Florida at USF - 9/11/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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USF Bulls (0-1) vs Florida Gators (1-0)
Game Info: Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Raymond James Stadium)
Betting Odds: USF Bulls +28.5 -- Over/Under: 56 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators will head on the road to face the South Florida Bulls for a week two FBS College Football matchup. The Gators won their last matchup 38-14 when these two played back in 2010.
Florida got off to a solid start with a 35-14 win over the Florida Atlantic Owls to open their season. They had a 21-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Emory Jones got the start under center and left a low to be desired. He was 17/27 for 113 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Most of their success came on the ground, with both Anthony Richardson and Malik Davis going for over 100 yards and a touchdown. Defensively they limited the Owls to just 2.5 yards per carry for a total of 92 yards, while forcing two fumbles. Zachary Carter led the team with three sacks.
The Bulls are coming off a 45-0 loss to NC State in week one. Timmy McClain was 7/13 with two interceptions in relief of starter Cade Fortin. Fortin was just 7/20 for 41 yards with a pick. On the ground they averaged 3.3 yards per carry for a total of 104 yards. No rusher had over 30 yards in the game. On defense they were gashed for 293 yards on the ground. The Wolfpack averaged 7.3 yards per carry and had four rushing touchdowns against a porous South Florida front seven. Senior linebacker Andrew Mims did manage to have a solid game, racking up 14 tackles in the blowout.
Florida is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games, 7-3 on the money line, and the over is 5-5.
South Florida is 4-6 in their last 10 games, 0-10 on the money line, and the over is 5-4-1.
This one is opening up with Florida as 28.5-point favorites, and that almost seems like easy money. The Bulls looked awful in week one, with their inability to stop the run being the most prevalent issue. The Gators are a run first offense that should be able to build upon a great performance in week one, in which they beat up on a solid Florida Atlantic squad that earned a trip to a bowl game in 2020. South Florida is outclassed in this one, while also being in a stylistic disadvantage. Look for Florida to have this thing wrapped up at halftime. Pick the Gators to cover.