5* Outback Bowl Blue Chip Top Play
Michigan vs. South Carolina,
01/01/2013 13:00 EDT,
Score: 28 - 33
Point Spread: -4½/-110 South Carolina
5* Outback Bowl Blue Chip Top Play: South Carolina -4.5
South Carolina's defense, mainly their ability to stop the run, will be the difference in this game. When the Wolverines aren't able to have success on the ground they really struggle offensively. Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner is a better passer than Denard Robinson, but he isn't experienced and I can't see him having much success if he has to drop back and throw it repeatedly to keep Michigan's offense on the field. The Wolverines have done a good job of beating teams that don't stack up talent wise, but have not played well against top level opponents. Michigan is just 6-16 ATS over their last 22 games against a team with a winning record and are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games vs an opponent who averages 8 or more yards/pass attempt. BET THE GAMECOCKS!