Gator Bowl Odds

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The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl is scheduled to kick off on Dec. 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET during the 2022-23 College Football Bowl Season. The game is held at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., home of the Jaguars. This season, Shane Beamer and the No. 19 South Carolina Gamecocks (8-4) face Marcus Freeman and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-4). Below, we’ll look at Gator Bowl odds and bowl history.

Gator Bowl odds: South Carolina Vs. Notre Dame

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Notre Dame is a favorite over South Carolina in the Gator Bowl. Initially, the Irish opened as 4.5-point favorites, but Michael Mayer and Isaiah Foskey opting out sent the line moving. Though Notre Dame is the favorite, South Carolina is the higher-ranked team. When two ranked opponents play in bowl games, the higher-ranked team covers 60% of the time.

Tyler Buchner appears to be on track to start this game after not playing since Week 2 with an injury. Should Buchner not go, QB duties are going to fall down the line since Drew Pyne hit the transfer portal. Without Mayer, though, the offense’s primary option is out the window.

On the other side, Spencer Rattler will play in the game and, under him, the Gamecocks pulled two terrific upsets to close their season out. Shane Beamer already proved he can get his team up for bowl games after a massive upset of North Carolina last season. Note the Gamecocks’ offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield is headed for Nebraska and won’t call plays this game.

Looking at South Carolina’s production on offense as a whole this season, the unit wasn’t great. However, that phase of the ball turned completely around during their last two games, accruing 1,020 yards against Tennessee and Clemson. Momentum is an excellent indicator of performance in bowl games.

Notable Opt Outs

Notre Dame: TE Michael Mayer, EDGE Isaiah Foskey, QB Drew Pyne

South Carolina: RB MarShawn Lloyd, DL Zacch Pickens, EDGE Gilber Edmond, CB Darius Rush, TE Jaheim Bell, OT Dylan Wonnum, SAF Devonni Reed

Gator Bowl betting

Wake Forest was supposed to play Texas A&M in the 2021 Gator Bowl, but the Aggies withdrew from the bowl game. In their place, Rutgers was granted a waiver, where they were handily outmatched and lost 38-10. The Demon Deacons were 17-point favorites over the Scarlet Knights, which they easily covered, and with just 48 combined points, under 63 points cashed.

Sam Hartman threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in the game while the maligned Wake Forest defense forced a pair of interceptions.

Previous Years

2021 was the third straight under to cash in the Gator Bowl. Unders have also cashed in six of the last seven bowl games and are 21-10-1 since 1990. Favorites are 18-13 in that same stretch, but Wake broke up a run where underdogs hit in three of four outings.

History

Below are historical results of the Gator Bowl.

The first Gator Bowl was played in 1946, where Wake Forest upended South Carolina 26-14.

Date playedWinnerScoreLoserScore
December 30, 2022#21 Notre Dame45#19 South Carolina38
December 31, 2021#20 Wake Forest38Rutgers10
January 2, 2021Kentucky23#24 NC State21
January 2, 2020Tennessee23Indiana22
December 31, 2018#21 Texas A&M52NC State13
December 30, 2017#24 Mississippi State31Louisville27
December 31, 2016Georgia Tech33Kentucky18
January 2, 2016Georgia24Penn State17
January 2, 2015Tennessee45Iowa28
January 1, 2014Nebraska24#22 Georgia19
January 1, 2013#21 Northwestern34Mississippi State20
January 2, 2012Florida24Ohio State17
January 1, 2011#21 Mississippi State52Michigan14
January 1, 2010Florida State33#18 West Virginia21
January 1, 2009Nebraska26Clemson21
January 1, 2008Texas Tech31#21 Virginia28
January 1, 2007#13 West Virginia38Georgia Tech35
January 2, 2006#12 Virginia Tech35#15 Louisville24
January 1, 2005#17 Florida State30West Virginia18
January 1, 2004#23 Maryland41#20 West Virginia7
January 1, 2003#17 NC State28#11 Notre Dame6
January 1, 2002#24 Florida State30#15 Virginia Tech17
January 1, 2001#6 Virginia Tech41#16 Clemson20
January 1, 2000#23 Miami (Florida)28#17 Georgia Tech13
January 1, 1999#12 Georgia Tech35#17 Notre Dame28
January 1, 1998#7 North Carolina42Virginia Tech3
January 1, 1997#12 North Carolina20#25 West Virginia13
January 1, 1996Syracuse41#23 Clemson0
December 30, 1994Tennessee45#17 Virginia Tech23
December 31, 1993#18 Alabama24#12 North Carolina10
December 31, 1992#14 Florida27#12 NC State10
December 29, 1991#20 Oklahoma48#19 Virginia14
January 1, 1991#12 Michigan35#15 Ole Miss3
December 30, 1989#14 Clemson27#17 West Virginia7
January 1, 1989#19 Georgia34Michigan State27
December 31, 1987#7 LSU30#9 South Carolina13
December 27, 1986Clemson27#20 Stanford21
December 30, 1985#18 Florida State34#19 Oklahoma State23
December 28, 1984#9 Oklahoma State21#7 South Carolina14
December 30, 1983#11 Florida14#10 Iowa6
December 30, 1982Florida State31#10 West Virginia12
December 28, 1981#11 North Carolina31Arkansas27
December 29, 1980#3 Pittsburgh37#18 South Carolina9
December 28, 1979North Carolina17#14 Michigan15
December 29, 1978#7 Clemson17#20 Ohio State15
December 30, 1977#10 Pittsburgh34#11 Clemson3
December 27, 1976#15 Notre Dame20#20 Penn State9
December 29, 1975#17 Maryland13#13 Florida0
December 30, 1974#6 Auburn27#11 Texas3
December 29, 1973#11 Texas Tech28#20 Tennessee19
December 30, 1972#6 Auburn24#13 Colorado3
December 31, 1971#6 Georgia7North Carolina3
January 2, 1971#10 Auburn35Ole Miss28
December 27, 1969#15 Florida14#11 Tennessee13
December 28, 1968#16 Missouri35#12 Alabama10
December 30, 1967#10 Penn State17Florida State17
December 31, 1966Tennessee18Syracuse12
December 31, 1965Georgia Tech31#10 Texas Tech21
January 2, 1965Florida State36Oklahoma19
December 28, 1963North Carolina35Air Force0
December 29, 1962Florida17#9 Penn State7
December 30, 1961#17 Penn State30#13 Georgia Tech15
December 31, 1960#18 Florida13#12 Baylor12
January 2, 1960#9 Arkansas14Georgia Tech7
December 27, 1958#11 Ole Miss7#14 Florida3
December 28, 1957#13 Tennessee3#9 Texas A&M0
December 29, 1956#4 Georgia Tech21#13 Pittsburgh14
December 31, 1955#8 Vanderbilt25Auburn13
December 31, 1954#13 Auburn33#18 Baylor13
January 1, 1954#12 Texas Tech35#17 Auburn13
January 1, 1953#15 Florida14#12 Tulsa13
January 1, 1952Miami (Florida)14#19 Clemson0
January 1, 1951#12 Wyoming20#18 Washington & Lee7
January 2, 1950#14 Maryland20#20 Missouri7
January 1, 1949#11 Clemson24Missouri23
January 1, 1948Georgia20Maryland20
January 1, 1947#14 Oklahoma34#18 NC State13
January 1, 1946#19 Wake Forest26South Carolina14

FAQ

When is the 2022 Gator Bowl?

The 2022 Gator Bowl will be played on Dec. 30, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Where is the Gator Bowl?

TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville hosts the Gator Bowl.

Who is playing in the 2022 Gator Bowl?

Notre Dame plays South Carolina in the 2022 Gator Bowl.