The South Carolina Gamecocks will take on the Troy Trojans at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. South Carolina is 2-2 overall and 1-1 at home, while Troy is 2-2 overall and 1-1 on the road. The two programs have met three times before with South Carolina taking all three contests.
South Carolina is 3-1 against the spread this season, while Troy is 2-2 against the number. The Gamecocks are favored by 6.5-points in the latest South Carolina vs. Troy odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 43.5. Before entering any Troy vs. South Carolina picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- South Carolina vs. Troy spread: South Carolina -6.5
- South Carolina vs. Troy over-under: 43.5 points
What you need to know about South Carolina
The Gamecocks didn't finish too far behind, but the squad still lost 16-10 to the Kentucky Wildcats last Saturday. No one had a standout game offensively for South Carolina, but QB Luke Doty led the way with one touchdown. Doty's lone touchdown pass went to Jalen Brooks as he caught four passes for 63 yards in the contest.
Jaylan Foster had a big game defensively in the loss. He registered 12 total tackles and had an interception to help limit Kentucky to just 332 total yards and 16 points. South Carolina forced a total of three turnovers in the game and has now generated multiple turnovers in all four games it's played this season.
What you need to know about Troy
Meanwhile, Troy came up short against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks last Saturday, falling 29-16. Quarterback Taylor Powell had a big game in the loss, completing 35-of-49 pass attempts for 311 yards and two touchdowns. He's now completing 69.2 percent of his passes for 1,008 yards and seven touchdowns with three interceptions this season.
Sophomore receiver Tez Johnson could pose matchup problems with his short-area quickness from the inside. He's caught 24 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown this season. Meanwhile, Luke Whittemore has been the big-play receiver with 14 catches for 253 yards and a touchdown.
How to make Troy vs. South Carolina picks
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