Saturday, October 22, 2016
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
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The Charlotte 49ers take on the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 17 point favorites. This season the 49ers are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Thundering Herd have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 2-3-1 against the spread.
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Hasaan Klugh finished with 171 yards through the air for Charlotte last week. He completed 21 passes out of 31 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The 49ers were led in rushing by Kalif Phillips, who finished with 99 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Austin Duke was the team leader in receiving with a total of 47 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Charlotte got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 78 total plays for 403 yards for the game. The 49ers ran for 232 yards on 47 attempts.
Chase Litton finished with 330 yards passing for Marshall last week. He went 27 for 39, resulting in a 69% completion percentage. The Thundering Herd were led on the ground by Keion Davis, who finished with 74 yards on 22 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Josh Knight led the team in receiving with 128 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Marshall had 25 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 81 total plays for 436 yards for the contest. The Thundering Herd ran for 106 yards on 42 carries as a team.
Charlotte scores 24.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 98th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.3 passes on 33.7 attempts for a 57.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 198.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 97th in college football. The 49ers run for an average of 185.3 yards per game on 41.6 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 56th in the nation. They also run 75.3 plays per contest and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 384 yards per game, ranking their offense 88th overall this season. The 49ers average 20.9 first downs per game which ranks them 74th in the country. They accumulate 66.7 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, which ranks 25th in the nation.
Charlotte allows 299.4 passing yards per game, ranking 124th in D-1, and they allow 38.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 121st. They give up 23 completions on 37.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61.7. The 49ers allow 153 rushing yards per game on 33.6 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 60th in the country. Charlotte allows 452.4 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 108th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.4 penalties for 54.7 yards per game, ranking them 66th among D-1 teams.
Marshall averages 33.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 42nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.5 passes per game on 35.8 attempts for a 57.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 274.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 30th in Division 1. The Thundering Herd run for an average of 117 yards per game on 36.8 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 118th on the ground. They also run 72.7 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 391.3 yards per game, ranking them 83rd in the country on offense. The Thundering Herd get an average of 21.2 first downs per game, which ranks 66th in the nation. They average 87 penalty yards per game via 8.2 penalties, ranking them 1st in college football.
Marshall allows an average of 272 passing yards per game, which ranks 101st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 37.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 117th in the nation. They give up 17.7 completions on 30.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.6 per game. The Thundering Herd allow 208.3 rushing yards per contest on 41.2 carries for a 5.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 102nd in the country. Marshall allows 480.3 total yards per game for an average of 6.7 yards per play, which ranks 118th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 8.5 penalties for 87 yards in each contest, ranking 128th in the nation.
Charlotte Betting Trends
Charlotte is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Charlotte has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Marshall Betting Trends
Marshall is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Marshall has an ATS record of 2-3-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 DB Anthony Covington Knee "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
10/16/16 DB Terrance Winchester Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
09/07/16 WR Trent Bostick Concussion out indefinitely
10/16/16 RB Anthony Anderson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Charlotte
10/06/16 WR Willie Johnson Knee out for season
10/06/16 LS Zach Wood Personal has left team
08/28/16 S Tiquan Lang Dismissed has been dismissed
Josh's Pick: Take Marshall
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