Saturday, October 17, 2015
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The Marshall Thundering Herd take on the Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday at FAU Stadium. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 54.5.
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Marshall was led in passing last game by Chase Litton, who finished with 163 yards through the air. He went 11 for 21 on the game, good for a 52% completion percentage. Devon Johnson was the rushing leader for the Thundering Herd last game. He carried the ball 22 times for an average of 4 yards per carry and ended with 82 yards. DeAndre Reaves led the team in receiving. He had a total of 76 yards on 2 receptions for an average of 38 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Marshall had 277 total yards on 56 plays. They gained 7 rushing first downs, 6 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 14 first downs on the game. The Thundering Herd rushed for 114 yards by way of 35 carries.
Florida Atlantic was led in passing last game by Jaquez Johnson, who finished with 249 yards through the air. He went 15 for 29 on the game, good for a 52% completion percentage. Greg Howell was the rushing leader for the Owls last game. He carried the ball 14 times for an average of 5 yards per carry and ended with 63 yards. Kamrin Solomon led the team in receiving. He had a total of 110 yards on 2 receptions for an average of 55 yards per catch in the game. Florida Atlantic had 391 total yards on 61 plays. They gained 5 rushing first downs, 9 passing, and 5 by way of penalty for a total of 19 first downs on the game. The Owls rushed for 142 yards by way of 32 carries.
Marshall is averaging 31.7 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 18.3 passes per game on 32.5 attempts for a 56.4 percent completion percentage and average 190.8 yards in the passing department per game. The Thundering Herd carry the ball for an average of 148 yards per game on 36 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season. They also run 68.5 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 338.8 yards per game. The Thundering Herd are averaging 17.8 first downs per game and they accumulate 80.8 penalty yards per game via 7.7 penalties.
Marshall gives up 17.5 points per contest and an average of 187.5 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 18 completed passes on 38.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 47.2. The Thundering Herd give up 177.5 rushing yards per contest on 44.3 carries for a 4 average per carry. Marshall gives up 365 total yards per game including 4.4 yards per play. They force 2.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties per game that total 57.2 yards as a unit.
Florida Atlantic is putting 24.4 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 19.4 passes per game on 35.8 attempts for a 54.2 percent completion percentage and average 241.4 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Owls carry the ball for an average of 162 yards per game on 41.6 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. They also run 77.4 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 403.4 yards per game. The Owls get an average of 22.2 first downs per game and they average 66 penalty yards per game via 7.4 penalties.
Florida Atlantic surrenders 31.6 points per game and 240.4 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 17.2 completed passes per game on 31.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.4. The Owls give up 185 rushing yards per game on 47.8 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. Florida Atlantic gives up 425.4 total yards per game including an average of 5.4 per play. They create an average of 2.6 turnovers per game and 7 penalties for 61.8 yards each game.
Marshall Betting Trends
Marshall is 2-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Marshall has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Florida Atlantic Betting Trends
Florida Atlantic is 2-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/11/15 RB Tony Pittman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
10/11/15 TE Emanuel Byrd Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
09/30/15 S A.J. Leggett Personal left the team
09/16/15 WR Angelo Jean-Louis Dismissed left the team
10/12/15 QB Jaquez Johnson Ankle probable Saturday vs. Marshall
10/11/15 DE Robinson Eugene Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
09/17/15 RB Trey Rodriguez Suspension out indefinitely
09/10/15 LB Robert Relf Shoulder out for season
08/29/15 WR Derek Moise Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Marshall
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