South Florida vs. South Carolina State - 9/14/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina State Bulldogs at South Florida Bulls
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM (Raymond James Stadium)
The Line: South Florida Bulls -24.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The South Carolina State Bulldogs and South Florida Bulls meet Saturday in college football action at Raymond James Stadium.
The South Carolina State Bulldogs look for a big upset here to build on their solid 2-0 start to the season. The South Carolina State Bulldogs have won their last three road games. Tyrece Nick is completing 46.1 percent of his passes for 221 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Nick has to be more efficient if th Bulldogs will have a chance in this contest. Shaquan Davis and De'Montrez Burroughs have combined for 291 receiving yards and one touchdown while Will Vereen has six receptions. The South Carolina State Bulldogs ground game is averaging 140.5 yards per contest, and Datron James leads the way with 92 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, South Carolina State is allowing 6.5 points and 243.5 yards per game. Johnell Brown leads the South Carolina State Bulldogs with 13 tackles, Roderick Perry has one sack and BJ Davis has one interception.
The South Florida Bulls need a victory here in order to rebound from a rough 0-2 start to the season. The South Florida Bulls have lost their last four home games. Blake Barnett is completing 50 percent of his passes for 188 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Barnett has one touchdown pass in his last five games. Mitchell Wilcox and Randall St. Felix have combined for 130 receiving yards on 10 catches while Bryce Miller has four receptions. The South Florida Bulls ground game is averaging 59 yards per contest, and Barnett leads the way with 39 yards on 15 carries. Defensively, South Florida is allowing 31.5 points and 346 yards per game. Patrick Macon leads the South Florida Bulls with 20 tackles, Tyrik Jones has one sack and KJ Sails has one interception.
The South Carolina State Bulldogs haven't had much success against competition within their own conference, so I doubt they'll suddenly be able to handle FBS clubs. However, I'm not trying to get behind these South Florida Bulls with what they've shown me through two games. USF returned a ton of production from last year, so I thought this could be a big year for them, but this team has been awful to start. I'm losing confidence quickly in Charlie Strong as a head coach. Give me the points.