South Carolina vs North Carolina Predictions
It’s “Back to the Future” at UNC with Mack Brown in his second go-around in Chapel Hill after being the head man from 1988-97. But with precious little seasoning at QB and new systems on both sides of the ball, compelled to lay a TD with USC itching to lay a hurtin’ on the ACC after painful 28-0 whitewash by Virginia in LY’s Belk Bowl. Gamecocks’ productive QB Jake Bentley repeatedly works play-action to stellar WR duo of Edwards & Shi Smith (combined 100 catches LY), with darting RB Rico Dowdle (654 YR, 5.3 ypc) & Clemson transfer Tavien Feaster finding open space vs. the Tar Heels’ porous rush D (219 ypg & 5 ypc LY). SC’s 4th-year mentor Muschamp says it’s the most talented/experienced front 7 in his tenure in Columbia. UNC a combined -12 in TO margin L2Ys. (at Charlotte, NC) (analysis provided by The Gold Sheet)
Direct from Las Vegas, Kelly Stewart, Marco D’Angelo and Bryan Leonard look at the Vegas odds and give their college football expert picks and predictions on the matchup between South Carolina Gamecocks vs North Carolina Tar Heels. Current Vegas college football odds have South Carolina favored by 9.5 over North Carolina (updated South Carolina Gamecocks vs North Carolina Tar Heels College Football Odds from Vegas).
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