South Carolina vs. Wofford - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wofford Terriers (0-0) at South Carolina Gamecocks (7-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Williams-Brice Stadium)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some non-conference action on tap as the Wofford Terriers square off against the South Carolina Gamecocks in a college football matchup.
The Wofford Terriers come into this one winners of 3 straight with a 9-1 record this season to sit atop the SoCon thanks to a 45-14 win over VMI in their last outing. Brandon Goodson and Joe Newman combined for 137 yards on 4 of 9 passing, while Newman also added a rushing score in the win. Blake Morgan led the team with 50 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Andre Stoddard added 42 rushing yards and a pair of TDs and Lennox McAfee added 25 rushing yards and a TD as well. Chandler Gouger led the team with a pair of receptions for 79 yards, while Jason Hill and R.J. Taylor each had a reception in the win. Defensively, Devin Watson logged an interception as the lone individual highlight for Wofford, as the Terriers held VMI to 287 yards of total offense in the win.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks will look to build some momentum after escaping with a 28-20 win over Florida in their last outing to improve to 7-3 this season. Jake Bentley threw for 249 yards and 3 interceptions on 19 of 29 passing, while also rushing for a pair of touchdowns in the win. A.J. Turner led the Gamecocks with 136 rushing yards on 22 carries, while Mon Denson added a pair of rushing scores of his own on 13 carries with 61 yards. OrTre Smith and Hayden Hurst each shared the team-high with 5 receptions and were separated on the score sheet by a single yard, with Smith putting up 60 yards, while Hurst added 59 in the win. On defense, the Gamecocks logged 4 sacks and an interception, all while holding Florida to 301 yards of total offense and just over 24 minutes of possession in the win.
The over is 4-1 in Wofford’s last 5 games and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. South Carolina is 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games while the under is 6-3 in their last 9 games and the over is 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
I’m not sure what to make of this game, as you have Wofford who is an impressive 9-1, but put up less than 300 yards against an 0-11 VMI team but blew them out on the scoreboard. South Carolina barely escaped from Florida with a win, but should be able to win this one. All in all, I think Wofford has their sights set on the FCS playoff and will just be looking to get there healthy, while South Carolina can’t afford a loss as it would severely affect their bowl situation, however as far as making a pick goes, I need to see a line before making my pick, so please check back when a line has been released for your free pick.