North Carolina vs South Carolina: Duke’s Mayo Bowl Prediction, Game Preview

North Carolina vs South Carolina: Duke’s Mayo Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might or might not win.

North Carolina vs South Carolina: Duke’s Mayo Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch 


North Carolina vs South Carolina: Duke’s Mayo Bowl How To Watch

Date: Thursday, December 30
Game Time: 11:30 am ET
Venue: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
How To Watch: ESPN, Live stream on ESPN+
Records: North Carolina (6-6), South Carolina (6-6)

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North Carolina vs South Carolina Duke’s Mayo Bowl Preview

6-6 is in the eye of the beholder.

North Carolina came in to the season thinking ACC Championship, but instead it’s here after not stringing together back-to-back wins since mid-September.

It’s a maddeningly inconsistent Tar Heel team with way too many strange early season losses. The ground game picked it up late in the year – the Tar Heels led the ACC in rushing offense – but it wasn’t enough agains the good teams on the back half of the schedule.

The offensive line is shaky – there’s NO pass protection – and there were way too many penalties overall, but the team should catch a break against a Gamecock team with a questionable offense and with massive third down problems on both sides of the ball.

North Carolina might have been disappointed with its season, but 6-6 was a great run for South Carolina in head coach Shane Beamer’s first year.

The Gamecocks pulled off stunning wins over Florida and Auburn – overcoming an attack that didn’t get more than 250 yards in three of its last give games – thanks to a defense that forces a slew of takeaways and with just enough of a rushing attack to get by.

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SEC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, How To Watch: Week 13

SEC Schedule, Game Previews, Predictions for Week 13, highlighted by Ole Miss at Mississippi State, Alabama at Auburn, Texas A&M at LSU

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Thursday, November 25

SEC Results So Far
SU: 79-25, ATS: 59-44-1, Point Total: 52-49-1

Ole Miss at Mississippi State

7:30, ESPN
Line: Mississippi State -1.5, o/u: 62

Friday, November 26

Missouri at Arkansas

3:30, CBS
Line: Arkansas -14.5, o/u: 62.5

Saturday, November 27

Georgia at Georgia Tech

12:00, ABC
Line: Georgia -35, o/u: 54.5

Florida State at Florida

12:00, ESPN
Line: Florida -2.5, o/u: 59

Alabama at Auburn

3:30, CBS
Line: Alabama -19.5, o/u: 55.5

Vanderbilt at Tennessee

3:45, SEC Network
Line: Tennessee -32, o/u: 63

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Texas A&M at LSU

7:00, ESPN
Line: Texas A&M -6.5, o/u: 45.5

Kentucky at Louisville

7:30, ESPN2
Line: Louisville -3, o/u: 57

Clemson at South Carolina

7:30, SEC Network
Line: Clemson -11.5, o/u: 42.5

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Clemson at South Carolina Prediction, Game Preview

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Clemson at South Carolina prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 27


Clemson at South Carolina How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 27
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC
How To Watch: SEC Network
Record: Clemson (8-3), South Carolina (6-5)
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Why Clemson Will Win

Very, very, very, very quietly, Clemson is in the mix for yet another ACC Championship – not that this game matters for that – and a double-digit win season.

Not bad considering what a disaster this year has supposedly been.

Remember, this is the only team to play Georgia tough, it took overtime for NC State to pull off the win at home, and the 27-17 win by Pitt that was hardly anything bad was the worst loss by the program in the regular season since 2014.

And now the offense is starting to work.

After clunker game after clunker game, the Tigers have scored 30 or more in each of the last four games – okay, so the final points against Florida State were just wrong, but it was 30 on the scoreboard.

The running game is starting to rumble, the passing attack has gone over 200 yards in each of the last three games, and …

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Why South Carolina Will Win

Louisville, UConn, and Wake Forest. When it comes to defenses, the last three Clemson went against are a whole lot of whoopdedoo.

South Carolina might not have a killer D, but it takes away the ball with 23 forced turnovers on the year, and the secondary is third in the SEC in fewest yards allowed. It’s the offensive side, though, that has to come through.

Clemson is No. 1 in the ACC in total defense allowing 318 yards per game. South Carolina is 5-1 this season with coming up with more than 318.

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What’s Going To Happen

So here’s the Clemson ACC Championship game scenario …

The Tigers already baked their ACC cake with a 6-2 record. They need Wake Forest to lose to Boston College on Saturday morning, and they need North Carolina to beat NC State on Friday. They’re going to go into this game knowing whether or not they’re the Coastal champion or not.

Will that matter in the rivalry game that skipped last year and now appears to be competitive again? Nah, but if there’s no game to play for next week, it’s possible things are coached up a wee bit differently personnel-wise …

Again, nah. Clemson wants to beat South Carolina no matter what. However, this Gamecock team is good enough to pull it off if it can get the offense going early.

It’ll be a close, low-scoring four-quarter battle with the Clemson D getting one final stop to survive.

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Clemson vs South Carolina Prediction, Lines

Clemson 23, South Carolina 20
Line: Clemson -11.5, o/u: 42.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3

Must See Rating: 4

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SEC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, How To Watch: Week 12

SEC Schedule, Game Previews, Predictions for Week 12, highlighted by Arkansas at Alabama, Florida at Missouri, and Auburn at South Carolina

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SEC Results So Far
SU: 70-24, ATS: 54-39-1, Point Total: 49-42-1

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Saturday, November 20

Charleston Southern at Georgia

12:00, ESPN+/SEC Network
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
 

Prairie View A&M at Texas A&M

12:00, ESPN+/SEC Network
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
 

New Mexico State at Kentucky

12:00, SEC Network
Line: Kentucky -36, o/u: 60
 

Tennessee State at Mississippi State

12:00, ESPN+/SEC Network
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
 

Arkansas at Alabama

3:30, CBS
Line: Alabama -21, o/u: 57.5
 

Florida at Missouri

4:00, SEC Network
Line: Florida -8.5, o/u: 69.5

Auburn at South Carolina

7:00, ESPN
Line: Auburn -7.5, o/u: 44.5

South Alabama at Tennessee

7:30, ESPNU
Line: Tennessee -28, o/u: 62

Vanderbilt at Ole Miss

7:30, SEC Network
Line: Ole Miss -36, o/u: 64.5

ULM at LSU

9:00, ESPN2
Line: LSU -29, o/u: 58.5

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Auburn vs South Carolina prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 20


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Date: Saturday, November 20
Game Time: 7-00 ET
Venue: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC
How To Watch: ESPN
Record: Auburn (6-4), South Carolina (5-5)
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Why Auburn Will Win

And there’s the South Carolina offense going back to being the South Carolina offense.

It actually hasn’t been all that bad throughout the season, but the running game failed to do much of anything before ripping up Florida for close to 300 yards. Last week against Missouri’s awful defense? 57.

Which Auburn defense will show up? If it’s the one that decided to leave last week’s Mississippi State game early and couldn’t seem to so much right against Arkansas or Georgia, there’s a problem. If it’s the one that’s solid at getting into the backfield and can stuff the run, everything will be fine.

But …

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Why South Carolina Will Win

Is TJ Finley ready for his big moment?

Auburn QB Bo Nix is out for the rest of the regular season with a foot injury, and now the offense has to perk up despite the loss of its growing star. Finley is hardly new to the SEC spotlight, but he’ll have to avoid mistakes against a South Carolina defense that’s great at taking the ball away.

The Gamecocks come up with lots and lots of picks.

Auburn doesn’t care much about the time of possession battle and the Gamecocks need to grind it out, get the ground game going, and make Finley for throws.

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What’s Going To Happen

Finley will be more than fine.

The massive 6-7, 250-pound bomber won’t be asked to win the game all bit himself, but he already proved this year that he could step in and come through, saving the day in the Georgia State thriller.

Last year against South Carolina, he completed 17-of-21 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns with a pick … when he played for LSU.

He won’t do that, but he’ll overcome a few picks to keep things moving, and the running game and defense will take it from there.

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Auburn vs South Carolina Prediction, Lines

Auburn 34, South Carolina 20
Line: Auburn -7.5, o/u: 44.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5

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SEC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, How To Watch: Week 11

SEC Schedule, Game Previews, Predictions for Week 11. Mississippi State at Auburn, New Mexico State at Alabama, Samford at Florida, Georgia at Tennessee, South Carolina at Missouri, Kentucky at Vanderbilt, Texas A&M at Ole Miss, Arkansas at LSU

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SEC Results So Far
SU: 60-19, ATS: 45-33-1, Point Total: 42-34-1
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Saturday, November 13

Mississippi State at Auburn

12:00, ESPN
Line: Auburn -5.5, o/u: 50

New Mexico State at Alabama

12:00, SEC Network
Line: Alabama -52, o/u: 67.5

Samford at Florida

12:00, ESPN+/SEC Network
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING

Georgia at Tennessee

3:30, CBS
Line: Georgia -20.5, o/u: 56

South Carolina at Missouri

4:00, SEC Network
Line: South Carolina -1, o/u: 55

Kentucky at Vanderbilt

7:00, ESPN2
Line: Kentucky -21, o/u: 52.5

Texas A&M at Ole Miss

7:00, ESPN2
Line: Texas A&M -2.5, o/u: 55.5

Arkansas at LSU

7:30, SEC Network
Line: Arkansas -2.5, o/u: 59

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South Carolina vs Missouri Prediction, Game Preview

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South Carolina vs Missouri prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 13


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Date: Saturday, November 13
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Columbia, MO
How To Watch: SEC Network
Record: South Carolina (5-4), Missouri (4-5)
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South Carolina vs Missouri Game Preview


Why South Carolina Will Win

So what did South Carolina do that was so right against Florida in the stunning 40-17 win?

Hey, running game, welcome to the 2021 season.

The Gamecocks had the talent in the backfield from the start, but it hasn’t been able to get going on a regular basis without more than 153 rushing yards against any FBS team.

Kevin Harris looked like his 2020 self with 128 yards against the Gators, ZaQuandre White took off for 111 yards, and the O went for close to 300 yards in a dominant performance.

The Florida defensive front is a brick wall compared to Missouri’s line.

It’s a bit of an upset that Georgia only ran for 168 yards in its 43-6 win over Mizzou last week, but South Carolina isn’t going to get away from what it wants to do. Run, run, run some more against the nation’s second-worst defense.

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Why Missouri Will Win

That South Carolina offensive performance against Florida wasn’t normal.

The attack really didn’t run all that well all year, there are too many turnovers, and there’s a massive problem on third downs.

No, Missouri’s defense can’t hold up against anything, but the offense can move the chains a bit – at least when it’s not going against Georgia – and the D can force a few takeaways.

The South Carolina run defense has had its issues at times – Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Kentucky all ran without a problem – and this week it has to deal with Tyler Badie. He wasn’t used much against Georgia, but he ran for over 200 yards in two of the three games before that and he should be ready to roll after running just nine times against the Bulldogs. It’ll be up to him to take over the game because …

What’s Going To Happen

Missouri QB Connor Bazelak is still banged up. He missed the Georgia game, but he practiced this week and might have a shot at playing – don’t count on him quite yet. Even so, Missouri should be able to run well and keep the offense moving.

It won’t be enough.

South Carolina will keep the mojo going from the Florida win by running on the porous Tiger D on the way to a sixth win and bowl eligibility.

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South Carolina vs Missouri Prediction, Lines

South Carolina 34, Missouri 30
Line: South Carolina -1, o/u: 55
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5

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SEC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, How To Watch: Week 10

SEC Schedule, Game Previews, Predictions for Week 10: Florida at South Carolina, LSU at Alabama, Mississippi State at Arkansas, Auburn at Texas A&M, Liberty at Ole Miss, Missouri at Georgia

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SEC Results So Far
SU: 60-19, ATS: 45-33-1, Point Total: 42-34-1

College Football Expert Picks, CFN Week 10

Missouri at Georgia

12:00 ESPN
Line: Georgia -38, o/u: 58.5

Liberty at Ole Miss

12:00, SEC Network
Line: Ole Miss -9, o/u: 67.5

Auburn at Texas A&M

3:30, CBS
Line: Texas A&M -4.5, o/u: 50

Mississippi State at Arkansas

4:00, SEC Network
Line: Arkanas -5, o/u: 55.5

LSU at Alabama

7:00, ESPN
Line: Alabama -29, o/u: 66

Tennessee at Kentucky

7:00, ESPN2
Line: Kentucky -2, o/u: 57

Florida at South Carolina

7:30, SEC Network
Line: Florida -18, o/u: 52.5

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Florida vs South Carolina Prediction, Game Preview

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Florida vs South Carolina prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 6


Florida vs South Carolina How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 6
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC
How To Watch: SEC Network
Record: Florida (4-4), South Carolina (4-4)
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Florida vs South Carolina Game Preview


Why Florida Will Win

The Florida run defense should get a bit of a break.

The Gators were blasted by an LSU running game that’s done absolutely nothing against anyone else.

Georgia was also able to pound away, and while there haven’t been that many issues overall for the Florida run D, the five rushing touchdowns allowed in the last two games haven’t been a plus.

South Carolina has a terrific group of running backs that just can’t get going.

There are plenty of positives in Shane Beamer’s first year, but getting the ground attack going has been an issue – it failed to get to 100 yards in five of the last seven games.

On the flip side, South Carolina’s defensive front has allowed 230 rushing yards or more in three of the last five games and is 0-4 when giving up at least 184 yards.

Florida averages 243 rushing yards a game.

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Why South Carolina Will Win

Just how busted up and demoralized is Florida?

Everyone is saying all of the right things, but the Gators are 4-4 – just like South Carolina.

Florida has lost three of its last four games and four of the last six, and the last thing it can afford in a game like this is an unfocused effort considering their massive turnover issues.

There’s been at least one in every game, but the problem was manageable. Over the last three games, though, the two to Vanderbilt didn’t matter, the four against LSU were a killer, and the three against Georgia made a bad situation worse.

South Carolina also has a massive giveaway problem, but the D has been great this year – at least it was great over the first part of the season – at taking the ball away.

Being a +2 in this would make it interesting.

What’s Going To Happen

South Carolina just doesn’t have the guys to get this done. The want-to is there, and the four wins so far have been great, but the best win so far was against … Troy? East Carolina?

The Gamecocks will come up with the takeaways and keep this from getting out of hand early, but the Gators will sharpen up, get the O going, and will go on two good second half scoring drives to take over the tempo of the game.

Florida vs South Carolina Prediction, Lines

Florida 38, South Carolina 16
Line: Florida -18, o/u: 52.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3

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SEC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, How To Watch: Week 9

SEC Schedule, Game Previews, Predictions for Week 9. Florida vs Georgia, Ole Miss at Auburn, Missouri at Vanderbilt, and Kentucky at Mississippi State how to watch, lines, and why each team will – or won’t – win.

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SEC Results So Far
SU: 57-18, ATS: 42-32-1, Point Total: 39-33-1

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Saturday, October 30

Missouri at Vanderbilt

3:00, SEC Network
Line: Missouri -16, o/u: 64

Georgia vs. Florida

3:30, CBS
Line: Georgia -14, o/u: 51

Kentucky at Mississippi State

7:00, SEC Network
Line: Kentucky -1.5, o/u: 47

Ole Miss at Auburn

7:00, ESPN
Line: Auburn -2.5, o/u: 66

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