2016 Birmingham Bowl, USF vs. South Carolina Prediction, Game Preview, History, Scores

Who’s going to win the 2016 Birmingham Bowl? Check out the USF vs. South Carolina prediction, game preview, history and scores.

Birmingham Bowl, USF vs. South Carolina Prediction, Game Preview, History, Scores

Prediction & Game Preview To Come

Legion Field, Birmingham, AL, 2:00 ET, ESPN

South Florida, American Athletic, 10-2

The Bulls got run on by Florida State and Temple. Other than that, the defensive front has been terrific. The secondary? Not so much. You can throw on the Bulls. The devastating running attack averages close to 300 yards per game. Efficient enough passing game to make big plays. How is all of this working? Head coach Willie Taggart is red hot. His name is being floated around for the Oregon job. He won’t get it, but he’s good enough to at least be in the running

South Carolina, SEC, 6-6

There’s absolutely nothing pretty about the Gamecocks, mucking it up with a mediocre offense, and getting by with an okay defense, doing just enough to take Will Muschamp to a bowl game in his first season at the helm. The O work up at times over the second half of the season against the mediocre, and the defense was able to hold down Tennessee and Vanderbilt, but no matter how the sausage was made, getting to six wins after the mess left by Steve Spurrier is a success no matter what.

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Birmingham Bowl History, Results

Dec. 30, 2015 Auburn 31 Memphis 10
Jan. 3, 2015 Florida 28 East Carolina 20
Jan. 4, 2014 Vanderbilt 41 Houston 24
Jan. 5, 2013 Mississippi 38 Pittsburgh 17
Jan. 7, 2012 SMU 28 Pittsburgh 6
Jan. 8, 2011 Pittsburgh 27 Kentucky 10
Jan. 2, 2010 Connecticut 20 South Carolina 7
Dec. 29, 2008 Rutgers 29 N.C. State 23
Dec. 22, 2007 Cincinnati 31 Southern Miss 21
Dec. 23, 2006 USF 24 East Carolina 7