2022 Gator Bowl Odds - South Carolina vs. Notre Dame Betting

Gator Bowl Odds - South Carolina vs. Notre Dame

2022 Gator Bowl NCAA Football Betting

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are slight favorites against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Gator Bowl on Friday, December 30, 2022. The Irish have a major hole to fill in the Gator Bowl, as they will be without starting quarterback Drew Pyne who entered the transfer portal. The Irish will also be without Michael Mayer and Isaiah Foskey. The Gator Bowl doesn’t have the same prestige as the New Year’s Six Bowls, but it’s part of that next tier of quality bowl games and is the sixth-oldest bowl game in college football. Notre Dame is still getting a lot of respect from the oddsmakers, as they are listed as a slight favorite in Gator Bowl odds against South Carolina. It won’t be easy for Notre Dame, as they are going up against a red-hot quarterback in Spencer Rattler. The Irish will be starting either Tyler Buchner or Steve Angeli at quarterback in the Gator Bowl.

2022 Gator Bowl at a Glance

Date: Friday, December 30, 2022

Time (ET) / TV: 3:30 PM / ESPN

Venue: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Matchup: South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

College Football Betting Lines

South Carolina Gamecocks +2.5

Notre Dame Fighting Irish -2.5

Total: 51.5

Gator Bowl Preview

The focus for Notre Dame will be on the quarterback, as either Buchner or Angeli will be under center. Buchner started Notre Dame’s first two games before he hurt his shoulder. Buchner has had a quicker than expected recovery and is going to play in this game. Head coach Marcus Freeman said the quarterback situation continues to evolve.

"We haven’t defined what exactly the quarterback situation will be,” Freeman said to the media, "Both guys have gotten reps with the ones. Between Steve and Tyler, both have had reps with the ones.” Regardless of who plays quarterback, the Irish figure to run the ball a lot. “We have an identity and the ability to run the ball and the ability to create, as we say, easy completions. That won’t change with whoever’s at quarterback.” Freeman said to the media, That’s our identity .... We have to be able to run the ball. And we have to be able to take advantage of the things that defenses are giving us in the passing game. Those will be the things we ask Tyler to do.”

Notre Dame will also be missing Mayer and Foskey and they will be tough to replace. “As I've told our coaches and some of our players, you're not replacing Michael Mayer's production and Isaiah Foskey's production with one person,” said Freeman to the media, “Those guys are going to be future NFL Draft picks. There are some of the best that have done it here at Notre Dame. But you replace their production through different ways, through multiple people, through schematic changes that you make.”

Notre Dame averaged 30.7 points per game this season and averaged 382.7 yards per contest. They gave up just 21.8 points and allowed 326.8 yards per contest. Audric Estime led the team with 825 rushing yards, Drew Pyne threw for 2,021 yards, while Michael Mayer led the team with 809 receiving yards.

South Carolina averaged 31.7 points per game and averaged 380.9 yards per game, while they gave up 27.5 points and allowed 392.3 yards per game. Marshawn Lloyd led the team with 572 rushing yards, Spencer Rattler threw for 2,765 yards, while Antwane Wells Jr. led the team with 898 receiving yards.

Gator Bowl Prediction

The Irish may have had an edge over South Carolina if they had all of their players for this game, but they don’t and that fact alone should give the Gamecocks the advantage.

Gator Bowl Format

Although it has never been a top-tier bowl, the Gator Bowl has a long tradition of great teams and games. Currently, the Gator Bowl has conference tie-ins with the ACC, SEC, and Big Ten, and TaxSlayer has been the title sponsor since 2012.

The Gator Bowl was held at Gator Bowl Stadium every year from 1946 through 1993. After a year at the University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, it returned to the refurbished TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, in 1995.

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Gator Bowl Past Results

2021 (Dec) Wake Forest Rutgers 38-10
2021 (Jan) Kentucky North Carolina State 23-21
2020 Tennessee Indiana 23-22
2018 Texas A&M North Carolina State 52-13
2017 Mississippi State Louisville 31-27
2016 Georgia Tech Kentucky 33-18
2016 Georgia Penn State 24-17
2015 Tennessee Iowa 45-28
2014 Nebraska Georgia 24-19
2013 Northwestern Mississippi State 34-20
2012 Florida Ohio State 24-17
2011 Mississippi State Michigan 52-14
2010 Florida State West Virginia 33-21
2009 Nebraska Clemson 26-21
2008 Texas Tech Virginia 31-28
2007 West Virginia Georgia Tech 38-35
2006 Virginia Tech Louisville 35-24
2005 Florida State West Virginia 30-18
2004 Maryland West Virginia 41-7
2003 North Carolina State Notre Dame 28-6
2002 Florida State Virginia Tech 30-17
2001 Virginia Tech Clemson 41-20
2000 Virginia Tech Clemson 28-13

The Gator Bowl in 2021 was closer than the final score indicated, as Wake Forest led 20-10 at the half and 23-10 after three quarters. A couple of late scores by the Demon Deacons made it looks worse for Rutgers than it actually was.

Most All-Time Wins

7 Florida 1952, 1960, 1962, 1969, 1983, 1992, 2012
6 Florida State 1964, 1982, 1985, 2001, 2004, 2009
5 North Carolina 1963, 1979, 1981, 1996, 1997
4 Auburn 1954, 1970, 1972, 1974
4 Clemson 1948, 1978, 1986, 1989
4 Georgia Tech 1956, 1965, 1998, 2016
4 Tennessee 1957, 1966, 1994, 2014
3 Georgia 1971, 1988, 2015
3 Maryland 1949, 1975, 2003
3 Texas Tech 1953, 1973, 2007

Appropriately enough, the Florida Gators have the most wins at the Gator Bowl with a total of seven. The Gators are tied with the Clemson Tigers for the most appearances in the Gator Bowl with nine. Georgia Tech has been to this bowl game eight times, but Florida State has been the most successful team on this stage with a 6-0-1 record for the Seminoles in Jacksonville.

2022-23 College Football Bowl Games

Dec. 16 Bahamas Bowl 11:30 AM / ESPN Miami (Ohio) vs. UAB
Dec. 16 Cure Bowl 3:00 PM / ESPN Troy vs. UTSA
Dec. 17 Fenway Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN Cincinnati vs. Louisville
Dec. 17 Celebration Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Jackson State vs. North Carolina Central
Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN BYU vs. SMU
Dec. 17 LA Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Fresno State vs. Washington State
Dec. 17 Lendingtree Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN Southern Miss vs. Rice
Dec. 17 Las Vegas Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Florida vs. Oregon State
Dec. 17 Frisco Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN Boise State vs. North Texas
Dec. 19 Myrtle Beach Bowl 2:30 PM / ESPN UConn vs. Marshall
Dec. 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan
Dec. 20 Boca Raton Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Toledo vs. Liberty
Dec. 21 New Orleans Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN South Alabama vs. Western Kentucky
Dec. 22 Armed Forces Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Air Force vs. Baylor
Dec. 23 Independence Bowl 3:00 PM / ESPN Houston vs. Louisiana
Dec. 23 Gasparilla Bowl 6:30 PM / ESPN Missouri vs. Wake Forest
Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN Middle Tennessee vs. San Diego State
Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl 2:30 PM / ESPN New Mexico State vs. Bowling Green
Dec. 27 Camellia Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo
Dec. 27 First Responder Bowl 3:15 PM / ESPN Utah State vs. Memphis
Dec. 27 Birmingham Bowl 6:45 PM / ESPN East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina
Dec. 27 Guaranteed Rate Bowl 10:15 PM / ESPN Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma State
Dec. 28 Military Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Duke vs. UCF
Dec. 28 Liberty Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Arkansas vs. Kansas
Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl 8:00 PM / FOX Oregon vs. North Carolina
Dec. 28 Texas Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss
Dec. 29 Pinstripe Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Syracuse vs. Minnesota
Dec. 29 Cheez-It Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Florida State vs. Oklahoma
Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Washington vs. Texas
Dec. 30 Duke's Mayo Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Maryland vs. NC State
Dec. 30 Sun Bowl 2:00 PM / CBS Pitt vs. UCLA
Dec. 30 Gator Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Notre Dame vs. South Carolina
Dec. 30 Arizona Bowl 4:30 PM (Barstool) Ohio vs. Wyoming
Dec. 30 Orange Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN Clemson vs. Tennessee
Dec. 31 Music City Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Kentucky vs. Iowa
Dec. 31 Sugar Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Alabama vs. Kansas State
Dec. 31 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl 4:00 PM / ESPN No. 1 Georgia vs. No 4. Ohio State
Dec. 31 VRBO Fiesta Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 TCU
Jan. 2 ReliaQuest Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN2 Illinois vs. Mississippi State
Jan. 2 Cotton Bowl 1:00 PM / ESPN USC vs. Tulane
Jan. 2 Citrus Bowl 1:00 PM / ABC LSU vs. Purdue
Jan. 2 Rose Bowl 5:00 PM / ESPN Penn State vs. Utah
Jan. 9 CFP National Championship Game TBD / ESPN CFP Semifinals Winners

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