Saturday, October 15, 2016
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
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The Florida Atlantic Owls take on the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 12 point favorites. This season the Owls are 0-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-2-0. The Thundering Herd have an over/under record of 4-1-0 and they are 2-2-1 against the spread.
Jason Driskel finished with 92 yards through the air for Florida Atlantic last week. He completed 9 passes out of 20 attempts for a 45% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Greg Howell, who finished with 101 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Tyler Cameron was the team leader in receiving with a total of 31 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Florida Atlantic got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 5 came through the air. They ran 57 total plays for 328 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 236 yards on 36 attempts.
Chase Litton finished with 258 yards passing for Marshall last week. He went 20 for 42, resulting in a 48% completion percentage. The Thundering Herd were led on the ground by Keion Davis, who finished with 33 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 2 yards per rush. Michael Clark led the team in receiving with 122 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Marshall had 16 first downs total. 2 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 271 yards for the contest. The Thundering Herd ran for 13 yards on 28 carries as a team.
Florida Atlantic scores 22.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 109th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.7 passes on 32.7 attempts for a 57.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 201.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 94th in college football. The Owls run for an average of 138.3 yards per game on 38.2 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 102nd in the nation. They also run 70.8 plays per contest and average 4.8 yards per play for an average of 340.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 115th overall this season. The Owls average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 113th in the country. They accumulate 43.8 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 108th in the nation.
Florida Atlantic allows 236.8 passing yards per game, ranking 79th in D-1, and they allow 37.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 111th. They give up 20 completions on 31.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.2. The Owls allow 245.5 rushing yards per game on 44.2 carries for an average of 5.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 119th in the country. Florida Atlantic allows 482.3 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 118th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 53 yards per game, ranking them 56th among D-1 teams.
Marshall averages 35.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 41st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.2 passes per game on 35.2 attempts for a 54.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 263.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 41st in Division 1. The Thundering Herd run for an average of 119.2 yards per game on 35.8 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 119th on the ground. They also run 71 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 382.4 yards per game, ranking them 90th in the country on offense. The Thundering Herd get an average of 20.4 first downs per game, which ranks 81st in the nation. They average 96.4 penalty yards per game via 9 penalties, ranking them 1st in college football.
Marshall allows an average of 291.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 115th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 41 points per contest, which has them ranked 124th in the nation. They give up 19 completions on 32.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 59 per game. The Thundering Herd allow 193.8 rushing yards per contest on 40.4 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 94th in the country. Marshall allows 485.2 total yards per game for an average of 6.7 yards per play, which ranks 119th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 9.2 penalties for 91.4 yards in each contest, ranking 128th in the nation.
Florida Atlantic Betting Trends
Florida Atlantic is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 0-6-0 this season
Marshall Betting Trends
Marshall is 4-1-0 against the over/under this season
Marshall has an ATS record of 2-2-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/16 OL Tarrick Thomas Leg out for season
08/29/16 TE Dustin Bowens Chest out indefinitely
08/29/16 LB Jake Stewart Knee out indefinitely
08/28/16 OL Reggie Bain Undisclosed out for season
08/09/16 DT Ray Ellis Knee out for season
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
Guy's Pick: Take Marshall
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