Friday, November 27, 2015
L. T. Smith Stadium
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The Marshall Thundering Herd matchup against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Friday at L. T. Smith Stadium. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 62.5.
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Chase Litton finished his last game with 169 yards through the air for Marshall. He completed 16 passes out of 23 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. Remi Watson led the Thundering Herd in rushing with 97 yards. He averaged 9 yards per carry on his 11 rushing attempts for the game. Davonte Allen led the team in receiving. He had a total of 71 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 14 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Marshall totaled 463 yards by way of 65 plays. They rushed the ball 39 times for a total of 289 yards on the game and the Thundering Herd totaled 26 first downs by getting 16 rushing, 8 passing and 2 by penalty.
Brandon Doughty finished his last game with 224 yards through the air for Western Kentucky. He completed 16 passes out of 21 attempts for a 76% completion percentage. Anthony Wales led the Hilltoppers in rushing with 110 yards. He averaged 7 yards per carry on his 16 rushing attempts for the game. Taywan Taylor led the team in receiving. He had a total of 100 yards on 3 receptions for an average of 33 yards per catch in the game. Western Kentucky totaled 477 yards by way of 58 plays. They rushed the ball 37 times for a total of 253 yards on the game and the Hilltoppers totaled 23 first downs by getting 14 rushing, 8 passing and 1 by penalty.
Marshall is averaging 33 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 21.2 passes per game on 35.8 attempts for a 59.1 percent completion percentage and average 232 yards in the passing department per game. The Thundering Herd are averaging 181 rushing yards per game on 39 attempts per contest for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. They run 74.8 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 413 total yards each outing. The Thundering Herd get 21.9 first downs per game and they average 68.2 penalty yards via 7.4 penalties each contest.
Marshall gives up 15.6 points per contest and an average of 186.2 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 17.1 completed passes on 35.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 47.6. The Thundering Herd give up 171.2 rushing yards per contest on 42.7 carries for a 4 average per carry. Marshall allows 357.4 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 51 yards per game.
Western Kentucky is putting 43.7 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 27.7 passes per game on 37.8 attempts for a 73.3 percent completion percentage and average 360.3 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Hilltoppers rush for an average of 157 yards per contest on 31.9 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry for the season. They run 69.7 plays per game and average 7.4 yards per play for an average of 517.3 total yards per game. The Hilltoppers are averaging 24.3 first downs per outing and accumulate 56.9 penalty yards via 5.8 penalties each game.
Western Kentucky surrenders 24.7 points per game and 238.1 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 18.5 completed passes per game on 33.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.5. The Hilltoppers give up 165.6 rushing yards per game on 38.5 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Western Kentucky allows 403.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and 4.9 penalties for 42.2 yards in each contest.
Marshall Betting Trends
Marshall is 3-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
Marshall has an ATS record of 7-4-0 this season
Western Kentucky Betting Trends
Western Kentucky is 8-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Western Kentucky has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
09/14/15 DB Wonderful Terry Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/13/15 RB Leon Allen Knee out for season
08/13/15 OL Matt Nord Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Marshall
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