If the Gamecocks win the first bowl game of the Will Muschamp era, they’ll do it as a big underdog.
South Florida opened as an 11-point favorite against South Carolina. The teams will meet Dec. 29 in the Birmingham Bowl.
The double-digit spread is one of seven for the bowl season on Vegas Insider.
South Florida is 10-2 with one of the top scoring offenses in the country. South Carolina is 6-6 with a solid defense, but it also has a negative point differential.