Charlotte 49ers (1-3) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (1-2)
September 24, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -22.5 / Charlotte 49ers +22.5; Over/Under: 66.5
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The South Carolina Gamecocks and Charlotte 49ers square off Saturday night in week 4 college football action at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Charlotte 49ers look to rebound from a 1-3 start. The South Carolina Gamecocks look to get back to a .500 record.
The Charlotte 49ers have lost 6 of their last 8 road games. Chris Reynolds is completing 72.6 percent of his passes for 597 yards, 7 touchdowns and 1 interception. Elijah Spencer and Grant DuBose have combined for 633 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Victor Tucker has 24 receptions. The Charlotte 49ers ground game is averaging 97.3 yards per contest, and Shadrick Byrd leads the way with 162 yards on 46 carries. Defensively, Charlotte is allowing 45.3 points and 565.5 yards per game. Wayne Jones leads the Charlotte 49ers with 30 tackles, Jalar Holley has 1 sack and B.J. Turner has 1 interception.
The South Carolina Gamecocks have won 5 of their last 7 home games. Spencer Rattler is completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 721 yards, 2 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Antwane Wells Jr. and Jalen Brooks have combined for 414 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while MarShawn Lloyd has 10 receptions. The South Carolina Gamecocks ground game is averaging 70.3 yards per contest, and Juju McDowell leads the way with 82 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, South Carolina is allowing 35.3 points and 440 yards per game. Nick Emmanwori leads the South Carolina Gamecocks with 28 tackles, Jordan Burch has 1 sack and Marcellas Dial has 1 interception.
The 49ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Gamecocks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 1-6-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 7-1 in 49ers last 8 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Gamecocks last 10 home games.
The South Carolina Gamecocks probably aren’t as bad as their record indicates, as they haven’t had the easiest schedule up to this point. However, South Carolina has had issues with turnovers up to this point and their inability to stop the run defensively is a concern. While beating the Charlotte 49ers shouldn’t be an issue, the Gamecocks are doing things poorly that don’t help their cause in terms of blowout victories. Charlotte can hang around here if South Carolina doesn’t clean things up. Give me the points.