Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Marshall Thundering Herd take on the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Foreman Field. The opening line for this game has Old Dominion as 7 point favorites. This season the Thundering Herd are 3-4-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Monarchs have an over/under record of 5-3-0 and they are 5-3-0 against the spread.
Chase Litton finished with 166 yards through the air for Marshall last week. He completed 20 passes out of 34 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Thundering Herd were led in rushing by Keion Davis, who finished with 52 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Michael Clark was the team leader in receiving with a total of 87 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Marshall got a total of 11 first downs. Of those first downs, 2 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 59 total plays for 226 yards for the game. The Thundering Herd ran for 60 yards on 25 attempts.
David Washington finished with 262 yards passing for Old Dominion last week. He went 14 for 22, resulting in a 64% completion percentage. The Monarchs were led on the ground by Ray Lawry, who finished with 131 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Jonathan Duhart led the team in receiving with 155 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 31 yards per reception. Old Dominion had 15 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 52 total plays for 393 yards for the contest. The Monarchs ran for 131 yards on 30 carries as a team.
Marshall scores 30.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 60th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.9 passes on 36.9 attempts for a 59.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 259.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 40th in college football. The Thundering Herd run for an average of 106.3 yards per game on 33.8 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 123rd in the nation. They also run 70.6 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 365.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 104th overall this season. The Thundering Herd average 20.3 first downs per game which ranks them 83rd in the country. They accumulate 87.8 penalty yards per game via 8.3 penalties, which ranks 1st in the nation.
Marshall allows 266.9 passing yards per game, ranking 107th in D-1, and they allow 34.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 109th. They give up 18.1 completions on 31.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.5. The Thundering Herd allow 201.9 rushing yards per game on 42.4 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 92nd in the country. Marshall allows 468.8 total yards per game including 6.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 115th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.9 penalties for 80.4 yards per game, ranking them 127th among D-1 teams.
Old Dominion averages 32.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 47th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.4 passes per game on 30.9 attempts for a 56.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 235 yards through the air per game, ranking them 63rd in Division 1. The Monarchs run for an average of 175.8 yards per game on 35.5 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 60th on the ground. They also run 66.4 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 410.8 yards per game, ranking them 65th in the country on offense. The Monarchs get an average of 19.9 first downs per game, which ranks 91st in the nation. They average 54.8 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, ranking them 68th in college football.
Old Dominion allows an average of 240.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 81st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 76th in the nation. They give up 20.1 completions on 33.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.3 per game. The Monarchs allow 165.5 rushing yards per contest on 40 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 64th in the country. Old Dominion allows 405.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 66th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 50.5 yards in each contest, ranking 49th in the nation.
Marshall Betting Trends
Marshall is 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Marshall has an ATS record of 3-4-1 this season
Old Dominion Betting Trends
Old Dominion is 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
Old Dominion has an ATS record of 5-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
10/27/16 DE Daniel Appouh Shoulder out indefinitely
09/12/16 PK Chris Kirtley Hip out for season
09/07/16 DT Brandon Tyson Achilles out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Old Dominion
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