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Bet on NCAAFOn Saturday afternoon, the No. 7 South Carolina Gamecocks make a short trip south to face the No. 2 Florida Gators in an SEC conference matchup. The game is scheduled to kick off at 3:30 PM ET in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, and will be televised on CBS.
South Carolina comes into this game after losing a close one to LSU, 23-21. The Gamecocks were up 14-10 after three quarters, before giving up 13 straight points to find themselves in a 23-14 hole with 5 minutes remaining. They were able to score a touchdown in the final 2 minutes to narrow the gap, but ran out of time. South Carolina suffered a 406-211 deficit in total yards, including a 258-34 deficit in rushing yards. LSU held onto the ball for 13 more minutes than the Gamecocks. QB Connor Shaw is 60-of-83 in his last 4 games.
Florida moved up from No. 4 to No. 2 with a 31-17 win over Vanderbilt. While the Commodores held a 237-77 edge in passing yards, the Gators held a 326-126 edge in rushing yards. Florida QB Jeff Driskel ran for 177 yards and 3 touchdowns, breaking the school record of 166 yards set by Tim Tebow in 2007. Driskel's three touchdowns included runs of 37, 13, and 70 yards. In Week 6, the Gators defense gave up only 8 touchdowns to LSU, while they gave up 23 to Vanderbilt.
The favorite is 10-2 ATS lately in South Carolina games. The Gamecocks are 8-1 ATS lately, and 3-0 ATS in this series. The Gators are 4-0 ATS recently, and 4-0 ATS against SEC opponents.
The Gamecocks have gone on runs in this series of 11-0 SU, then 0-4, but have won the last 2 meetings. They covered the last two matchups with the Gators by 28 ½ and 2 points.
For this Saturday's game, the Gators are 3 point home favorites from BetRoyal.com sportsbook. The over/under is set at 42 points.
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