Free Week 2 Prediction: Buccaneers vs Gamecocks
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(0-1) Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (0-1)
Date: Saturday, September 7th 2019
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Williams-Brice Stadium Oxford, South Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: South Carolina -40
NCAA Betting Total: 49.5
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Sporting one of college football’s toughest 2019 schedules, South Carolina begins its home slate Saturday vs. FCS opponent Charleston Southern.
Each school dropped their season opener last weekend. The Gamecocks suffered a major blow when it was announced this week starting QB Jake Bentley will be sidelined indefinitely with an injured foot.
Meanwhile, Furman picked apart Charleston Southern 46-13 in week one action.
Charleston Southern Buccaneers
After winning five games, and serving as week one enhancement vs. Florida in 2018, the Buccaneers began this season in unspectacular fashion.
Furman’s run game shredded the Charleston Southern defense, adding five touchdowns and 369 yards.
Paladins junior RB Devin Wynn scampered for 131 yards and one touchdown. Wynn’s performance highlighted a rushing attack which saw five separate Paladins backs find the end zone.
Offensively, Buccaneer’s QB Jack Chambers completed 17-of-25 passes, but couldn’t complete an aerial scoring drive. Though, Chambers joined tailback Terrance Wilson (7 rush, 69 yards) as the only other Charleston Southern player to break the plane last weekend.
This week, even with Bentley sidelined, as the odds indicate, the Bucccaneers have a tall task on hand vs. a 2018 SEC bowl team.
South Carolina Gamecocks
With Bentley out, touted freshman QB Ryan Hilinski’s in for a struggling Gamecocks passing game.
Whether affected by injury, or the Tar Heels secondary, veteran play caller Bentley completed just 16-of-30 passes while being picked off twice during USC’s disappointing opener.
This week, Hilinski will get his first bit of next-level time behind center. The true frosh looks to satisfy the hype which has him ranked among this year’s top QB recruits.
At 6’3, 230 lbs. Hilinski should build confidence vs. overmatched FCS also-ran Charleston Southern.
And Saturday’s showcase gives the Gamecock’s positional talent redemptive opportunities after failing late vs. North Carolina. RB Tavien Feaster seeks to carry his 72-yard, one TD opening performance over to week two.
Though, Feaster will need help from a backfield which added just 56 additional yards and no further scores last weekend. Also, South Carolina’s receivers will have to run better routes to aid Hilinski’s first start.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- South Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- South Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- South Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- Charleston Southern is 0-1 SU this season.
- Charleston Southern is 0-1 SA Away this season.
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Entering Saturday, after a hard-luck opener, South Carolina is a wounded animal with a noob QB directing traffic. These limitations would count vs. SEC competition. However, Charleston Southern is the perfect foil to gloss over weaknesses against.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Gamecocks by 41/ Slight Lean Over
That stated, I think Hilinski has a monster effort this weekend vs. a grossly mismatched opponent. Yes, the 40-point line is heavy-handed for a team missing its veteran QB, but the Gamecocks have a point to prove before venturing into deep SEC waters.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Charleston Southern 6 – South Carolina 47
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