Marshall at Florida Atlantic College Football Picks & Predictions 11/3/2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
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The Florida Atlantic Owls host the Marshall Thundering Herd at FAU Stadium on Friday, November 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida Atlantic as 10.5 point favorites. The Owls have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 6-2-0 against the spread. The Thundering Herd have an ATS record of 6-2-0 while their over/under record is 4-4-0.
Valuable Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 6-2-0 against the spread
Important Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 6-2-0 against the spread
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
10/29/17 DL Aaron Dopson Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs. Florida Atlantic
10/29/17 DL Channing Hames Leg is "?" Friday vs. Florida Atlantic
10/29/17 DB Jaylon McClain-Sapp Ankle is "?" Friday vs. Florida Atlantic
10/29/17 OL Nathaniel Devers Suspension is out indefinitely
10/29/17 DL Nyquan Harris Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs. Florida Atlantic
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
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
10/29/17 DB Raekwon Williams Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs. Marshall
09/06/17 DT Ray Ellis Knee out for season
08/31/17 QB Chris Robison Eligibility out for season
08/23/17 OL Matthew Weiner Knee out for season
08/20/17 WR Jovon Durante Eligibility out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Marshall Thundering Herd have run for 1,202 yards as a team, which ranks 81st in college football. They've run 281 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 47 times for 442 yards so far this season, which has them 78th in the country in penalties. They are 64th in the nation in points scored with 227. They have run 558 plays this season for 3,115 yards, which ranks them 58th in Division 1 in total offense. The Thundering Herd average 5.6 yards per play, which is 69th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 169 1st downs this year, placing them 59th overall as an offensive unit. Chase Litton averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 170 passes on 277 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 134.8. He has thrown for 1,913 yards this season.
The Thundering Herd rush defense has allowed 286 attempts for 993 yards this year, putting them in 25th place in D-1 against the run. Marshall has committed 46 penalties for 482 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 84th in college football. They are 17th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 141. They have surrendered a total of 2,605 yards on D, which is 26th in the country. The Thundering Herd are ranked 24th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 133 passes on 246 attempts against the Marshall Thundering Herd defense this season, placing them 40th and 57th in Division 1. The Marshall pass defense has also given up a total of 1,612 yards through the air, which is 43rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Marshall Thundering Herd have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 5, which is 110th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 56%. Marshall Thundering Herd kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,653 yards on 37 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 14th in Division 1 in punting average. Marshall is ranked 26th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 26 punt return yards and average 1.6 yards per return, which is 127th in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 616 yards on special teams, ranking 20th in kick return yardage. The Thundering Herd average 22 yards per kick return and they are 70th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,758.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls are 16th in the country in points scored with 316. They have run 599 plays this year for 3,859 yards, which ranks them 100th in Division 1 in total offense. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 6.4 yards per play, which is 28th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 198 1st downs this season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Florida Atlantic has run for 2,367 yards as a unit, which ranks 8th in college football. They've run 376 times, averaging 6.3 yards per rush as a unit. Florida Atlantic has been penalized on offense 51 times for 447 yards so far this year, which has them 62nd in the country in penalties. Jason Driskel has passed for 899 yards this year. He's completed 90 throws while attempting 145 passes for a completion percentage of 62.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 119.1. He averages 5.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.2 yards per pass attempt.
Florida Atlantic is 65th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 214. They have given up a total of 3,420 yards on D, which is 87th in D-1. The Owls are 55th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 158 throws on 283 attempts against the Florida Atlantic defense this season, ranking them 89th and 104th in the nation. The Florida Atlantic Owls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,829 yards in the air, which is 72nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 338 attempts for 1,591 yards this season, putting them in 99th place in the country against the run. The Owls have had 40 penalties for 334 yards on defense this year. That places them 28th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Florida Atlantic is 84th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 64 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 72nd in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 358 yards on special teams, which puts them 103rd in kick return yardage. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 16 yards per kick return and they are 27th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,282. The Owls have tried 11 field goals this year and made 10, which is 51st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 91%. Florida Atlantic kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 38 for 39 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,449 yards on 34 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 49th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd +10.5
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