Georgia State at South Carolina: 9/3/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

South Carolina Gamecocks (0-0) vs Georgia State Panthers (0-0)

Game Info: Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Williams-Brice Stadium)

Betting Odds: South Carolina Gamecocks -11 -- Over/Under: 58 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Georgia State Panthers will visit the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday night from Williams-Brice Stadium in this matchup from Columbia, South Carolina. The weather is expected to be 82 degrees and partly cloudy. This is the first-ever meeting between these two programs.

Georgia State is coming off its best FBS season to date with an 8-5 record and a win in the Camellia Bowl.

Darren Grainger is set to start under center again after going 136 of 228 for 1,715 yards, 19 touchdowns and four interceptions while recording 133 carries for 660 yards and three scores last year.

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Tucker Gregg returns as the team's leading rusher, having carried the ball 192 times for 953 yards and nine scores in 2021. Jamari Thrash is the team's top receiver after racking up 32 catches for 452 yards and three scores last year.

The offense finished last season right around the national average with 28.2 points and 389.6 yards per game. Georgia State's defense graded out around the same level, allowing 27.1 points and 402.9 yards per contest.

The Panthers also added former Gamecock RB Jamyest Williams, who averaged 6.7 yards per carry with nine touchdowns last season.

South Carolina went 7-6 under first-year head coach Shane Beamer and finished with a win in the Duke's Mayo Bowl.

QB Spencer Rattler, is arriving via a transfer from Oklahoma as he joins the Gamecocks this season.  He compiled over 4,000 yards, 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions during his time with the Sooners. :Last season, he went 140/187 for 1,483 yards, 11 touchdowns and five picks with the Sooners in 2022.

Marshawn Lloyd will take over the starting backfield job after carrying the ball 64 times for 228 yards and a score last season. 

This offense really struggled, ranking in the sub-100 range with 22.6 points and 330 yards per game. The defense was much more of a strength, allowing 24 points and 374.3 yards per contest, solidly above average marks.

The Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on grass and are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. SEC. The Panthers are also 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Gamecocks should win this but the Panthers can keep it interesting.

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Clayton’s Pick Georgia State +11

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