NCAA football is back! Tonight kicks off a long and exciting season of college action and with all of the live stream and TV coverage options you won't miss a single a snap! South Carolina's Steve Spurrier knows that this season has the chance to be special. Spurrier is entering his 24th year as a college head coach, and his 9th as a coach for the Gamecocks but this season the “Ol’ ball coach” may have the talent to make a run at the BCS Title.
The Gamecocks are coming off two straight 11-2 seasons, and with Senior QB Conner Shaw and one of the country's most exciting players (and Heisman favorite) defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina is looking to add a win or two to that 11 win mark and make some BCS noise in 2013.
Nevertheless, UNC won’t be a pushover tonight.
Bryn Renner has put up great numbers at QB and knows how to dictate a game plan.
According to a Sportsline report on Aug. 29, Renner has thrown 54 touchdowns the past two years and is the only Tar Heels passer with more than 20 TDs in multiple seasons. This game will feature the UNC offense vs. the SC defense and turnovers may play a big part in the end result.
The South Carolina crowd will be fired up tonight, but the spread for this game seems a bit high.
Here is a look at the game facts, Vegas odds and selection.
- Who: UNC vs. South Carolina
- What: Week 1 NCAA football
- When: Tonight, 6:00 p.m. EST
- TV: ESPN
- Live steam: ESPN3 (check local listings)
- Vegas line: South Carolina -12 (Over/Under 56)
Prediction: South Carolina is thinking big this season and they should win 10+ games in 2013, however we don't care who wins, we care by how many. SC's Bruce Ellington and tight end Rory Anderson are expected to play tonight, but have suffered through injuries that may leave a question mark for the passing game for the Gamecocks.
Both QB's are good and have experience.
The points are too tempting here.
Pick: UNC +12