Marshall at NC State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
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The NC State Wolfpack host the Marshall Thundering Herd at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has NC State as 19.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 55.5. The Wolfpack have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread. The Thundering Herd have an ATS record of 1-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0.
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Valuable Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
09/03/17 S C.J. Reavis Suspension ejected last game, expected to miss the 1st Half Saturday vs. NC State
09/03/17 DL Nyquan Harris Rest missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/03/17 RB Tyler King Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/03/17 WR Tyre Brady Undisclosed left last game, "?" Saturday vs. NC 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
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
09/03/17 G Terronne Prescod Shoulder missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
09/03/17 T Will Richardson Suspension missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
08/28/17 CB Mike Stevens Knee out indefinitely
08/24/17 RB Erin Collins Suspension out indefinitely
08/24/17 LB Isaiah Moore Suspension out indefinitely
08/24/17 DE Xavier Lyas Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Marshall Thundering Herd have run for 59 yards as a team, which ranks 114th in college football. They've run 25 times, averaging 2.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 6 times for 43 yards so far this season, which has them 59th in the country in penalties. They are 63rd in the nation in points scored with 31. They have run 55 plays this season for 267 yards, which ranks them 79th in Division 1 in total offense. The Thundering Herd average 4.9 yards per play, which is 86th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 15 1st downs this year, placing them 103rd overall as an offensive unit. Chase Litton averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 6.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 20 passes on 30 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 129.2. He has thrown for 208 yards this season.
The Thundering Herd rush defense has allowed 42 attempts for 131 yards this year, putting them in 67th place in D-1 against the run. Marshall has committed 5 penalties for 51 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 60th in college football. They are 76th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 26. They have surrendered a total of 429 yards on D, which is 83rd in the country. The Thundering Herd are ranked 69th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 23 passes on 44 attempts against the Marshall Thundering Herd defense this season, placing them 88th and 106th in Division 1. The Marshall pass defense has also given up a total of 298 yards through the air, which is 95th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Marshall Thundering Herd kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this year. Their punters have totaled 196 yards on 4 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That places them 14th in Division 1 in punting average. Marshall is ranked 77th in the nation in punt returns with 1. They have returned 5 kicks for 214 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Thundering Herd average 43 yards per kick return and they are 73rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 481.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolfpack are 76th in the country in points scored with 28. They have run 99 plays this year for 504 yards, which ranks them 16th in Division 1 in total offense. The NC State Wolfpack average 5.1 yards per play, which is 77th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 29 1st downs this season, ranking them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground NC State has run for 89 yards as a unit, which ranks 97th in college football. They've run 35 times, averaging 2.5 yards per rush as a unit. NC State has been penalized on offense 8 times for 65 yards so far this year, which has them 38th in the country in penalties. Ryan Finley has passed for 415 yards this year. He's completed 45 throws while attempting 64 passes for a completion percentage of 70.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 135.1. He averages 7.1 adjusted yards per throw and 6.5 yards per pass attempt.
NC State is 95th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 35. They have given up a total of 246 yards on D, which is 32nd in D-1. The Wolfpack are 65th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 17 throws on 29 attempts against the NC State defense this season, ranking them 53rd and 46th in the nation. The NC State Wolfpack pass defense has also surrendered a total of 215 yards in the air, which is 67th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 21 attempts for 31 yards this season, putting them in 13th place in the country against the run. The Wolfpack have had 6 penalties for 45 yards on defense this year. That places them 46th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
NC State is 29th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 40 punt return yards and average 13.3 yards per return, which is 20th in D-1. They have returned 2 kicks for 39 yards on special teams, which puts them 81st in kick return yardage. The NC State Wolfpack average 20 yards per kick return and they are 44th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 583. NC State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 196 yards on 4 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That ranks them 17th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wolfpack -19.5
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