Saturday, November 7, 2015
Johnny Red Floyd Stadium
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The Marshall Thundering Herd face the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders on Saturday at Johnny Red Floyd Stadium. The opening line for this game has MTSU as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 57.
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Chase Litton finished his last game with 486 yards through the air for Marshall. He completed 33 passes out of 48 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. Hyleck Foster was the rushing leader for the Thundering Herd last game. He carried the ball 15 times for an average of 3 yards per carry and ended with 44 yards. Davonte Allen led the team in receiving. He had a total of 232 yards on 12 receptions for an average of 19 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Marshall had 630 total yards on 92 plays. They gained 8 rushing first downs, 21 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 31 first downs on the game. The Thundering Herd rushed for 136 yards by way of 39 carries.
Brent Stockstill finished his last game with 381 yards through the air for Middle Tennessee State. He completed 36 passes out of 56 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. Desmond Anderson was the rushing leader for the Blue last game. He carried the ball 8 times for an average of 4 yards per carry and ended with 30 yards. Ed'Marques Batties led the team in receiving. He had a total of 111 yards on 9 receptions for an average of 12 yards per catch in the game. Middle Tennessee State had 414 total yards on 80 plays. They gained 5 rushing first downs, 15 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 21 first downs on the game. The Blue rushed for 33 yards by way of 24 carries.
Marshall is averaging a total of 31.9 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 34.4 passes per game and completing 20.1 of them for a 58.4 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 222.4 yards per game through the air as well. The Thundering Herd are averaging 173.7 rushing yards per game on 38.3 attempts per contest for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. They are also running 72.8 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 396.1 yards per contest. The Thundering Herd manage 20.6 first downs per contest and they average a total of 72.2 penalty yards on 7.4 penalties.
Marshall allows 177.4 passing yards per game and 16.1 points per contest on defense. They give up 17.3 completions on 37 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 46.8. The Thundering Herd allow an average of 174.6 rushing yards per game on 42.6 carries for a 4.1 average. Marshall allows 352 total yards per game including 4.4 yards per play. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 48.9 yards per game.
Middle Tennessee State is accumulating 34.6 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 40.4 passes per game and complete 26.8 of them for a 66.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 309.1 yards per game through the air as well. The Blue rush for an average of 139 yards per contest on 37.5 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry for the season. They also run 77.9 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 448.1 yards in each contest. The Blue are gaining 22.3 first downs per contest and they average 49.3 penalty yards on 5.4 penalties per game.
Middle Tennessee State allows an average of 261.1 passing yards and 30.8 points per contest. They give up 23.3 completions on 39.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.7 per game. The Blue allow an average of 145.9 rushing yards per game on 35.3 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. Middle Tennessee State allows 407 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5.4 penalties for 46.1 yards in each contest.
Marshall Betting Trends
Marshall is 3-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Marshall has an ATS record of 6-3-0 this season
Middle Tennessee State Betting Trends
Middle Tennessee State is 4-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Middle Tennessee State has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/01/15 OL Nathaniel Devers Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
11/01/15 RB Tony Pittman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
11/01/15 TE Emanuel Byrd Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
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
Middle Tennessee State
11/01/15 WR Christian Collis Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
11/01/15 RB Jeremiah Bryson Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
11/01/15 RB Jordan Parker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
11/01/15 RB Shane Tucker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
11/01/15 S Xavier Walker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
08/27/15 OL Adam Stickel Knee out for season
08/27/15 DB Nick Beasley Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Middle Tennessee State
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