South Carolina Gamecocks College Football Betting
The 2023 season has not lived up to the expectations of South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Shane Beamer. The Gamecocks lost six of their first eight games and were written off for dead. But three wins later, USC is in position to clinch a bowl berth with a win on Saturday night. Now comes the chance to end what was a bad season on the best possible note with a home win over the hated Clemson Tigers.
College Football Betting Lines
Clemson Tigers -7.5
South Carolina Gamecocks +7.5
South Carolina Gamecocks Weekly Matchup
On Saturday, November 25, 2023, the Clemson Tigers of the ACC will face the South Carolina Gamecocks of the SEC at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC. Kickoff time is 7:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on SEC Network.
Last game, the Clemson Tigers won 31-20 against the North Carolina Tar Heels as 8.5-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 59.5. Clemson has a record of 7-4 straight up, 5-6 against the spread, and 5-6 over/under the total. Clemson ranks 49th for total offense, 56th for passing, 44th for rushing and 47th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 10th overall, 8th against the pass, 33rd against the rush, and 39th for points allowed. Also, Clemson ranks 133rd for fewest turnovers lost and 15th for takeaways.
South Carolina Gamecocks Weekly Recap
Last game, the South Carolina Gamecocks won 17-14 against the Kentucky Wildcats as 2.5-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 52.5. South Carolina has a record of 5-6 straight up, 6-5 against the spread, and 5-6 over/under the total.
South Carolina ranks 70th for total offense, 15th for passing, 129th for rushing and 67th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 99th overall, 118th against the pass, 53rd against the rush, and 82nd for points allowed. Also, South Carolina ranks 28th for fewest turnovers lost and 87th for takeaways.
Spencer Rattler completed 19 of 27 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns, and Xavier Legette caught nine of those passes for 94 yards as South Carolina beat Kentucky on Saturday night.
When the Gamecocks needed something after six straight drives that went nowhere, the senior quarterback found the senior receiver on 3rd-and-15 deep in their territory early in the fourth quarter to keep alive what turned out to be the winning drive.
The Gamecocks started November in a big hole, but three straight wins have left them on the cusp of a bowl bid if they can beat bitter rival Clemson next week.
The Gamecocks often maligned defense held Kentucky to 296 yards but, even more importantly, forced three turnovers and held Kentucky to its fewest points this season outside of Georgia. It's been a slog at times, but what Beamer has called “a November to remember” and a bowl bid is within reach if they can knock off Clemson. That seemed like a tall task after losing 30-17 to Texas A&M on Oct. 28 to fall to 2-6.
2023 South Carolina Gamecocks Football Schedule
||vs. North Carolina
||vs. Mississippi State
||at Texas A&M
||vs. Jacksonville State
South Carolina began playing football in 1892 and has one conference title in its history. In 1969 the Gamecocks won the ACC championship.
The Gamecocks have had moments of glory, especially under former head coach Steve Spurrier. The Old Ball Coach led USC to three consecutive 11-win seasons and a berth in the SEC championship game. But the Gamecocks have never come close to winning the SEC, let alone a national championship.
Spurrier’s 11-win season run ran from 2011 to 2013, and they finished in the top nine of the national rankings. However, the Gamecocks reverted to mediocrity in 2014 and have yet to escape their misery. USC has not finished in the national rankings in eight seasons. South Carolina has had just four winning seasons in the past eight years.
George Rogers was the only Heisman Trophy winner in USC history in 1980. Other great USC players include Steve Wadiak, Alex Hawkins, Billy Gambrell, Marcus Lattimore, Jadeveon Clowney, and Sterling Sharpe.
2023 College Football Schedule
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