College Football Picks: August 29th 2013
NCAAF Teaser Bet: South Carolina -3.5 & Under 64
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This is a Free NCAAF 2-Team Teaser with the Gamecocks + UNDER.
Steve Spurrier and his Gamecocks have a lot of swagger in their step as we approach the 2013 season, and for good reason. South Carolina returns five starters on an elite defense that ranked 11th in the nation in 2012.
They will have both quarterbacks Dylan Thompson and Connor Shaw back for another season, but of all the 12 starters returning in 2013, none are more important than Jadeveon Clowney on defense.
There are few players in college football that are more highly touted than Clowney who had 13 sacks in 2012. Reports out of training camp are that expectations are even higher in 2013 (he was clocked running a 4.4-second 40-yard dash this summer).
They open the season at home, where they were 7-0 last season. They host the Tar Heels who finished in a tie for first in the ACC Coastal division.
North Carolina has to be happy with it’s first season under Larry Fedora, they finished with a record of 8-4, including some big wins against the likes of Miami, Virginia Tech and rivals N.C. State. Quarterback Bryn Renner returns after setting a single season school record with 28 touchdown passes in 2012.
This is a tough road game versus an SEC opponent though, so an upset would appear unlikely. The Gamecocks won the last meeting by a score of 21-15 at Chapel Hill back in 2007. South Carolina has taken four of the last five contests dating back to 1988.
The listed total is in the mid fifties, and by adding 7.5 points with a teaser we push it well into the sixties.
South Carolina only saw the total exceed 61 points once in 13 games last year. Their strength isn’t in putting points on the board in a hurry, but rather in controlling the clock and shutting down opponents with their elite defense.
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