The South Florida Bulls (1-0, 0-0 Away) will visit the #10 Florida State Seminoles (1-0, 1-0 Home) on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. The game will televise at 11:30 AM ET on ESPN. The current odds list Florida State as a 27.5-point favorite with the over/under set at 53.
South Florida is coming in off a 51-3 win over FAMU. Quinton Flowers threw for 141 yards along with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. He also had 7 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown. Steven Bench had a solid outing where he managed to throw for 140 yards with 1 touchdown and no interceptions. Marlon Mack had 23 carries for 131 yards along with a touchdown. Elkanah Dillon led all receivers with 126 yards and a touchdown. The Bulls are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games in September.
Florida State is coming off a 59-16 win over Texas State. Everett Golson threw for 302 yards and had 4 touchdowns with no interceptions. Sean Maguire came in for relief and added 68 yards and a touchdown. Dalvin Cook had 19 carries for 156 yards with 2 touchdowns in the game. Mario Pender had 14 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown as well. Ja’Vonn Harrison led all receivers with 77 yards and also added a touchdown. All in all, 13 different receivers made a catch in the game. The Seminoles are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a win.
My Pick: South Florida +27.5
Both teams showed a lot in their first game of the season. Both quarterbacks for the Bulls played well and Marlon Mack did his job on the ground. Florida State is by far the better team here but getting four touchdowns sounds hard to pass up. This game has blowout potential all over it but I am going with the Bulls to keep this game within the spread.