Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Marshall Thundering Herd take on the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Apogee Stadium. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 11 point favorites. This season the Thundering Herd are 2-1-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-0-0. The Mean Green have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 3-1-1 against the spread.
Chase Litton finished with 240 yards through the air for Marshall last week. He completed 20 passes out of 32 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Thundering Herd were led in rushing by Keion Davis, who finished with 68 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Michael Clark was the team leader in receiving with a total of 147 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 37 yards per reception. As a team in that game Marshall got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 344 yards for the game. The Thundering Herd ran for 104 yards on 30 attempts.
Mason Fine finished with 303 yards passing for North Texas last week. He went 33 for 54, resulting in a 61% completion percentage. The Mean Green were led on the ground by Jeffrey Wilson, who finished with 24 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 2 yards per rush. Tee Goree led the team in receiving with 100 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. North Texas had 16 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 308 yards for the contest. The Mean Green ran for 5 yards on 22 carries as a team.
Marshall scores 38.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 33rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 33.5 attempts for a 56.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 264.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 41st in college football. The Thundering Herd run for an average of 145.8 yards per game on 37.8 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 92nd in the nation. They also run 71.3 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 410.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 74th overall this season. The Thundering Herd average 21.5 first downs per game which ranks them 68th in the country. They accumulate 103 penalty yards per game via 9.8 penalties, which ranks 1st in the nation.
Marshall allows 312.8 passing yards per game, ranking 122nd in D-1, and they allow 41.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 123rd. They give up 19.3 completions on 33.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.9. The Thundering Herd allow 179.3 rushing yards per game on 37 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 85th in the country. Marshall allows 492 total yards per game including 7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 118th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 9 penalties for 94.8 yards per game, ranking them 128th among D-1 teams.
North Texas averages 23.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 102nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.6 passes per game on 37.6 attempts for a 54.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 205 yards through the air per game, ranking them 89th in Division 1. The Mean Green run for an average of 123.8 yards per game on 34.4 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 112th on the ground. They also run 72 plays per game and average 4.6 yards per play for a total of 328.8 yards per game, ranking them 119th in the country on offense. The Mean Green get an average of 19.4 first downs per game, which ranks 95th in the nation. They average 69.2 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties, ranking them 26th in college football.
North Texas allows an average of 224.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 62nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 30.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 84th in the nation. They give up 17 completions on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.1 per game. The Mean Green allow 224.2 rushing yards per contest on 42.6 carries for a 5.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 109th in the country. North Texas allows 448.4 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 99th in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 9 penalties for 76 yards in each contest, ranking 121st in the nation.
Marshall Betting Trends
Marshall is 4-0-0 against the over/under this season
Marshall has an ATS record of 2-1-1 this season
North Texas Betting Trends
North Texas is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
North Texas has an ATS record of 3-1-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/28/16 S Tiquan Lang Dismissed has been dismissed
10/02/16 OG Garrett Gunter Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
Tony's Pick: Take North Texas
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