Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Marshall Thundering Herd take on the Florida International Golden Panthers on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at FIU Stadium. The opening line for this game has Florida International as 2 point favorites. This season the Thundering Herd are 4-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Golden Panthers have an over/under record of 6-4-0 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread.
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Chase Litton finished with 87 yards through the air for Marshall last week. He completed 17 passes out of 26 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Thundering Herd were led in rushing by Tony Pittman, who finished with 50 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Josh Knight was the team leader in receiving with a total of 34 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 6 yards per reception. As a team in that game Marshall got a total of 10 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 5 came through the air. They ran 49 total plays for 214 yards for the game. The Thundering Herd ran for 76 yards on 20 attempts.
Maurice Alexander finished with 129 yards passing for Florida International last week. He went 14 for 23, resulting in a 61% completion percentage. The Golden Panthers were led on the ground by Maurice Alexander, who finished with 62 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Darrius Scott led the team in receiving with 56 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Florida International had 17 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 311 yards for the contest. The Golden Panthers ran for 101 yards on 30 carries as a team.
Marshall scores 29.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 60th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.6 passes on 36.1 attempts for a 59.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 245.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 50th in college football. The Thundering Herd run for an average of 113.3 yards per game on 33.1 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 119th in the nation. They also run 69.2 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 359.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 107th overall this season. The Thundering Herd average 19.9 first downs per game which ranks them 92nd in the country. They accumulate 77.6 penalty yards per game via 7.4 penalties, which ranks 3rd in the nation.
Marshall allows 255.4 passing yards per game, ranking 91st in D-1, and they allow 33.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 103rd. They give up 18.6 completions on 31.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.9. The Thundering Herd allow 194 rushing yards per game on 41.4 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 84th in the country. Marshall allows 449.4 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 102nd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 69.5 yards per game, ranking them 118th among D-1 teams.
Florida International averages 22.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 111th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.9 passes per game on 35.9 attempts for a 58.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 232.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 66th in Division 1. The Golden Panthers run for an average of 142.7 yards per game on 34.6 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 101st on the ground. They also run 70.5 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 375.5 yards per game, ranking them 98th in the country on offense. The Golden Panthers get an average of 19.6 first downs per game, which ranks 97th in the nation. They average 49.7 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, ranking them 86th in college football.
Florida International allows an average of 228.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 64th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 36.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 114th in the nation. They give up 17.9 completions on 29.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.5 per game. The Golden Panthers allow 202.4 rushing yards per contest on 38 carries for a 5.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 93rd in the country. Florida International allows 430.8 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 82nd in D-1. They force 0.9 turnovers per contest and 6.2 penalties for 53.2 yards in each contest, ranking 64th in the nation.
Marshall Betting Trends
Marshall is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Marshall has an ATS record of 4-5-1 this season
Florida International Betting Trends
Florida International is 6-4-0 against the over/under this season
Florida International has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/02/16 OL Michael Selby Arm 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
11/13/16 QB Alex McGough Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
11/10/16 TE Jonnu Smith Head out for season
09/23/16 RB Napoleon Maxwell Knee out indefinitely
09/11/16 WR Shug Oyegunle Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Florida International
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