall, the Maryland Terrapins had 30 first downs, 471 yards and a 45-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Defensively, Maryland forced three turnovers and allowed 302 total yards. L.A. Goree led the Terrapins with 14 tackles and Spencer Myers had 1.5 tackles for loss.
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The South Florida Bulls were nearly upset by the Western Carolina Catamounts but came out on top, 36-31. It was the Marlon Mack show for South Florida, as the freshman running back had 275 yards on 24 carries and scored four touchdowns. In fact, Mack scored all three of the Bulls touchdowns in the second half, pretty much singlehandedly preventing a major upset. Quarterback Mike White struggled mightily, completing just nine of 26 passes for 181 yards and an interception. While the South Florida Bulls finished the game with just 13 first downs, they had 485 total yards, much of which came from one player. Defensively, South Florida allowed 454 yards and forced two turnovers. Jamie Byrd led the Bulls with 11 tackles and an interception.
The Terrapins are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in September and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win. The Bulls are 9-24-1 ATS in their last 34 games overall and 5-21-1 ATS in their last 27 home games.
Are the Terrapins really as good as they were in week 1? Who knows? I do know I don't trust a one-man South Florida offense to keep this game close. Give me Maryland to win by two touchdowns.