FIU at Marshall College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Joan Central Edwards Stadium
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Joan Central Edwards Stadium is the venue for the game between the FIU Golden Panthers and the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Marshall as 16 point favorites. The total has been set at 45.5. The Thundering Herd are 6-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-4-0. The Golden Panthers are 2-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-3-1.
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Valuable FIU Golden Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Golden Panthers are 2-3-1 against the over/under
The FIU Golden Panthers are 2-4-0 against the spread
Important Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 6-1-0 against the spread
Key FIU Golden Panthers Injuries
08/23/17 RB Anthony Jones Knee out indefinitely
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
10/22/17 DL Aaron Dopson Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
10/22/17 DB Jaylon McClain-Sapp Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
10/01/17 DL Damien Dozier Undisclosed has left team
09/25/17 RB Trey Rodriguez Left Team out for season
09/12/17 DB Kendall Gant Left Team out for season
08/29/17 K Amoreto Curraj Left Team out for season
08/29/17 WR Darian Owens Left Team out for season
08/23/17 LB Donyae Moody Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The FIU Golden Panthers have run for 907 yards as a unit, which ranks 105th in the nation. They've run 220 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Panthers have been penalized on offense 44 times for 442 yards so far this year, which has them 68th in the country in penalties. They are 122nd in Division 1 in points scored with 117. They have run 404 plays this year for 2,290 yards, which ranks them 95th in the nation in total offense. The Golden Panthers average 5.7 yards per play, which is 63rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 121 1st downs this season, ranking them 110th overall as an offensive unit. Alex McGough has completed 107 throws while attempting 178 passes for a completion percentage of 60.1%. He has passed for 1,336 yards this year. He averages 6.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 125.7.
The Golden Panthers rush defense has given up 234 attempts for 1,063 yards this season, putting them in 51st place in the country against the run. They have had 32 penalties for 266 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in Division 1. FIU is 42nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 154. They have given up a total of 2,282 yards on D, which is 28th in the nation. The Golden Panthers are 75th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 110 throws on 169 attempts against the FIU Golden Panthers defense this season, ranking them 24th and 6th in the country. The FIU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,219 yards in the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The FIU Golden Panthers have tried 10 field goals this year and made 9, which is 53rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 90%. FIU Golden Panthers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 985 yards on 23 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 48th in the NCAA in punting average. FIU is 106th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 38 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 87th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 363 yards on special teams, which puts them 80th in kick return yardage. The Golden Panthers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 115th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,691.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Thundering Herd are 73rd in Division 1 in points scored with 197. They have run 477 plays this season for 2,610 yards, which ranks them 76th in the nation in total offense. The Marshall Thundering Herd average 5.5 yards per play, which is 73rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 140 1st downs this year, placing them 88th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Marshall has run for 1,060 yards as a team, which ranks 80th in the country. They've run 252 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 44 times for 407 yards so far this season, which has them 62nd in the nation in penalties. Chase Litton has thrown for 1,550 yards this season. He has completed 137 passes on 225 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.2. He averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 7.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Marshall is 8th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 100. They have surrendered a total of 2,204 yards on D, which is 23rd in Division 1. The Thundering Herd are ranked 18th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 119 passes on 228 attempts against the Marshall defense this season, placing them 39th and 74th in the country. The Marshall Thundering Herd pass defense has also given up a total of 1,435 yards through the air, which is 44th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 238 attempts for 769 yards this year, putting them in 17th place in D-1 against the run. The Thundering Herd have committed 40 penalties for 422 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 80th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Marshall is ranked 22nd in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 26 punt return yards and average 1.7 yards per return, which is 126th in college football. They have returned 21 kicks for 492 yards on special teams, ranking 32nd in kick return yardage. The Marshall Thundering Herd average 23 yards per kick return and they are 93rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,128. The Thundering Herd have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 5, which is 104th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 56%. Marshall kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,583 yards on 35 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 12th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Golden Panthers/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Panthers +16
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