The South Carolina Gamecocks will take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. South Carolina is 4-5 overall and 3-2 at home, while Appalachian State is 7-1 overall and 3-0 on the road. It’s the 10th time the two programs have gone head-to-head, but it’s the first meeting since 1988. The Mountaineers are 5-3 against the spread in Eli Drinkwitz’s first season as head coach, while the Gamecocks are 5-4 against the spread in Will Muschamp’s fourth season at the helm. The Gamecocks are favored by six points in the latest South Carolina vs. Appalachian State odds, while the over-under is set at 51. Before entering any Appalachian State vs. South Carolina picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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South Carolina ran circles around Vanderbilt last week, and the extra yardage (440 yards vs. 186 yards) paid off in the 24-7 victory. South Carolina’s success was spearheaded by the efforts of quarterback Ryan Hilinski, who passed for 235 yards and two touchdowns on 31 attempts, and wide receiver Bryan Edwards, who caught 14 passes for 139 yards and one touchdown.
Meanwhile, Appalachian State fell 24-21 to Georgia Southern. A silver lining for the Mountaineers was the play of quarterback Zac Thomas, who passed for 271 yards and three touchdowns on 51 attempts. Thomas has been effective throughout the season, with 1,566 passing yards and 14 touchdowns against three interceptions while also adding 303 yards and four more scores on the ground. However, it’s clear that Appalachian State’s desire is to spread its opponents in order to create running lanes for Darrynton Evans, who has 798 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns on the season.
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