College football bowl season has arrived as teams across the country are preparing to face their opponents with the hope of ending the year on a high note. The 2022 Gator Bowl will pit the No. 21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-4) against the No. 19 South Carolina Gamecocks (8-4) in what will surely be an exhilarating game.
Here's everything you need to know about the Gator Bowl on Friday, Dec. 30.
Where is Gator Bowl 2022?
The 2022 edition of the Gator Bowl will be played at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL. TIAA Bank Field serves as the home of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. The stadium opened in 1995, seats 67,164 and is hosting this game for the 28th time.
When is Notre Dame vs South Carolina Gator Bowl?
The Gator Bowl is scheduled during college football's bowl season. The game will be played on Friday, Dec. 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET and airs live on ESPN.
Gator Bowl Notre Dame vs South Carolina Prediction and Odds 2022
Our Gator Bowl prediction is from The Duel's official Notre Dame vs South Carolina betting preview.
While South Carolina has played well recently, its run defense has left a lot to be desired this season. Not only do the Gamecocks surrender the 21st-most rushing yards in the nation (197.2), but they've also allowed an average of 254.3 yards on the ground over their last three games. If that wasn't bad enough, the 5.0 yards per carry that they surrender is also among the worst in the nation (No. 113).
The good news for Notre Dame is that its rushing attack is quite strong. The Fighting Irish put up 182.8 rushing yards per game (No. 41), with a lot of that having to do with names like Audric Estime and Logan Diggs in the backfield.
Considering how Diggs has toppled 100 yards three times in his last six games while Estime has also hit the century mark thrice this season, the duo will be key to Notre Dame's Gator Bowl success.
While I expect South Carolina to put up a solid fight, I'm going with Notre Dame as the victor.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ND: (-138) | SC: (+115)
Spread: ND: -2.5 (-114) | SC: +2.5 (-106)
Total: 51.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Final Score Prediction: Notre Dame: 30 | South Carolina: 27
Notre Dame vs South Carolina History
Notre Dame and South Carolina have met head-to-head on the football field four times. The Fighting Irish hold a 3-1 edge in the all-time series, but it was the Gamecocks that emerged victorious in the most recent meeting. That victory came by a final score of 36-32 in 1982.
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