South Florida Bulls (1-0) at Florida State Seminoles (1-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 12, 2015, 11:30 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -29 -- Over/Under: 52
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Florida State will try to keep their hot start going as they host in state rivals South Florida this Saturday.
Florida State looked like a top 10 team in Saturday when they beat Texas State 59-16. FSU’s offense produced 636 total yards on offense. Everett Golson was sharp in his Seminole debut. Golson was 19/25 passing for 302 yards and 4 touchdowns. Dalvin Cook looked like a Heisman contender he had 19 carries for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns. Cook averaged 8.2 yards a carry. Back up running back Mario Pender also added 92 yards and a touchdown. 13 different receivers recorded a reception Saturday night. Ja’Vonn Harrison, Jesus Wilson and Travis Rudolph combined for 9 receptions 174 yards and 3 touchdowns. FSU’s defense played a solid game only allowing 16 points. Tyrell Lyons and Lamarcus Brutus led the defense in tackles combining for 9 with 5 assisted tackles. The Seminoles will try to carry their momentum into this week when they host USF.
South Florida dominated in their home opener against Florida A&M winning 51-3. Quinton Flowers and Steven Bench both split time at quarterback. Together they combined for only 6 incompletions 281 yards and 3 touchdowns. Marlon Mack dominated the ground game with 23 carries for 131 yards and a touchdown. Wide Receiver Elkanah Dillon led the team with 4 receptions for 126 yards and 1 touchdown. Receiver D’Ernest Johnson also had 2 receptions for 67 yards and 2 touchdowns. USF’s defense played a good all-around game only allowing 3 points. Tajee Fullwood, Ronnie Hoggins and JAlen Spencer all recorded an interception. USF will be tested this week as they travel to Tallahassee to take on the Florida State Seminoles.
USF is 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. USF is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games. Florida State is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 home games. The Seminoles are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games in September.
The numbers would tell you take USF and the points as Florida State tends to struggle to cover the spread at home, but Florida State looked really good last week. I think they will roll over USF this week. Take FSU to cover the spread.