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The Citadel at South Florida 9/12/20 - College Football Picks & Predictions

South Florida Bulls vs The Citadel Bulldogs Odds & Info

Game South Florida Bulls vs The Citadel Bulldogs
Date & Time Saturday September 12, 2020, 1:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Raymond James Stadium Tampa Bay, FL
Latest odds
SF -20.5 ; Total 56
TV Channel
ESPN+

The Citadel Bulldogs visit Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Saturday to play the South Florida Bulls. The Citadel finished last season 6-6 after losing each of their final two games to Wolford and Chattanooga after winning four straight during October and the first week of November. Returning at quarterback for the Citadel to lead the offense will be Brandon Rainey, who passed for 1,114 yards, 13 touchdowns in 4 interceptions in 2019. Rainey was also the leading rusher for the Bulldogs with 897 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Returning linebacker Sean Thomas Faulkner will lead the defense this season for The Citadel, while sophomore defensive back Destin Mack returns and will be the leader of the secondary. Junior defensive lineman Aaron Brawley is the top interior lineman on the defense returning for the Bulldogs, while Freshman Hasan Black is expected to make an immediate impact for The Citadel at defensive end. 

Last season South Florida finished 5-7 overall and 2-6 in the American Athletic Conference. South Florida's offense was 112th last season in the nation, but Jeff Scott who was co-Offensive Coordinator for Clemson takes over at USF. Jordan McCloud is expected to start at quarterback, but transfer Cade Fortin from North Carolina will push to take over the position early. Randall St. Felix and Bryce Miller combined last season for 43 receptions and six touchdowns in 2019 both returns in 2020. Johnny Ford and speedster Kelly Joyner will be the two top running backs for South Florida behind an offensive line that will average nearly 320 pounds per lineman.

Defensively South Florida will be led by its linebacker corps and in particular Dwayne Boyles who has great speed but lacks in weight at just 227 pounds. Antonio Greer will be the top outside linebacker for the Bulls. Defensive tackles Blake Green and Rashawn Yates will anchor the interior line while Nick Roberts returns to give the defensive secondary leadership and will be joined by cornerbacks Mike Hampton and KJ Sails.

Recent Betting Trends

  • The Citadel is 2-18 SU in its last 20
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Bulldogs last 7
  • South Florida is 2-4 ATS in its last 6
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Bulls last 6

Free NCAAF Pick:

South Florida Bulls -20.5

South Florida has new coaches on both sides of the ball at offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator and both are expected to make big changes for the Bulls. South Florida has covered the number in each of its last five played during Week 2 and the Bulls are 9-2 straight up in their last 11 games played during September. The Citadel on the other hand has lost 20 of its last 21 games SU played during September. Final Score Prediction, South Florida Bulls win and cover ATS 47-6.

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