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Papa Johns Bowl: Huskies vs. Gamecocks Predictions

2010 PAPA JOHN’S BOWL – CONNECTICUT HUSKIES (7-5) vs SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS (7-5)

Event: Papajohns.Com Bowl
Date: Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, 2:00 pm EST
Site: Legion Field, Birmingham AL
MY Sportsbook.com LINE: South Carolina -4.5

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Team records:
Connecticut: 7-5 SU, 9-2 ATS
South Carolina: 7-5 SU, 7-4 ATS

Preview:

Papa Johns wants to see if it can put a quality match-up on the gridiron that can rival its excellent pizza. No, that was not a shameless plug. What is a shameless plug, though, is SC’s defense. The unit is stout, particularly against the pass (12th in the FBS).

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This bowl game is another showcase of the Big East squaring off against the perennially stout SEC; is 7-5 in a middling conference really the same as 7-5 in the FBS’s eminent grouping?

UConn, for its part, is used to razor-thin outcomes in games. Five of the Huskies’ last six games have been decided by four points or less. The Huskies narrowly failed against the top half of the conference in 2009, coming up short against West Virginia, Rutgers and Cincinnati. They’re riding good vibes recently though, UConn has won its last three games after a two-OT squeaker against Notre Dame on Nov. 21.

Jordan Todman and Andre Dixon comprise an excellent 1-2 punch on the ground for UConn. At least one of them must have a top-tier performance if they are to beat the Gamecocks. Defensive lineman Lindsey Witten is also averaging a sack a game, so he should be exciting to watch, too.

For Steve Spurrier’s men, QB Stephen Garcia must have a strong game getting the ball to wideouts Alshon Jeffery and Moe Brown.

If SC can’t get chunks of yardage through the air, it will likely grind their entire offense to a halt.

Like enough other SEC schools, the Gamecocks have the experience and skill on defense to force turnovers and create havoc, but Garcia still must put at least a small bundle of points on the scoreboard.

2009 Team Stats

Team Offense: Connecticut 45th
South Carolina 76th

Team Defense: Connecticut 73rd
South Carolina 15th

Trends:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Connecticut’s last 5 games
Connecticut is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina’s last 6 games
South Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Pick: South Carolina -7

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