Florida Match-Up

After an important win last weekend, No. 18 Florida State will look to avoid a letdown on Saturday when it hosts South Florida at Noon ET from Doak S. Campbell Stadium.

Bet South Florida at Florida State

The Seminoles were seemingly left for dead after two lackluster performances to begin the season, but a 54-28 win at BYU has brought new life to the Seminoles’ 2009 season. Now, Florida State needs to build on that win when it faces the Bulls, who will be playing without quarterback Matt Grothe, who is lost for the season with a torn ACL.

In last week’s win, quarterback Christian Ponder came through for the Seminoles, as he threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns on 21-of-26 passing while also rushing for 77 yards with a touchdown. Ponder was part of a rushing attack that had 313 yards against the Cougars, with Ty Jones running for over 100 yards. On defense, Florida State forced five turnovers with Greg Reid leading the way with an interception return for a touchdown.

The Bulls enter Saturday’s game unbeaten at 3-0, but the wins come against Wofford, Western Kentucky, and Charleston Southern. B.J. Daniels will take over for Grothe at quarterback. Daniels is 12-of-15 passing for 179 yards and two scores on the season. He will be starting for the first time as Grothe had started 41-straight games for South Florida. The Bulls will rely more on the running game, as four rushers have over 100 yards on the season, led by Moise Plancher who has 209 yards and four scores in the three wins.

Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made Florida State 14.5-point home favorites over South Florida on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 50.5.

College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
S FLORIDA: 3-0 ATS off 3 straight 17+ point wins

FLORIDA ST: 2-6 ATS off BB SU wins

South Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

South Florida is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road

Florida State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home

Florida State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Week 4 College Football Injury Report
S FLORIDA

No significant injuries.

FLORIDA ST

No significant injuries.

South Florida at Florida State Current Odds

South Florida Bulls +14.5 Over 50.5 (+510)

Florida State Seminoles -14.5 Under 50.5 (-750)

Player Props:

Total pass attempts for B.J. Daniels (USF): Over/Under 30.5

Total rushing attempts for Daniels: Over/Under 14.5

Total rushing yards for Moise Plancher (USF): Over/Under 56.5

Total receptions for Carlton Mitchell (USF): Over/Under 3.5

Total receptions for Dontavia Bogan (USF): Over/Under 2.5

Total passing yards for Christian Ponder (FSU): Over/Under 220.5

Total touchdown passes for Ponder: Over/Under 1.5

Total rushing attempts by Ponder: Over/Under 10.5

Total rushing yards by Ty Jones (FSU): Over/Under 70.5

Total receiving yards for Richard Goodman (FSU): Over/Under 45.5

Total receptions for Caz Piurowski (FSU): Over/Under 3

Total receptions for Jarmon Fortson (FSU): Over/Under 3

Total receptions for Rod Owens (FSU): Over/Under 3

Bet South Florida at Florida State

Posted: 9/26/09 8:06AM ET

 

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