College Football Betting: Florida at South Carolina

College Football Betting:  Florida at South Carolina

Steve Spurrier gets another crack at his old team as the Florida Gators travel to Columbia to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks have had an up and down season full of injuries and countless other issues but have managed to go 7-2 SU though they’re a disappointing 4-5 against the spread. The real story this season has been Florida and not in a good way–the Gators are way down from recent years to the point that bowl eligibility is in doubt. Also in doubt is the future of Gators’ coach Will Muschamp. At this point the powers that be in Gainesville are insisting that he has their full support but that may change should Florida finish with a losing record. The Gators have finished .500 or better every year since 1979 and the fact that the team has been hit hard by injuries might not be enough to save Muschamp’s job.

South Carolina has managed to deal with a spate of injuries this season and have managed to play well despite them. Their only losses are both on the road–at Georgia before they were decimated by injuries and at Tennessee. The Gamecocks have been double tough at home of late with 15 straight wins at Williams-Brice Stadium. They’re also on a 17-11 ATS run at home. Florida is in bad shape and nowhere is the injury situation more dire than at QB where starter Jeff Driskel is out for the season and his backup Tyler Murphy is out for this game. Also MIA is a laundry list of linemen which make the lack of depth at quarterback all the more problematic. That leaves the quarterbacking duties to redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg–the last scholarship quarterback on the roster.

Gamecocks have revenge for a blowout loss at Gainesville last year and even though they’ve had more success against the Gators of late beating them is still a big deal for the team, even at home where Florida has won 8 of the last 10 meetings. Hesitant to lay almost two TDs with the Gamecocks so we’ll play them through the total–they can score points in buckets and could go ‘Over’ this low total on their own.