Vegas ACC Predictions Week 14: Georgia-Georgia Tech Highlights Rivalry Week

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Nov 22, 2014; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Dylan Thompson (17) passes against the South Alabama Jaguars in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina Gamecocks at No. 21 Clemson Tigers

Line: Clemson by 4.5

Saturday Blitz Vegas ACC Prediction: South Carolina Wins 27-20

This bet hinges on the fact that Clemson is going to start Cole Stoudt. If Dabo Swinney determines that Deshaun Watson is healthy enough to play, forget this pick.

But we don’t think he will be.

Stoudt has been efficient and reliable at the helm but unable to put up huge numbers for his team. That’s going to be a problem against a very good South Carolina defense that just needs to adjust to a new 3-4 scheme. That defense will be able to force enough issues on Stoudt to keep him from putting up enough points.

Meanwhile, Dylan Thompson’s accuracy comes and goes, but against Clemson, Spurrier will use his genius to make Thompson look amazing. He has shown deadly accuracy at times when the moment mattered most, and he’ll come through again on Saturday as he leads the Gamecocks to victory.

There is still too much talent on this team despite the 6-5 record for us to say that it can’t pull out a victory against the Clemson Tigers, even on the road. South Carolina moves to 7-5 in a huge rivalry win to salvage the season.

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