O’Mega Blake, Top South Carolina vs. Mississippi State Players to Watch – Week 4

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 18, 2023

The South Carolina Gamecocks (1-2) will host the Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-1) on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET.

The Gamecocks lost 24-14 last time out when they met the Georgia Bulldogs. In their most recent outing, the Bulldogs took on the LSU Tigers and fell short by a final score of 41-14.

In that last outing for the Gamecocks, Spencer Rattler completed 22 of 42 passing attempts (52.4%) and totaled 256 yards through the air, connecting on one touchdown pass but giving away two interceptions. Dakereon Joyner had five rushing attempts and finished with 10 yards and one touchdown. O’Mega Blake ended the contest with five catches for 86 yards.

For the Bulldogs in their last game, Will Rogers finished with 11 completions on 28 attempts (39.3%) for 103 yards. Jo’quavious Marks carried the ball eight times for 75 yards. Zavion Thomas hauled in three passes for 52 yards.

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South Carolina Players to Watch

  • Mario Anderson has rushed for a team-high 41 yards on eight carries (20.5 yards per game) and zero touchdowns.
  • Dontavius Braswell has 17 yards on four carries (17 ypg).
  • Eddie Lewis has reeled in seven passes for a team-high 112 yards. He averages 56 yards per game.
  • Blake has added six catches for 93 yards and one touchdown this year. He averages 46.5 receiving yards per game.
  • Tyshawn Russell has 65 receiving yards on two receptions, with one touchdown, averaging 65 yards per game.

Mississippi State Players to Watch

  • Rogers leads the team with 492 passing yards (164 yards per game) and has a 59.5% completion percentage this year (44-of-74) while throwing five touchdowns.
  • Marks has rushed for a team-leading 325 yards on 51 attempts (108.3 yards per game) while scoring three touchdowns. He also averages 30 receiving yards per game, grabbing nine passes for 90 yards.
  • Mike Wright has 97 yards on seven carries (32.3 ypg).
  • Lideatrick Griffin has grabbed 13 passes for a team-high 132 yards with two touchdowns. He averages 44 yards per game.
  • Creed Whittemore is averaging 59 yards per game, racking up four receptions for 59 yards and one touchdown.

South Carolina vs. Mississippi State Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
South Carolina -6 -110 -110 47 -110 -110

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Team Stat Comparison

South Carolina Mississippi State
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 26 (87) 31 (69)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 25.3 (75) 24 (71)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 5 (77) 1 (4)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 1 (123) 6 (23)

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