Friday, October 9, 2015
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
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The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles matchup against the Marshall Thundering Herd on Friday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 60.
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Nick Mullens finished his last game with 325 yards through the air for Southern Mississippi. He completed 27 passes out of 36 attempts for a 75% completion percentage. The Golden Eagles were led in rushing by Justice Hayes, who finished with 86 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Michael Thomas was the team leader in receiving with a total of 155 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Southern Mississippi totaled 573 yards by way of 69 plays. They rushed the ball 33 times for a total of 248 yards on the game and the Golden Eagles totaled 24 first downs by getting 11 rushing, 11 passing and 2 by penalty.
Chase Litton finished his last game with 212 yards through the air for Marshall. He completed 21 passes out of 35 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Thundering Herd were led in rushing by Tony Pittman, who finished with 127 yards on 32 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. DeAndre Reaves was the team leader in receiving with a total of 70 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Marshall totaled 324 yards by way of 75 plays. They rushed the ball 40 times for a total of 112 yards on the game and the Thundering Herd totaled 17 first downs by getting 7 rushing, 9 passing and 1 by penalty.
Southern Mississippi is scoring 40.2 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 24.8 passes on 37.8 attempts for a 65.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 338.2 yards per game through the air as well. The Golden Eagles are running for an average of 176 yards per game on 33.6 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. They run 71.4 plays per game and average 7.2 yards per play for an average of 514.2 total yards each outing. The Golden Eagles get 21.8 first downs per game and they average 85.2 penalty yards via 9 penalties each contest.
Southern Mississippi allows 241.8 passing yards per game and 28 points per contest on defense. They give up 20.2 completions on 33.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.8. The Golden Eagles give up 201.8 rushing yards per contest on 40.2 carries for a 5 average per carry. Southern Mississippi allows 443.6 total yards per game including 6 yards per play. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 62 yards per game.
Marshall averages 31.8 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 19.8 passes per game on 34.8 attempts for a 56.9 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 196.4 yards through the air per game thus far. The Thundering Herd run for an average of 154.8 yards per game on 36.2 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season. They run 71 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 351.2 total yards per game. The Thundering Herd are averaging 18.6 first downs per outing and accumulate 77.8 penalty yards via 7.6 penalties each game.
Marshall allows an average of 162.2 passing yards and 19 points per contest. They give up 15.8 completions on 34.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 46.2 per game. The Thundering Herd give up 188 rushing yards per game on 46.2 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. Marshall allows 350.2 total yards per game for an average of 4.4 yards per play. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and 6.6 penalties for 57.6 yards in each contest.
Southern Mississippi Betting Trends
Southern Mississippi is 2-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Southern Mississippi has an ATS record of 5-0-0 this season
Marshall Betting Trends
Marshall is 2-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Marshall has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/30/15 DL Wil Freeman Undisclosed out for season
10/04/15 RB Devon Johnson Back "?" Friday vs. Southern Miss
10/04/15 RB Remi Watson Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Southern Miss
10/04/15 TE Emanuel Byrd Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Southern Miss
09/30/15 S A.J. Leggett Personal left the team
09/16/15 WR Angelo Jean-Louis Dismissed left the team
Guy's Pick: Take Southern Mississippi
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