Kent State at Marshall College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Joan Central Edwards Stadium
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Joan Central Edwards Stadium is the venue for the game between the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Marshall as 9 point favorites. The total has been set at 57. The Thundering Herd are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-0-0. The Golden Flashes are 0-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-0-0.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
09/10/17 DT Jon Cunningham Tailbone expected to miss the 1st Half Saturday vs. Marshall
08/19/17 QB Mylik Mitchell Knee out indefinitely
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
09/10/17 DL Nyquan Harris Legal problems "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
09/10/17 WR Tyre Brady Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
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 Kent State Golden Flashes have run for 413 yards as a unit, which ranks 43rd in the nation. They've run 97 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Flashes have been penalized on offense 24 times for 211 yards so far this year, which has them 3rd in the country in penalties. They are 98th in Division 1 in points scored with 41. They have run 118 plays this year for 519 yards, which ranks them 125th in the nation in total offense. The Golden Flashes average 4.4 yards per play, which is 114th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 22 1st downs this season, ranking them 121st overall as an offensive unit. Nick Holley has completed 9 throws while attempting 20 passes for a completion percentage of 45%. He has passed for 106 yards this year. He averages 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 5.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 122.5.
The Golden Flashes rush defense has given up 90 attempts for 592 yards this season, putting them in 119th place in the country against the run. They have had 17 penalties for 179 yards on defense this year. That places them 120th in Division 1. Kent State is 119th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 87. They have given up a total of 1,130 yards on D, which is 119th in the nation. The Golden Flashes are 125th in yards per play allowed with 7.7. Opponent offenses have completed 35 throws on 57 attempts against the Kent State Golden Flashes defense this season, ranking them 62nd and 52nd in the country. The Kent State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 538 yards in the air, which is 86th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Kent State Golden Flashes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 716 yards on 16 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 31st in the NCAA in punting average. Kent State is 43rd in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 21 punt return yards and average 5.3 yards per return, which is 76th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 227 yards on special teams, which puts them 13th in kick return yardage. The Golden Flashes average 21 yards per kick return and they are 100th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 767.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Thundering Herd are 87th in Division 1 in points scored with 51. They have run 123 plays this season for 718 yards, which ranks them 36th in the nation in total offense. The Marshall Thundering Herd average 5.8 yards per play, which is 64th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 33 1st downs this year, placing them 103rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Marshall has run for 160 yards as a team, which ranks 113th in the country. They've run 50 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 15 times for 129 yards so far this season, which has them 32nd in the nation in penalties. Chase Litton has thrown for 558 yards this season. He has completed 46 passes on 73 attempts for a completion percentage of 63%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.3. He averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Marshall is 100th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 63. They have surrendered a total of 914 yards on D, which is 101st in Division 1. The Thundering Herd are ranked 93rd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 52 passes on 80 attempts against the Marshall defense this season, placing them 112th and 105th in the country. The Marshall Thundering Herd pass defense has also given up a total of 639 yards through the air, which is 115th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 75 attempts for 275 yards this year, putting them in 71st place in D-1 against the run. The Thundering Herd have committed 8 penalties for 84 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 45th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Marshall has returned 12 kicks for 326 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Marshall Thundering Herd average 27 yards per kick return and they are 47th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,044. The Thundering Herd have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 32nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Marshall kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 374 yards on 8 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That places them 19th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -9
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