Saturday, September 17, 2016
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
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The Akron Zips take on the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 15 point favorites. This season the Zips are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-0-0. The Thundering Herd have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
Tommy Woodson finished with 108 yards through the air for Akron last week. He completed 9 passes out of 19 attempts for a 47% completion percentage. The Zips were led in rushing by Warren Ball, who finished with 71 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Bruce Natson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 44 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Akron got a total of 10 first downs by way of 4 rushing, 4 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 46 total plays for 224 yards for the game. The Zips ran for 88 yards on 21 attempts.
Chase Litton finished with 309 yards through the air for Marshall last week. He completed 13 passes out of 16 attempts for a 81% completion percentage. The Thundering Herd were led in rushing by Tony Pittman, who finished with 85 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Emanuel Byrd was the team leader in receiving with a total of 58 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Marshall got a total of 21 first downs by way of 10 rushing, 10 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 62 total plays for 530 yards for the game. The Thundering Herd ran for 217 yards on 40 attempts.
Akron scores 28.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 76th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.5 passes on 31.5 attempts for a 61.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 280.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 34th in college football. The Zips run for an average of 119.5 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 101st in the nation. They also run 56.5 plays per contest and average 7.1 yards per play for an average of 400 yards per game, ranking their offense 74th overall this season. The Zips average 17 first downs per game which ranks them 106th in the country. They accumulate 88.5 penalty yards per game via 10.5 penalties, which ranks 12th in the nation.
Akron allows 296 passing yards per game, ranking 111th in D-1, and they allow 39 points per contest on defense, which ranks 114th. They give up 24 completions on 32 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 75. The Zips allow 190 rushing yards per game on 50 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 100th in the country. Akron allows 486 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 111th in terms of yards per game. They force 0 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4 penalties for 46.5 yards per game, ranking them 42nd among D-1 teams.
Marshall averages 62 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 3rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14 passes per game on 22 attempts for a 63.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 313 yards through the air per game, ranking them 22nd in Division 1. The Thundering Herd run for an average of 217 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 40th on the ground. They also run 62 plays per game and average 8.5 yards per play for a total of 530 yards per game, ranking them 21st in the country on offense. The Thundering Herd get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 65th in the nation. They average 70 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, ranking them 29th in college football.
Marshall allows an average of 175 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 38th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 0 points per contest, which has them ranked 1st in the nation. They give up 15 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 45.5 per game. The Thundering Herd allow 47 rushing yards per contest on 36 carries for a 1.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 4th in the country. Marshall allows 222 total yards per game for an average of 3.2 yards per play, which ranks 7th in D-1. They force 4 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 66 yards in each contest, ranking 89th in the nation.
Akron Betting Trends
Akron is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
Akron has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
Marshall Betting Trends
Marshall is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Marshall has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
08/28/16 S Tiquan Lang Dismissed has been dismissed
Tony's Pick: Take Marshall
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