Troy Trojans (2-2) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (2-2)
October 2, 2021 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -7 / Troy Trojans +7; Over/Under: 43.5
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The Troy Trojans and the South Carolina Gamecocks square off Saturday afternoon in college football action from Williams-Brice Stadium.
The Troy Trojans will look to bounce back from a 29-16 loss at the hands of ULM in their last game. Taylor Powell has thrown for 1,008 yards, 7 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 69.3% passing while Kimani Vidal’s rushed for 224 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Trojans. Luke Whittemore and Tez Johnson each have 200+ receiving yards while Reggie Todd and Jabre Barber each have 100+ receiving yards. Defensively, Carlton Martial leads the Trojans with 32 total tackles while Javon Solomon has 5.5 sacks and Will Choloh has 3.5 sacks for Troy this year.
The South Carolina Gamecocks will try to bounce back from a 16-10 loss at the hands of Kentucky in their last game. Luke Doty has thrown for 311 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception while ZaQuandre White has rushed for a team-high 167 yards. Juju McDowell and Kevin Harris each have 100+ rushing yards while Josh Vann leads South Carolina with 13 grabs for 298 yards this season. Defensively, Kaylan Foster leads the Gamecocks with 27 total tackles while Kingsley Enagbare has a team-high 2.5 sacks and Brad Johnson has a pair of sacks of his own this year.
Troy is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games while the under is 8-1 in their last 9 road games. South Carolina is 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Sun Belt while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home favorite.
Well just when I thought things couldn’t get worse for Troy, they get run out of the building by Louisiana-Monroe of all teams and now have to play a ticked-off South Carolina team that know they had their chances to pull off the win against Kentucky had they not shot themselves in the foot in that game. I’m not liking Troy’s chances to being with but the situation on both sides just adds to it. Give me South Carolina here.