Jacksonville State vs South Carolina Prediction - College Football Picks 11/4/23

South Carolina Gamecocks (2-6) vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks (7-2)

Game Info: Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Williams-Brice Stadium)

Betting Odds: South Carolina Gamecocks -15.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks will play the South Carolina Gamecocks in a non-conference game on Saturday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. Jacksonville State only has one loss in C-USA this season, while South Carolina has lost four games in a row. 

Jacksonville State Preview

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are 7-2 (5-1) this season after they defeated FIU by a score of 41-16 last week. Jacksonville State led 21-0 after the first quarter and were able to add 20 points the rest of the way for the easy win. The Gamecocks out gained FIU by a total of 370-249 and held them to 4-17 on third downs. Jacksonville State’s only two losses so far this season have come against Coastal Carolina and Liberty. The Jacksonville State offense is scoring 28.6 points per game with 159.7 passing yards per game and 217.2 rushing yards per game. Zion Webb has thrown for 744 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions, while also rushing for 460 yards and four touchdowns for the Gamecocks this season. Malik Jackson has rushed for 615 yards and four scores, while Perry Carter has caught 20 passes for 352 yards and two touchdowns. The Jacksonville State defense is giving up 18.8 points against per game this year. 

South Carolina Preview

The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-6 (1-5) this year after they lost to Texas A&M by a score of 30-17 in their last game. South Carolina led 7-0 after the first quarter, but allowed 21 points in the second quarter to let the game slip away. The Gamecocks were out gained by a total of 354-209 and turned the ball over one time in the loss. South Carolina has lost to Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, and Texas A&M during this four game losing streak. The South Carolina offense is averaging 25.4 points per game with 283.4 passing yards per game and 86.1 rushing yards per game, while going 34.9% on third downs. Spencer Rattler has thrown for 2,117 yards, 12 touchdowns, and five interceptions for the Gamecocks this season. Mario Anderson has rushed for 468 yards and two touchdowns, while Xavier Legette has caught 41 passes for 756 yards and three scores. The South Carolina defense is allowing 31.5 points against per game this season.

South Carolina Gamecocks Team Facts

  • South Carolina has won 13 of its last 15 matches at Williams-Brice Stadium when playing with a rest disadvantage.
  • South Carolina has covered the spread in each of its last three games as a favorite.
  • South Carolina has won the first half in six of its last seven games against non-conference opponents at Williams-Brice Stadium.
  • Each of South Carolina's last four games at Williams-Brice Stadium have gone OVER the total points line.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Team Facts

  • Jacksonville State has won five of its last six games against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Jacksonville State has covered the spread in each of its last four road games against opponents from the Southeastern Conference.
  • Four of Jacksonville State's last five games as an underdog have gone UNDER the total points line.

Pick

South Carolina comes into this game looking to snap their four game losing streak, where they have allowed 30, 34, 41, and 41 points in the four losses. Jacksonville State has played very well this season, but this will be the best team that they have faced by far. This South Carolina team has played very poorly in their last four games and I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw another poor effort here. On the other side, Jacksonville State has to be high on confidence with their strong start to the season. Take Jacksonville State to keep this game close. 

David’s Pick Jacksonville State +15.5

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