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    Jo’Quavious Marks will lead the Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-1) into their battle versus the South Carolina Gamecocks (1-2) at Williams-Brice Stadium, on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET.

    The Bulldogs are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+6.5), against the Gamecocks (with an over/under of 48.5 points).

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    Game Info for South Carolina vs. Mississippi State

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: SEC Network
    • Location: Columbia, South Carolina
    • Stadium: Williams-Brice Stadium
    South Carolina vs Mississippi State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    South Carolina -6.5 -111 -109 48.5 -110 -110 -253 +205

    South Carolina Pick Insights

    • South Carolina has covered the spread twice in three games this season.
    • South Carolina is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when favored by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • In South Carolina’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    South Carolina Stats & Insights

    • South Carolina ranks 54th in total offense (410.3 yards per game) and 105th in total defense (406 yards allowed per game) this year.
    • South Carolina is averaging 26 points per game on offense this year (82nd in the FBS), and is allowing 25.3 points per game (81st) on the other side of the ball.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, South Carolina has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking eighth-best in the FBS by compiling 357.3 per game. The Gamecocks rank 103rd on defense (260.3 passing yards allowed per game).
    • While South Carolina’s run defense ranks 86th with 145.7 rushing yards allowed per game, the offense has been less successful, ranking fifth-worst (53 rushing yards per game).
    • South Carolina is putting up a 42.9% third-down conversion rate on offense, which ranks them 62nd in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 98th, surrendering a 44.2% third-down percentage.
    • South Carolina ranks 59th in college football with an even turnover margin after forcing 3 turnovers (82nd in the FBS) and committing three (32nd in the FBS).

    South Carolina’s Best Players

    • Spencer Rattler has compiled 954 yards (318 ypg) on 77-of-108 passing with four touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season.
    • Dakereon Joyner has racked up 75 yards on 28 carries while finding the end zone three times as a runner. He’s also caught 10 passes for 65 yards (21.7 per game).
    • Mario Anderson has been handed the ball eight times this year and racked up 41 yards (13.7 per game).
    • Xavier Legette’s team-leading 367 yards as a receiver have come on 22 catches (out of 27 targets) with one touchdown.
    • Eddie Lewis has hauled in seven receptions totaling 112 yards so far this campaign.
    • O’Mega Blake has been the target of eight passes and compiled six grabs for 93 yards, an average of 31 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone one time through the air this season.
    • T.J. Sanders has racked up two sacks to pace the team, while also recording four TFL and 13 tackles.
    • South Carolina’s top-tackler, Debo Williams, has 26 tackles and two TFL this year.
    • Xzavier McLeod has a team-leading one interception to go along with one pass defended.

    Mississippi State Betting Insights

    • Mississippi State is 1-2-0 against the spread this year.
    • Mississippi State has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 6.5 points or more this season (0-1).
    • In Mississippi State’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    Mississippi State Pick Insights

    • Mississippi State ranks 97th with 344.3 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 100th with 389.7 total yards given up per game on defense.
    • In terms of points scored Mississippi State ranks 61st in the FBS (31 points per game), and it is 75th on defense (24 points allowed per contest).
    • Mississippi State has struggled on both offense and defense in terms of passing this season, ranking 17th-worst in passing yards (165.3 per game) and 19th-worst in passing yards surrendered (277.3 per game).
    • Mississippi State is accumulating 179 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (48th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 112.3 rushing yards per game (49th-ranked) on defense.
    • Mississippi State’s third-down offense has been bottom-25 this season, generating a 31.4% third-down percentage, which ranks 15th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 81st with a 40.9% third-down rate surrendered.
    • Mississippi State has accumulated six forced turnovers this season and have turned it over one time, resulting in a +5 turnover margin, which ranks seventh-best in the FBS.

    Mississippi State’s Best Players

    • Will Rogers has put up 492 passing yards, or 164 per game, so far this season. He has completed 59.5% of his passes and has tossed five touchdowns with zero interceptions.
    • Marks has carried the ball 51 times for a team-high 325 yards (108.3 per game) with three touchdowns. He also leads the team through the air, as his nine receptions this season are good for 90 yards.
    • Michael Wright has taken seven carries and totaled 97 yards.
    • Lideatrick Griffin has racked up 132 receiving yards on 13 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring two touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Creed Whittemore’s five targets have resulted in four catches for 59 yards and one touchdown.
    • Nathaniel Watson leads the team with two sacks, and also has one TFL, 21 tackles, and one interception.
    • Jett Johnson has 21 tackles, two TFL, two sacks, and two interceptions, and leads the team in both tackles and interceptions.
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