Check out the South Florida vs. East Carolina fearless prediction and game preview.
South Florida (4-1) vs. East Carolina (2-3) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
USF is on the okay side of Florida in terms of the weather, but obviously Matthew is going to have an effect in a lot of ways in Tampa, as well as for a slew of the players.
On the field, the Bulls have been terrific outside of a rough second half against Florida State, but now comes the real test of a team its own size. Blowing out Cincinnati was fine, but now with three of the next four games at home, starting out with a win over the Pirates would be a huge moment.
USF’s offense has been terrific on the ground, the team has dominated the turnover battle, and there haven’t been too many challenges so far.
East Carolina QB Philip Nelson had a few off-the-field issues this week stemming from past problems at Minnesota, while on the field he’s getting through a shot to the head. He’s expected to play, as is star WR Isaiah Jones, but the USF pass defense has been solid so far. It’s the run D that’s been the issue.
The Pirates have slid after the big win over NC State a few weeks ago, and it’ll continue – they can’t really run the ball. Worst of all, they’re a disaster when it comes to turnovers with a -9 and 12 giveaways over the last four games.
USF is too good, too solid. The momentum will continue as the Bulls keep on pushing Houston for the honor of being the best team in the American.
South Florida vs. East Carolina Prediction
Final Score: South Florida 47, East Carolina 20
Line: South Florida -19, o/u: Not Available
ATS Confidence: 5: Served on a tee – 1: Not even with your $ … 2
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