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Georgia vs. South Carolina 11/28/2020 College Football Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Georgia visits South Carolina on 11/28/2020 at 7:30PM.

Georgia and South Carolina face off in an important game for both teams as every game in this shortened season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Georgia has a record of 5-2 this season. South Carolina is 2-6 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Georgia Team Defense Preview

Georgia has had 79 total defensive drives this season and they yield 5.51 plays per drive. There is not much to take away here when it comes to how many plays per drive opponents run, but they are a team that falls in the average window when it comes to plays per drive. Opponents face third and long situations a lot against this defense. This is a defense that forces opponents to commit penalties, have compromised offensive line play, and fail to convert on crunch possessions. Passing plays make up 60.46% of their opponents’ play calls.They are a team that faces a lot of Air Raid Offenses.

This is a pushover defense. There is not enough push from the Defensive Line and not enough imagination from the Defensive Coordinator to cause chaos in the backfield.How effective are opposing offensive lines given what we know about their ability to force negative yardage rushing plays? Georgia can take credit for holding the offensive line of their opponent to 2.83 yards per carry. Generally speaking, this is an average defense when it comes to how offensive lines control or fail to control them on the ground. When it comes to getting to that second level, running backs are getting stopped. This defense does not allow themselves to be gashed. The breakout rushing plays are simply not happening, it is a massive reach to expect this team to give up big rushing plays.

This Defense has had average success disrupting the flow of the opposing offense.. This front seven is simply unable to make an impact, something must change or else the problems will repeat. Georgia is better at stopping the run than the pass this season.

Georgia Team Offense Preview

Georgia has had 78 total drives this season and they generate 5.82 plays per drive. Georgia runs a lot of plays per drive and this could wear an opposing defense down. Georgia is an average offense when it comes to staying ahead of the chains, getting into 3rd and Short scenarios, and converting on 3rd and 4th Down. Passing plays make up 49.34% of their play calls.Relatively speaking, this is a team that favors run/pass balance.

On first downs, getting ahead of the chains is crucial and running the ball well on first down can get a team there, Georgia has done a good job avoiding the negative yardage rushing plays. Based on the Adjusted Line Yards metric, which measures the amount of credit that should be ascribed to the offensive line for a rushing play, they average 3.13 yards per carry. This offensive line may be underappreciated, even though the running backs get the attention. The Georgia coaching staff really deserves credit for how they prepared this offensive line, but they could be a little bit better! This is also a team that is getting to the second-level in an average fashion. Offensive line and running backs are average in this regard. The breakout rushing plays are simply not happening, it is a massive reach to expect this team to bust out big rushing plays.

Defenses have had average success disrupting the flow of the Georgia Offense. There has been a relatively good job done by this Offensive Line to prevent opposing front sevens from causing problems consistently. Georgia has shown themselves to be a better running team than passing team this season.

South Carolina Team Defense Preview

South Carolina has had 82 defensive drives in non-garbage time minutes and they yield 5.84 plays per drive. South Carolina lets opponents run a lot of plays per drive and in the Fourth Quarter, this team could be gassed. South Carolina has shown an inability to stop defenses from converting on 4th Downs and they let opponents get into manageable 3rd Down situations where an RPO may be especially deadly. Passing plays make up 49.27% of their opponents’ play calls.Opponents typically have some form of run/pass balance against them.

Defenses want to stop offenses from getting into a 3rd Down where the options are plentiful. Unfortunately, this defense is too porous to limit those choices. How effective are opposing offensive lines given what we know about their ability to force negative yardage rushing plays? South Carolina can take credit for holding the offensive line of their opponent to 3.05 yards per carry. This defense lets offensive lines have too much control over them on the ground, too much push from the opposing offensive line. This is also a team that is allowing running backs and quarterbacks to get to the second-level in an average fashion. The breakout rushing plays are simply not happening, it is a massive reach to expect this team to give up big rushing plays.

This is not a disruptive Defense and they get pushed over way too easily. Perhaps they are too vanilla with playcalling. This front seven is simply unable to make an impact, something must change or else the problems will repeat. South Carolina has shown themselves to be better at stopping the pass than the run this season.

South Carolina Team Offense Preview

South Carolina has had 84 total drives this season and they generate 5.75 plays per drive. South Carolina runs a lot of plays per drive and this could wear an opposing defense down. South Carolina is an average offense when it comes to staying ahead of the chains, getting into 3rd and Short scenarios, and converting on 3rd and 4th Down. Passing plays make up 51.55% of their play calls.Relatively speaking, this is a team that favors run/pass balance.

South Carolina is not doing anything particularly special as far as their ability to avoid negative yardage plays on the ground. How effective is the offensive line given what we know about their ability to prevent negative yards on rushing plays? More than you think, thanks to the Adjusted Line Yards metric. South Carolina can take credit for 2.9 yards per carry. Generally speaking, this is an average offensive line as far as their ability to set up the running game. This is a team that is rather above-average when it comes to gashing defenses. The threat of the run should force opposing to play more honest and assignment defensive football is a must. They are capable of busting out a long run, which is really good when the team has the ball in their own territory.

Defenses have been able to impose their will on the South Carolina Offense this season. Front sevens of opposing defenses are causing a lot of problems. South Carolina has shown themselves to be a better running team than passing team this season.

The Georgia Roster

The Players to Watch for Georgia

Stetson Bennett QB 5-11 190

This season, Stetson Bennett has put up 1167 yards and 8 touchdowns. He has thrown 6 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 129.0thus far this season. Stetson Bennett has thrown 6 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Stetson Bennett has 54.0 rushing yards, which puts him in the 65.08 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 24.0 times this season, which puts him in the 66.89 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 2.0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Zamir White RB 6-0 215

This season, Zamir White has 530 rushing yards on 108 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 7 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Zamir White picked up 32 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 5 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Kearis Jackson WR 6-0 200

This season, Kearis Jackson picked up 451 yards. He caught the ball 31 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 3 receiving touchdowns this season.

Warren Brinson DT 6-4 305

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Georgia, Warren Brinson has 2 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 0 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 25.82 percentile among Defensive Tackles. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 34.51 percentile among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0 fumbles this season.

Devonte Wyatt DL 6-3 301

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Georgia, Devonte Wyatt has 20 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 0 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 22.49 percentile among Defensive Tackles. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 31.47 percentile among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0 fumbles this season.

Lewis Cine DB 6-1 185.0

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Georgia, Lewis Cine had 33 tackles which puts him in the 89.07 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 1 tackles for loss last season, which puts him in the 75.36 percentile among Secondary position players. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, last season he was able to take them down 0 times last season. Lewis Cine as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0 passes last season, which puts him in the 39.16 percentile among returning secondary position players last season.

Jalen Kimber CB 6-0 170

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Georgia, Jalen Kimber had 2 tackles which puts him in the 17.89 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 0 tackles for loss last season, which puts him in the 35.17 percentile among Secondary position players. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, last season he was able to take them down 0 times last season. Jalen Kimber as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0 passes last season, which puts him in the 38.07 percentile among returning secondary position players last season.

The South Carolina Roster

The Players to Watch for South Carolina

Collin Hill QB 6-4 222

This season, Collin Hill has put up 1411 yards and 6 touchdowns. He has thrown 6 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 117.8thus far this season. Collin Hill has thrown 6 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Collin Hill has -66.0 rushing yards, which puts him in the 1.97 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 43.0 times this season, which puts him in the 82.3 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 4.0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Kevin Harris RB 5-10 225

This season, Kevin Harris has 875 rushing yards on 147 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 13 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Kevin Harris picked up 112 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 16 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Shi Smith WR 5-10 190

This season, Shi Smith picked up 605 yards. He caught the ball 54 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 4 receiving touchdowns this season.

Keir Thomas DL 6-2 275

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for South Carolina, Keir Thomas has 32 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 6 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 93.29 percentile among Defensive Tackles. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 3 times this season, which put him in the 91.71 percentile among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0 fumbles this season.

Jammie Robinson DB 5-11 195.0

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for South Carolina, Jammie Robinson had 59 tackles which puts him in the 98.79 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 2 tackles for loss last season, which puts him in the 88.98 percentile among Secondary position players. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, last season he was able to take them down 0 times last season. Jammie Robinson as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0 passes last season, which puts him in the 39.16 percentile among returning secondary position players last season.

Georgia vs. South Carolina Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Georgia 33 South Carolina 12

Spread Pick: No Action
Moneyline Pick: Georgia -1085 SportsInteraction
Total Pick: Under 49.5 -110 Pinnacle Sports