South Carolina vs. Tennessee Prediction

South Carolina vs. Tennessee, 10/5/2021 College Football Week 6 Predictions

Will Saturday’s SEC meeting between South Carolina and Tennessee turn into a defensive struggle when the two teams meet at 12:00 p.m. ET? The total for this weekend’s game is currently sitting at 55 points.

Game Snapshot

351 South Carolina Gamecoks (+10.5) at 352 Tennessee Vols (-10.5); o/u 55

12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 9, 20201

Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN

TV: ESPN2

South Carolina Gamecocks Game Notes

South Carolina redshirt freshman QB Luke Doty completed 20-of-34 passes for 255 yards and a touchdown in South Carolina's 23-14 win over Troy. It was a defense and special teams win for the Gamecocks, who forced four turnovers (scoring one on and should've scored on another), blocked a punt and kicked three field goals, but Doty (6'1"/210) didn't make many mistakes except one fumble in the 4th quarter and did what he had to do to win. Doty delivered a great ball to E.J. Jenkins on a rollout to his right, putting it high for his 6'7" receiver to reach and snag it and get into the end zone basically untouched. Doty travels to Tennessee next Saturday for a tougher test.

Tennessee Volunteers Game Notes

Tennessee redshirt junior QB Hendon Hooker helped the Vols snatch the momentum early against Mizzou. Hooker (6'4/218) and the Tennessee Volunteers came out swinging against the Missouri Tigers, marching down the field in quick fashion to get a touchdown on their opening drive. On the scoring play, Hooker connected with Mississippi State transfer JaVonta Payton for a 35-yard touchdown. So far, Hooker has completed 9-of-11 passes for 150 yards with two touchdowns as the Vols lead Mizzou, 45-10 in a game that's quickly gotten out of control for the latter team ahead of halftime.

South Carolina vs. Tennessee Week 6 Betting Prediction

The under has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams and is 23-11 in the Gamecocks’ last 34 games following a straight up win. The under is also 4-1 in South Carolina’s last five games overall, is 4-1 in its last five road games versus an opponent with a winning home record and is 5-2 in its last seven games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in its previous contest. On the other side, the under is 9-2 in the Volunteers’ last 11 home games, is 7-2 in their last nine conference games and is 7-1 in their last eight games as a home favorite.

College Football Week 6 Prediction: South Carolina/Tennessee under 55

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