Saturday, October 29, 2016
M. M. Roberts Stadium
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The Marshall Thundering Herd take on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at M. M. Roberts Stadium. The opening line for this game has Southern Mississippi as 10 point favorites. This season the Thundering Herd are 2-4-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Golden Eagles have an over/under record of 4-2-1 and they are 2-4-1 against the spread.
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Chase Litton finished with 262 yards through the air for Marshall last week. He completed 32 passes out of 46 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. The Thundering Herd were led in rushing by Keion Davis, who finished with 90 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Josh Knight was the team leader in receiving with a total of 94 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game Marshall got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 350 yards for the game. The Thundering Herd ran for 88 yards on 24 attempts.
Nick Mullens finished with 161 yards passing for Southern Mississippi last week. He went 25 for 36, resulting in a 69% completion percentage. The Golden Eagles were led on the ground by Ito Smith, who finished with 64 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Ito Smith led the team in receiving with 46 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. Southern Mississippi had 16 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 242 yards for the contest. The Golden Eagles ran for 81 yards on 36 carries as a team.
Marshall scores 32.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 49th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.1 passes on 37.3 attempts for a 59.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 272.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 33rd in college football. The Thundering Herd run for an average of 112.9 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 118th in the nation. They also run 72.3 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 385.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 87th overall this season. The Thundering Herd average 21.3 first downs per game which ranks them 65th in the country. They accumulate 91 penalty yards per game via 8.7 penalties, which ranks 1st in the nation.
Marshall allows 262.1 passing yards per game, ranking 100th in D-1, and they allow 36.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 113th. They give up 17.6 completions on 30.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58. The Thundering Herd allow 204.9 rushing yards per game on 42.4 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 96th in the country. Marshall allows 467 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 113th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.4 penalties for 85.6 yards per game, ranking them 128th among D-1 teams.
Southern Mississippi averages 35.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 29th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 37 attempts for a 59.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 296.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 24th in Division 1. The Golden Eagles run for an average of 199.4 yards per game on 42 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 42nd on the ground. They also run 79 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 495.6 yards per game, ranking them 19th in the country on offense. The Golden Eagles get an average of 24 first downs per game, which ranks 24th in the nation. They average 58 penalty yards per game via 7.1 penalties, ranking them 55th in college football.
Southern Mississippi allows an average of 173.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 12th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 79th in the nation. They give up 11.6 completions on 20.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.3 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 167.7 rushing yards per contest on 33.3 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 69th in the country. Southern Mississippi allows 341.1 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 20th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 7.3 penalties for 63.6 yards in each contest, ranking 99th in the nation.
Marshall Betting Trends
Marshall is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Marshall has an ATS record of 2-4-1 this season
Southern Mississippi Betting Trends
Southern Mississippi is 4-2-1 against the over/under this season
Southern Mississippi has an ATS record of 2-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/23/16 RB Anthony Anderson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
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
09/02/16 TE Taylor Marini Undisclosed out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Southern Mississippi
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