S CAROLINA over Mar­shall by 8

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Did any­one catch the Ge­or­gia vs. South Carolina tele­cast last week? Ev­ery time the Game­cocks did some­thing worth­while (which wasn’t much), some­one un­corked an elec­tronic shriek­ing Rooster crow that sum­moned up images of a farm bird with his nads be­ing squeezed in a vise. Come to think of it, that’s pretty much how the not-so-Game­cocks per­formed against Ge­or­gia in last week’s 41-17 maul­ing in Columbia. Can hum­bled head coach Will Muschamp mo­ti­vate his squad to re­claim their spurs and get back in the ring? Our data­base thinks so, not­ing that South Carolina stands 8-2 ATS in its third straight home game, and 9-3 ATS as non-SEC home fa­vorites of 10 or more points. We usu­ally don’t have a bone to pick with our res­i­dent AI but we feel you should also be aware of Mar­shall’s 4-0 ATS road suc­cess ver­sus non-con­fer­ence foes over the last 3 years, and the Herd’s note­wor­thy 4-1-1 ATS dog-log when get­ting 13 or more points. In truth, there are good num­bers for both sides but we want to take a long look at the Game­cocks here as we’re con­cerned they may have lost their rooster crow (not the elec­tronic one) af­ter that beat­ing by Ge­or­gia. Un­til Muschamp rights the ship, we’ll sim­ply ob­serve and re­port.

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