South Carolina at Missouri - 10/3/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (2-2) at Missouri Tigers (3-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 41 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The South Carolina Gamecocks and Missouri Tigers meet Saturday afternoon at Faurot Field.
The South Carolina Gamecocks look for their first road win that would put them a game above a .500 record. Perry Orth is completing 50 percent of his passes for 269 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Orth and Lorenzo Nunez have produced three touchdown passes. Pharoh Cooper and Jerell Adams have combined for 352 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Carlton Heard has four receptions. The South Carolina Gamecocks ground game is averaging 209.7 yards per contest, and Lorenzo Nunez leads the way with 239 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, South Carolina is allowing 26.3 points and 411.3 yards per game. Skai Moore leads the Gamecocks with 40 tackles, Dante Sawyer has two sacks and T.J. Holloman has two interceptions. Alan Knott, Brandon Wilds and Chris Lammons are questionable.
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The Missouri Tigers look for a bounce back victory that will keep them undefeated at home. Drew Lock is completing 60 percent of his passes for 225 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Usual starter Maty Mauk is suspended for disciplinary reasons. Tyler Hunt and Nate Brown have combined for 325 receiving yards and three touchdowns while J'Mon Moore has 13 receptions. The Missouri Tigers ground game is averaging 108.5 yards per contest, and Ish Witter leads the way with 187 yards on 53 carries. Defensively, Missouri is allowing 12.5 points and 255 yards per game. Kentrell Brothers leads the Tigers with 52 tackles, Charles Harris has three sacks and Aarion Penton has two pass deflections. Nate Crawford, DeSean Blair and Kentrell Brothers are doubtful.
The Gamecocks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Tigers are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 conference games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games.
I can't take Missouri here with a backup quarterback. In fact, the Tigers haven't been that impressive even with Mauk on the field. Sure, South Carolina has had its fair share of struggles as well, but I think there's more overall talent on the Gamecocks. South Carolina can certainly win this game, especially with the off-the-field issues surrounding the Tigers.