Saturday, September 24, 2016
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
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The Louisville Cardinals take on the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 23 point favorites. This season the Cardinals are 3-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-0-0. The Thundering Herd have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Lamar Jackson finished with 216 yards through the air for Louisville last week. He completed 13 passes out of 20 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by Lamar Jackson, who finished with 146 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. James Quick was the team leader in receiving with a total of 122 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Louisville got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 530 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 314 yards on 46 attempts.
Chase Litton finished with 413 yards passing for Marshall last week. He went 32 for 57, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Thundering Herd were led on the ground by Hyleck Foster, who finished with 77 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Josh Knight led the team in receiving with 118 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Marshall had 31 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 17 came from a pass. They ran 97 total plays for 560 yards for the contest. The Thundering Herd ran for 114 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Louisville scores 65 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 1st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20 passes on 31.7 attempts for a 63.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 346 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 13th in college football. The Cardinals run for an average of 333.3 yards per game on 40.7 attempts for an average of 8.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 4th in the nation. They also run 72.3 plays per contest and average 9.4 yards per play for an average of 679.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 1st overall this season. The Cardinals average 31.7 first downs per game which ranks them 2nd in the country. They accumulate 68.3 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, which ranks 38th in the nation.
Louisville allows 188.7 passing yards per game, ranking 39th in D-1, and they allow 20.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 48th. They give up 17.7 completions on 36.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 48.6. The Cardinals allow 113.3 rushing yards per game on 38 carries for an average of 3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 38th in the country. Louisville allows 302 total yards per game including 4.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 9.7 penalties for 85.7 yards per game, ranking them 122nd among D-1 teams.
Marshall averages 50 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 6th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23.5 passes per game on 40.5 attempts for a 58 percent completion percentage. They throw for 379.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 4th in Division 1. The Thundering Herd run for an average of 165.5 yards per game on 39 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 77th on the ground. They also run 79.5 plays per game and average 6.9 yards per play for a total of 545 yards per game, ranking them 12th in the country on offense. The Thundering Herd get an average of 26 first downs per game, which ranks 20th in the nation. They average 125 penalty yards per game via 12.5 penalties, ranking them 1st in college football.
Marshall allows an average of 277 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 108th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 32.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 98th in the nation. They give up 18 completions on 32.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.4 per game. The Thundering Herd allow 96 rushing yards per contest on 33 carries for a 2.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 20th in the country. Marshall allows 373 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 63rd in D-1. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and 10.5 penalties for 101 yards in each contest, ranking 128th in the nation.
Louisville Betting Trends
Louisville is 3-0-0 against the over/under this season
Louisville has an ATS record of 3-0-0 this season
Marshall Betting Trends
Marshall is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
Marshall has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 WR Ja'Quay Savage Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
08/19/16 DB Cornelius Sturghill Foot out for season
09/18/16 OL Clint Van Horn Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
08/28/16 S Tiquan Lang Dismissed has been dismissed
Guy's Pick: Take Louisville
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