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    Star player Jo’Quavious Marks and the Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-1) face the South Carolina Gamecocks (1-2) on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET, at Williams-Brice Stadium.

    The Bulldogs are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+6), against the Gamecocks (with an over/under of 47 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 -110 -110 47 -109 -111 -230 +187

    South Carolina Pick Insights

    • South Carolina is 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 6-point favorites this season, South Carolina is 1-0 against the spread.
    • Out of South Carolina’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    South Carolina Stats & Insights

    • South Carolina is averaging 410.3 yards per game offensively this year (54th in the FBS), and are giving up 406 yards per game (105th) on defense.
    • South Carolina is putting up 26 points per game on offense, which ranks them 82nd in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 81st, allowing 25.3 points per contest.
    • South Carolina owns the 103rd-ranked defense this year in terms of passing yards (260.3 allowed per game), and has been more effective offensively, ranking eighth-best with 357.3 passing yards per game.
    • South Carolina ranks fifth-worst in rushing offense (53 rushing yards per game), but has played better on defense, ranking 86th with 145.7 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • South Carolina ranks 62nd in third-down efficiency (42.9%) on offense and 97th in third-down conversion rate allowed (44.2%) on defense this season.
    • South Carolina has the 59th-ranked turnover margin in college football at even, forcing three turnovers (82nd in the FBS) while turning it over three times (32nd in the FBS).

    South Carolina’s Best Players

    • Spencer Rattler has racked up 954 yards (318 ypg) on 77-of-108 passing with four touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Dakereon Joyner, has carried the ball 28 times for 75 yards (25 per game), scoring three times. He’s also caught 10 passes for 65 yards.
    • Mario Anderson has collected 41 yards on eight carries.
    • 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’s six grabs have turned into 93 yards and one touchdown.
    • T.J. Sanders has two sacks to lead the team, and also has four TFL and 13 tackles.
    • Debo Williams is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s racked up 26 tackles and two TFL.
    • Xzavier McLeod has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has one pass defended to his name.

    Mississippi State Betting Insights

    • Mississippi State has covered the spread once in three games this season.
    • Mississippi State is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 6 points or greater this season.
    • In Mississippi State’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    Mississippi State Pick Insights

    • Mississippi State is putting up 344.3 total yards per contest on offense this season (97th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 389.7 total yards per contest (100th-ranked).
    • In terms of points scored Mississippi State ranks 61st in the FBS (31 points per game), and it is 76th defensively (24 points allowed per game).
    • In terms of passing, this season has been tough for Mississippi State on both offense and defense, as it is compiling just 165.3 passing yards per contest (17th-worst) and ceding 277.3 passing yards per game (19th-worst).
    • Mississippi State is posting 179 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (48th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 112.3 rushing yards per game (49th-ranked) on defense.
    • Mississippi State ranks 15th-worst in third-down conversion rate (31.4%), but it has been better on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 81st in the FBS with a 40.9% third-down rate allowed.
    • Mississippi State has fared really well in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of +5 ranks sixth-best in the FBS, with six forced turnovers (25th in the nation) and one turnover committed (third in the nation).

    Mississippi State’s Best Players

    • Will Rogers leads Mississippi State with 492 yards on 44-of-74 passing with five touchdowns compared to zero interceptions this season.
    • Marks’ team-high 325 rushing yards have come on 51 carries, with three touchdowns. He also leads the team with 90 receiving yards (30 per game) on nine catches.
    • Michael Wright has run for 97 yards across seven carries.
    • Lideatrick Griffin leads his squad with 132 receiving yards on 13 receptions with two touchdowns.
    • Creed Whittemore’s four grabs (on five targets) have netted him 59 yards (19.7 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Jett Johnson has two sacks to pace the team, and also has two TFL, 21 tackles, and two interceptions.
    • Nathaniel Watson is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s collected 21 tackles, one TFL, two sacks, and one interception.
    • Johnson leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording 21 tackles, two TFL, two sacks, and two passes defended.
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