Thursday, November 30, 2017

Gamecocks vs Temple: Projections and Predictions

The Gamecocks are back in New York City to play basketball. This time they will face Temple. This will be the Gamecocks' highest rated opponent so far this season but all the projections have the Gamecocks winning.

The KenPom Numbers show the Gamecocks as two points better than Temple on a neutral court. The Gamecocks are the 38th rated team in the KenPom Numbers while Temple comes in at #49

The point spread shows the Gamecocks as slight underdogs tonight with Temple now posted as a 1 point favorite. The Gamecocks actually opened as the favorite.

The simulation shows the Gamecocks as a 72-69 winner tonight.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Clemson's Post Game Dance Party



Clemson coach Dabo Swinney turns the locker room into a dance off for Clemson wins. Tonight the soundtrack mocked the in state rival gamecocks.



Saturday, November 18, 2017

High School playoff scores






Class A Lower State
Semifinal
C.E. Murray 20, Hemingway 19
Baptist Hill 46, Lake View 32
Class A Upper State
Semifinal
Lamar 48, Williston-Elko 14
Ridge Spring-Monetta 28, Lewisville 24
Class AA Lower State
Semifinal
Bamberg-Ehrhardt 15, Carvers Bay 0
Barnwell 21, Batesburg-Leesville 14
Class AA Upper State
Semifinal
Abbeville 14, Cheraw 7
Saluda 30, Lee Central 26
Class AAA Lower State
Semifinal
Brookland-Cayce 28, Timberland 12
Dillon 34, Gilbert 7
Class AAA Upper State
Semifinal
Chapman 49, Palmetto 28
Emerald 28, Fairfield Central 14
Class AAAA Lower State
Semifinal
Berkeley 34, North Myrtle Beach 17
Hartsville 41, Lower Richland 20
Class AAAA Upper State
Semifinal
Greer 47, Greenville 15
South Pointe 48, Eastside 0
Class AAAAA Lower State
Semifinal
Dutch Fork 28, Summerville 8
Fort Dorchester 66, Spring Valley 24
Class AAAAA Upper State
Semifinal
Dorman 49, Greenwood 24
Gaffney 17, Hillcrest 0

Friday, November 17, 2017

Can the Clemson Killer Save the Bills?



The Buffalo Bills have not made the playoffs since 1999. It is the longest postseason drought in professional sports. The Bills are 5-4 and if the season ended today they would be in the playoffs. So why would the Bills bench Tyrod Taylor in favor of a rookie who was drafted in the 5th round?

The national media is pushing the narrative that the Bills are giving up on the season but those close to the Bills are saying the exact opposite.

Nathan Peterman has yet to start a game in the NFL but those inside the organization feel his style of play fits the Bills offense much better than Tyrod Taylor.

The local media ran a story today pointing to his game against Clemson last year as proof that Peterman might just be the guy to lead the Bills back to the playoffs and end this drought.

Here are the highlights from that article:

Yes, it was college football, and the NFL is a vastly different beast. But if nothing else, that performance showed what Peterman is capable of, and it showed that while he may not have the prototypical size or arm strength teams look for in a franchise quarterback, the kid has some moxie and he knows how to play the game within the confines of his skill set.
No one gave the Panthers a chance in this game, but they went down to Clemson on a mission to shock the college football world, and Peterman’s leadership was part of the mentality.
“For us, we didn’t care what anybody else thought,” he said. “We were always underdogs. No one ever thinks Pitt can win. We loved that, our team did, we thrived off that. We got a little more juice and energy for that role and then we just went in there and did our thing.”
“It was crazy at the end,” Peterman recalled. “We went down and scored, didn’t get the two-point conversion to tie so we’re down two. They get the ball and go downfield and all they have to do is get a first down, and our defense stopped them on both. We get the ball and drive to the game-winning field goal. To win like that in their place was pretty cool.”
That game caught the eye of Bills coach Sean McDermott, and certainly was part of the reason Buffalo drafted him.
“He led his football team to a win against the eventual national champions,” McDermott said. “At Clemson. That’s hard to do. The leadership part of the job, at quarterback … that’s important as we evaluate those intangibles.”
It’s impossible to know if Peterman can ever replicate what he accomplished that day at the NFL level, but the fact that he did it in that big moment should at least give fans some hope.






Monday, November 13, 2017

ACC Rivalry Weekend

ACC Games for next week include a couple of cool rivalry games early as you get set up to watch Clemson and South Carolina.



Friday, Nov. 24
  • Miami at Pitt, noon, ABC
  • Virginia Tech at Virginia, 8 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, Nov. 25
  • Georgia at Georgia Tech - noon or 8 p.m., ABC – time determined after the games of Nov. 18
  • Florida State at Florida, noon, ESPN
  • Louisville at Kentucky, noon, SEC Network
  • Boston College at Syracuse, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network
  • Duke at Wake Forest, 12:30 p.m., RSN
  • North Carolina at NC State, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2 or ESPNU – network determined after the games of Nov. 18
  • Clemson at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
 

Interesting TV Slots for the SEC Next Week

The SEC released the schedule for thanksgiving weekend. Clemson and South Carolina will play at 7:30. A fun game to watch will be the Iron bowl at 3:30.

SEC Television Schedule for Thursday, November 23, 2017:
Ole Miss at Mississippi State, 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT on ESPN
SEC Television Schedule for Friday, November 24, 2017:
Missouri at Arkansas, 2:30 pm ET/1:30 pm CT on CBS
SEC Television Schedule for Saturday, November 25, 2017:
Florida State at Florida, Noon ET/11 am CT on ESPN
Louisville at Kentucky, Noon ET/11 am CT on SEC Network
Alabama at Auburn, 3:30 pm ET/2:30 pm CT on CBS
Vanderbilt at Tennessee, 4 pm ET/3 pm CT on SEC Network
Clemson at South Carolina, 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT on ESPN
Texas A&M at LSU, 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT on SEC Network
Georgia at Georgia Tech, Noon ET/11 am CT or 8 pm ET/7 pm CT on ABC*

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

College Football Projected Playoff Point Spreads: Week 11




The Committee came out with their Top 4 last night and it was the same Top 4 from a week ago. So what if the season was over and these were the playoff matchups? Let's take a look at what the point spreads for each game would be. These projected point spreads are based on power rankings set by gambling insiders.


Semi-Final

Clemson vs Georgia
Georgia -1

Semi-Final

Notre Dame vs Alabama
Alabama -6


Possible National Title Games

Alabama vs Georgia
Alabama -6

Notre Dame vs Georgia
Pick

Clemson vs Alabama
Alabama -7

Clemson vs Notre Dame
Notre Dame -1

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Florida State Preview

Clemson will wrap up ACC play with a visit from Florida State. The Seminoles come in to Death Valley after surviving at home with Syracuse.



Clemson won last years matchup in Tallahassee 37-34



A look at Florida State.

Head Coach: Jimbo Fisher

The key to the FSU offense is running back Cam Akers. The Freshman ran for 199 yards last week against Syracuse and scored a couple of touchdowns. Akers also has rushed for 100 yards or more in 3 of the last 5 games. James Blackman will be under center for FSU and is doing his best to fill in for an injured Deondre Francois. Blackman has thrown for 1285 yards on the season with 8 TD's and 7 picks. The FSU offense is averaging about 15 points a game in the last 3 road games including a 35-3 beatdown at Boston College. The Seminole rush defense is mediocre at 54th in the country.

Interesting trends if you are a betting man.

FSU is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games at Clemson.
FSU is 0-6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
FSU is 0-5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
Clemson opens up as a 17.5 point favorite.


Florida Gators Preview

The Gamecocks will welcome in Florida this weekend to wrap up SEC play. Here is a look at the Gators loss last week to Mizzou.

http://www.secsports.com/video/21292392


A look at Florida.

Head Coach: Randy Shannon <interim>
The Gators hold a 26-8-3 edge in the series. They also have a 2 game winning streak. They won last season in the swamp 20-7. Check out that game below.




Florida comes in after an emberrassing loss to Mizzou last weekend. The Gators were outgained 455-349 yards and gave up 26 first downs while picking up just 17.
The Gators are just 105th in the FBS in passing offense with 177 yards per game through the air and 68th in rushing with 161.1 yards per contest. Florida is 117th in the nation in scoring offense as they average 20.6 points per contest and 77th in scoring defense as they allow 28.4 points a game.
The names to look out for on the Gators ground attack are Malik Davis who leads the Gators with 79 carries for 526 yards plus two scores. Lamical Perine is the second back in the system with 98 carries for 431 yards plus a team leading six scores.

Interesting trends if you are a betting man.
TheGators are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games in November.
The Gators are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
TheGators are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
South Carolina opened up as a 9 point favorite.


Monday, November 6, 2017

SEC Football Schedule for Next Week

The SEC released its football schedule for next week. The gamecocks will play at 4pm against Wofford.


  • Mississippi State at Arkansas, Noon ET/11 am CT on CBS OR 7 pm ET/6 pm CT on ESPN or ESPN 2*
  • Texas A&M at Ole Miss, Noon ET/11 am CT on CBS OR 7 pm ET/6 pm CT on ESPN or ESPN 2*
  • UL-Monroe at Auburn, Noon ET/11 am CT on ESPN2
  • Mercer at Alabama, Noon ET/11 am CT on SEC Network
  • Kentucky at Georgia, 3:30 pm ET/2:30 pm CT on CBS
  • UAB at Florida, 4 pm ET/3 pm CT on SEC Network
  • Wofford at South Carolina, 4 pm ET/3 pm CT on SEC Network Alternate
  • LSU at Tennessee, 7 pm ET/6 pm CT on ESPN or ESPN2
  • Missouri at Vanderbilt, 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT on SEC Network

ACC Football Schedule for Next Week

The ACC released game times for next week. Clemson will have an early start with The Citadel.

Saturday, Nov. 18 

Virginia at Miami, noon, ABC or ESPN – network designation after the games of Nov. 11 

Delaware State at Florida State, noon, RSN 

The Citadel at Clemson, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network – split window 

Pitt at Virginia Tech, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network – split window 

Western Carolina at North Carolina, 3 p.m., ACC Network Extra 

Syracuse at Louisville, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2 or ESPNU – network designation after the games of Nov. 11 

Georgia Tech at Duke, 3:30 p.m., RSN 

Wake Forest at NC State, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Early Lines Favor the Gamecocks and Tigers

South Carolina and Clemson wrap up conference play this weekend at home.

The gamecocks SEC finale is with the Florida Gators. The opening line has the gamecocks as a 9 
point favorite over the Gators. Clemson is all but assured a spot in the ACC Championship after a win over NC State. The tigers are a heavy favorite over Florida State with the opening line at 17.5.

The Gamecocks and Gators kick off at noon on Saturday.
Clemson and FSU will tangle at 3:30.


Saturday, November 4, 2017

NC State Fans are Not Happy

When you go 0 for 2 against the Palmetto State it can make a fan base testy.

Wolfpack fans are not happy after tonight’s loss to Clemson.

https://twitter.com/billyweaver14/status/926992207600586753

The fans were true sports and even spit on the referees.


I am sure Jim Valvano would not be happy with the fanbase.


LSU vs Alabama: When Hurdling Goes Wrong


There seems to be a trend in football of guys trying to hurdle defenders. Maybe this trend will come to a crashing halt after everyone sees what happens to this LSU player who tried to hurdle an Alabama defender.



Florida is Now Clowning It's Own Football Team!

The South Carolina Gamecocks will welcome in Florida next weekend. This is not your grandpa's Florida Gators. Suspensions and losing a coach mid season has hampered the gators this season. A new low today though as they are getting hammered by SEC bottom feeder Mizzou. It is so bad that it appears the official UF  twitter feed is giving up.


Mizzou has had a tough season. They did get in on the fun.


You know you are not where you need to be as a program if this is happening on the twitter feed.

Catch our show tomorrow night at 10:30.

Rob S.


High School Scores From Last Night

CAROLINA FOREST34LEXINGTON21
CONWAY34WANDO10
DORMAN42WOODMONT7
DUTCH FORK77STRATFORD20
FORT DORCHESTER49SOCASTEE15
GAFFNEY33EASLEY14
GREENWOOD35NATION FORD14
HILLCREST40FORT MILL14
MAULDIN27ROCK HILL7
NORTHWESTERN58LAURENS7
SPARTANBURG31WESTSIDE17
SPRING VALLEY28WEST ASHLEY0
SUMMERVILLE29IRMO7
SUMTER35WHITE KNOLL7
TL HANNA57BYRNES7
WEST FLORENCE42ASHLEY RIDGE35

4A Bracket

BELTON-HONEA PATH24UNION COUNTY21
BERKELEY21MARLBORO COUNTY7
CANE BAY42WILSON25
CRESTWOOD28CHAPIN14
EASTSIDE45WREN23
GREENVILLE64BLUE RIDGE18
GREER42DANIEL7
HARTSVILLE45ORANGEBURG-WILKINSON6
LOWER RICHLAND38DARLINGTON6
LUGOFF-ELGIN38DREHER21
MYRTLE BEACH48BEAUFORT7
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH59COLLETON COUNTY36
SOUTH AIKEN47RIDGE VIEW28
SOUTH POINTE67MIDLAND VALLEY14
WESTWOOD23NORTH AUGUSTA13
YORK55AIRPORT14

3A Bracket

BISHOP ENGLAND32BATTERY CREEK26
BLUFFTON22HANAHAN21
BROOKLAND-CAYCE53LORIS22
BROOME31WALHALLA24
CHAPMAN57CRESCENT13
CHESTER61POWDERSVILLE28
DILLON35STROM THURMOND7
EMERALD48INDIAN LAND23
FAIRFIELD CENTRAL29SOUTHSIDE22
GEORGETOWN29SWANSEA0
GILBERT53AYNOR16
NEWBERRY38PENDLETON34
PALMETTO19CAMDEN7
SENECA18CLINTON14
TIMBERLAND12MAY RIVER10
WADE HAMPTON23MANNING18

2A Bracket

ABBEVILLE42ST. JOSEPH’S6
ANDREWS48GARRETT0
BAMBERG-EHRHARDT20KINGSTREE0
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE41MULLINS18
BLACKSBURG24LIBERTY17
CARVERS BAY48CALHOUN COUNTY12
CHERAW28GRAY COLLEGIATE18
CHESTERFIELD34FOX CREEK23
LATTA43NORTH CHARLESTON12
LEE CENTRAL42KEENAN16
NINETY SIX56CHRIST CHURCH36
SALUDA24CENTRAL21
SOUTHSIDE CHRISTIAN50CHESNEE0
WHALE BRANCH30BUFORD27
WOODLAND27SILVER BLUFF0

1A Bracket

CROSS26EAST CLARENDON10
DIXIE38BLACKVILLE-HILDA12
GREEN SEA-FLOYDS20SCOTT’S BRANCH18
HANNAH-PAMPLICO57MILITARY MAGNET22
HUNTER-KINARD-TYER50WHITMIRE10
LEWISVILLE31WAGENER-SALLEY2
ST. JOHN’S46BETHUNE-BOWMAN12
TIMMONSVILLE64DENMARK-OLAR8

SCISA Brackets

BEAUFORT ACADEMY40HOLLY HILL ACADEMY6
CAROLINA ACADEMY41DORCHESTER ACADEMY6
CLARENDON HALL29RICHARD WINN28
DILLON CHRISTIAN35JOHN PAUL II0
FIRST BAPTIST52SPARTANBURG CHRISTIAN0
FLORENCE CHRISTIAN24ST. ANDREWS22
LAURENCE MANNING20WILSON HALL14
NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN60FAITH CHRISTIAN52
PATRICK HENRY60WW KING48
PEE DEE49COLLETON PREP20
PORTER GAUD20PINEWOOD PREP7
ROBERT E. LEE42HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN7
THOMAS HEWYARD20CHRISTIAN ACADEMY14
TRINITY-BYRNES41NORTHWOOD ACADEMY10
WARDLAW80CATHEDERAL ACADEMY12

Game by Game Picks from Rob and The Comrade

Pick by Pick for South Carolina and Clemson Rob has Clemson going 12-0 Comrade Has Clemson losing to Texas A&M and finishing 1...