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South Carolina vs. Ole Miss 11/14/2020 College Football Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The South Carolina visits Ole Miss on 11/14/2020 at 7:30PM.

South Carolina and Ole Miss 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. South Carolina has a record of 2-4 this season. Ole Miss is 2-4 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

South Carolina Team Defense Preview

South Carolina has had 58 defensive drives in non-garbage time minutes and they yield 5.76 plays per drive. South Carolina lets opponents run a lot of plays per drive and in the Fourth Quarter, this team could be gassed. Offensives should lick their lips given their inability to stop anyone, this is one of the worst defenses in the country. The Defensive Coordinator coaching search threads on South Carolina message boards are flights of fantasy. Passing plays make up 51.20% 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 3.27 yards per carry. Sorry to say this about this front seven, but the best way to make an average offensive line look good is for them to face this horrid front seven. This is a team that is getting gashed too much for the tastes of their base. Linebackers are not stopping the bleeding well enough. Opponents have shown a relatively average level of explosiveness in the running game, maybe there will be a breakout rushing play against them.

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 62 drives in non-garbage time minutes and they average 5.6 plays per drive. There is not much to take away here when it comes to how many plays per drive they run, but they are a team that falls in the average window when it comes to plays per drive. 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 52.74% of their play calls.South Carolina tends to pass more than other teams.

South Carolina is not doing anything particularly special as far as their ability to avoid negative yardage plays on the ground. 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 2.76 yards per carry. Generally speaking, this is an average offensive line as far as their ability to set up the running game. 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. 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.

Ole Miss Team Defense Preview

Ole Miss has had 59 defensive drives in non-garbage time minutes and they yield 6.17 plays per drive. The struggle is real. Ole Miss cannot find a way to get opposing offenses off the field. Three and outs are not common and if the team needs a three-and-out late in a game to get the ball back, it is just not happening.Offensives should lick their lips given their inability to stop anyone, this is one of the worst defenses in the country. The Defensive Coordinator coaching search threads on Ole Miss message boards are flights of fantasy. Passing plays make up 44.51% of their opponents’ play calls.Their opponents favor running the ball as opposed airing it out.

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.Opponent rushing yards attributed to their offensive line this season comes out to 3.53 yards per carry. Sorry to say this about this front seven, but the best way to make an average offensive line look good is for them to face this horrid front seven. Running backs should look forward to this porous defense filled with poor tacklers who take terrible angles. They are capable of giving up a long run, which is really demoralizing when the opposing team has the ball deep in their own territory.

This Defense has had average success disrupting the flow of the opposing offense.. Getting more granual into the front seven and their ability to cause trouble, they are just average in this regard. Ole Miss is better at stopping the run than the pass this season.

Ole Miss Team Offense Preview

Ole Miss has had 65 total drives this season and they generate 5.94 plays per drive. Ole Miss runs a lot of plays per drive and this could wear an opposing defense down. Ole Miss has shown a capability to be explosive on first and second down to avoid third downs and has converted well (relatively) on 3rd and 4th Down situations. Ole Miss passes the football 41.71% of the time.They favor running the ball as opposed airing it out.

Ole Miss is not doing anything particularly special as far as their ability to avoid negative yardage plays on the ground. 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 2.99 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 feature a relatively average explosiveness in the running game, maybe there will be a breakout rushing play, but it is not something to count on from them.

Defenses have had average success disrupting the flow of the Ole Miss Offense. Front sevens of opposing defenses are causing a lot of problems. Ole Miss is a better passing team than running team this 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 1142 yards and 5 touchdowns. He has thrown 5 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 116.6thus far this season. Collin Hill has thrown 5 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Collin Hill has -46.0 rushing yards, which puts him in the 3.02 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 35.0 times this season, which puts him in the 80.78 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 574 rushing yards on 106 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 8 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Kevin Harris picked up 99 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 13 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 479 yards. He caught the ball 43 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 3 receiving touchdowns this season.

Keir Thomas DL 6-2 275

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for South Carolina, Keir Thomas has 23 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 3 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 83.78 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 93.88 percentile among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0 fumbles this season.

Jammie Robinson DB 5-11 195

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 44 tackles which puts him in the 97.55 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 77.36 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. Jammie Robinson as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0 passes last season, which puts him in the 40.1 percentile among returning secondary position players last season.

The Ole Miss Roster

The Players to Watch for Ole Miss

Matt Corral QB 6-1 205

This season, Matt Corral has put up 1846 yards and 18 touchdowns. He has thrown 9 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 176.7thus far this season. Matt Corral has thrown 9 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Matt Corral has 281.0 rushing yards, which puts him in the 96.44 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 67.0 times this season, which puts him in the 95.37 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 2.0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Jerrion Ealy RB 5-9 190

This season, Jerrion Ealy has 524 rushing yards on 100 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 6 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Jerrion Ealy picked up 98 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 10 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Elijah Moore WR 5-9 185

This season, Elijah Moore picked up 829 yards. He caught the ball 61 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 6 receiving touchdowns this season.

Sincere David DT 6-0 320

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Ole Miss, Sincere David has 7 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 27.14 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 35.43 percentile among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0 fumbles this season.

Ryder Anderson DE 6-6 275

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Ole Miss, Ryder Anderson has 29 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 4 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 89.2 percentile among Defensive Tackles. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 72.46 percentile among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0 fumbles this season.

Keidron Smith DB 6-2 195

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 Ole Miss, Keidron Smith had 43 tackles which puts him in the 97.16 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 34.52 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. Keidron Smith as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0 passes last season, which puts him in the 40.1 percentile among returning secondary position players last season.

South Carolina vs. Ole Miss Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: South Carolina 32 Ole Miss 35

Spread Pick: South Carolina +12.5 -110 bet365
Moneyline Pick: Ole Miss -397 SportsInteraction
Total Pick: Under 70.5 -110 bet365