South Carolina Gamecocks (0-2) at Vanderbilt Commodores (0-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Vanderbilt Stadium)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +12 — Over/Under: 48.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and Vanderbilt Commodores meet Saturday in week 6 college football action at Vanderbilt Stadium.
The South Carolina Gamecocks need a victory here to prevent a disappointing 0-3 start to the CFB season. The South Carolina Gamecocks have lost four of their last five road games. Collin Hill is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 502 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Hill has 11 touchdown passes on his last 188 pass attempts. Shi Smith and Xavier Legette have combined for 308 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Nick Muse has six receptions. The South Carolina Gamecocks ground game is averaging 103 yards per contest, and Kevin Harris leads the way with 155 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, South Carolina is allowing 34.5 points and 371 yards per game. Ernest Jones leads the South Carolina Gamecocks with 16 tackles, Kingsley Enagbare has two sacks and Israel Mukuamu has one interception.
The Vanderbilt Commodores need a feel good win here to prevent back-to-back 0-3 starts to the CFB season. The Vanderbilt Commodores have lost five of their last eight home games. Ken Seals is completing 57.4 percent of his passes for 263 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Seals enters this game with 54 career pass attempts under his belt. Cam Johnson and Amir Abdur-Rahman have combined for 160 receiving yards and one touchdown while Ben Bresnahan has six receptions. The Vanderbilt Commodores ground game is averaging 129 yards per contest, and Ja’Veon Marlow leads the way with 148 yards on 33 carries. Defensively, Vanderbilt is allowing 29 points and 435 yards per game. Dashaun Jerkins leads the Vanderbilt Commodores with 16 tackles, Dayo Odeyingbo has one sack and Randall Haynie has one interception.
The Gamecocks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Commodores are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Gamecocks last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Commodores last 4 games overall. The Gamecocks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Vanderbilt and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The South Carolina Gamecocks may be 0-2 straight up on the season, but they’ve played back-to-back games against ranked opponents and more than held their own in both games. South Carolina had its chances to upset Tennessee and managed to cover against Florida on the road last week. The Vanderbilt Commodores haven’t had the easiest schedule in their own right with games against Texas A&M and LSU, but they also haven’t shown much life on the offensive side of the ball and have now been held to 14 or less points in six of their last seven games. The South Carolina Gamecocks look like the better team in this spot and have shown more positive signs through two games.
It’s real hard to find the confidence in Vanderbilt right now. I’ll eat the two touchdowns.