Saturday, December 26th, 2015
St. Petersburg Bowl
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The Connecticut Huskies take on the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday, December 26th, 2015 in the St. Petersburg Bowl. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 43.
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Tim Boyle finished his last game with 121 yards through the air for Connecticut. He completed 12 passes out of 20 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. Ron Johnson led the Huskies in rushing with 7 yards. He averaged 2 yards per carry on his 3 rushing attempts for the game. Noel Thomas led the team in receiving. He had a total of 63 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 13 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Connecticut had 138 total yards on 47 plays. They gained 2 rushing first downs, 7 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 9 first downs on the game. The Huskies rushed for 9 yards by way of 26 carries.
Chase Litton finished his last game with 230 yards through the air for Marshall. He completed 19 passes out of 38 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. Remi Watson led the Thundering Herd in rushing with 29 yards. He averaged 3 yards per carry on his 9 rushing attempts for the game. DeAndre Reaves led the team in receiving. He had a total of 45 yards on 2 receptions for an average of 23 yards per catch in the game. Marshall had 273 total yards on 66 plays. They gained 3 rushing first downs, 11 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 16 first downs on the game. The Thundering Herd rushed for 31 yards by way of 25 carries.
Connecticut is averaging 17.8 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 15.9 passes per game on 27.1 attempts for a 58.8 percent completion percentage and average 193.8 yards in the passing department per game. The Huskies are averaging 124.6 rushing yards per game on 37 attempts per contest for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. They are also running 64.1 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for an average of 318.4 yards per contest. The Huskies manage 16.7 first downs per contest and they average a total of 47.5 penalty yards on 5.9 penalties.
Connecticut gives up 19.8 points per contest and an average of 186.9 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 17.7 completed passes on 30.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.1. The Huskies allow 165.3 rushing yards per game on 37.1 carries for a 4.5 average per play. Connecticut gives up 352.3 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.1 penalties per game that total 48.9 yards as a unit.
Marshall is putting 32.6 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 21.1 passes per game on 36.3 attempts for a 58.2 percent completion percentage and average 232.8 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Thundering Herd rush for an average of 168.5 yards per contest on 37.8 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry for the season. They also run 74.1 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 401.3 yards in each contest. The Thundering Herd are gaining 21.4 first downs per contest and they average 67.9 penalty yards on 7.3 penalties per game.
Marshall surrenders 18.4 points per game and 201.5 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 17.9 completed passes per game on 36.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.4. The Thundering Herd allow 171.6 rushing yards per contest on 42.8 carries for a 4 average per rush. Marshall gives up 373.1 total yards per game including an average of 4.7 per play. They create an average of 2.3 turnovers per game and 6.3 penalties for 55.3 yards each game.
Connecticut Betting Trends
Connecticut is 2-10-0 against the over/under so far this season
Connecticut has an ATS record of 5-7-0 this season
Marshall Betting Trends
Marshall is 4-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
Marshall has an ATS record of 7-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/07/15 QB Bryant Shirreffs Head is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Marshall
12/06/15 WR Brian Lemelle Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
11/25/15 TE Tommy Myers Leg out for season
10/30/15 DL Cole Ormsby Lower Body out for season
09/16/15 WR Dhameer Bradley Leg out indefinitely
08/29/15 OL Ryan Crozier Leg out for season
10/25/15 RB Devon Johnson Back out indefinitely
10/22/15 OL Clint Van Horn Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/30/15 S A.J. Leggett Personal left the team
09/16/15 WR Angelo Jean-Louis Dismissed left the team
Josh's Pick: Take Marshall
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