Marshall at UTSA College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The UTSA Roadrunners host the Marshall Thundering Herd at Alamodome on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 1.5 point favorites. The Roadrunners have an over/under record of 3-6-0 and they are 3-6-0 against the spread. The Thundering Herd have an ATS record of 7-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-6-0.
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Valuable Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 7-3-0 against the spread
Important UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The UTSA Roadrunners are 3-6-0 against the spread
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
11/13/17 OL Sandley Jean-Felix Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
11/12/17 DL Aaron Dopson Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
11/12/17 DB Jaylon McClain-Sapp Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
11/12/17 WR Marcel Williams Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
11/12/17 DL Nyquan Harris Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
11/12/17 WR Tyre Brady Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
10/29/17 OL Nathaniel Devers Suspension is out indefinitely
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 UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
11/04/17 LB Josiah Tauaefa Knee is out indefinitely
09/15/17 G Kyle McKinney Knee out for season
08/09/17 DE Solomon Wise Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Marshall Thundering Herd have run for 1,474 yards as a team, which ranks 81st in college football. They've run 371 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 61 times for 548 yards so far this season, which has them 62nd in the country in penalties. They are 66th in the nation in points scored with 282. They have run 715 plays this season for 3,830 yards, which ranks them 59th in Division 1 in total offense. The Thundering Herd average 5.4 yards per play, which is 87th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 212 1st downs this year, placing them 55th overall as an offensive unit. Chase Litton averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 207 passes on 344 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 129.2. He has thrown for 2,356 yards this season.
The Thundering Herd rush defense has allowed 350 attempts for 1,216 yards this year, putting them in 21st place in D-1 against the run. Marshall has committed 57 penalties for 605 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 93rd in college football. They are 24th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 194. They have surrendered a total of 3,326 yards on D, which is 26th in the country. The Thundering Herd are ranked 30th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 173 passes on 306 attempts against the Marshall Thundering Herd defense this season, placing them 55th and 61st in Division 1. The Marshall pass defense has also given up a total of 2,110 yards through the air, which is 55th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Marshall Thundering Herd have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 9, which is 84th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Marshall Thundering Herd kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 33 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,887 yards on 42 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 11th in Division 1 in punting average. Marshall is ranked 30th in the nation in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 28 punt return yards and average 1.5 yards per return, which is 127th in college football. They have returned 33 kicks for 746 yards on special teams, ranking 22nd in kick return yardage. The Thundering Herd average 23 yards per kick return and they are 76th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,604.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Roadrunners are 94th in the country in points scored with 244. They have run 615 plays this year for 3,705 yards, which ranks them 96th in Division 1 in total offense. The UTSA Roadrunners average 6 yards per play, which is 47th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 194 1st downs this season, ranking them 89th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTSA has run for 1,832 yards as a unit, which ranks 45th in college football. They've run 361 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. UTSA has been penalized on offense 69 times for 583 yards so far this year, which has them 33rd in the country in penalties. Dalton Sturm has passed for 1,830 yards this year. He's completed 151 throws while attempting 243 passes for a completion percentage of 62.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 143.3. He averages 8.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
UTSA is 9th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 160. They have given up a total of 2,643 yards on D, which is 5th in D-1. The Roadrunners are 27th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 105 throws on 217 attempts against the UTSA defense this season, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in the nation. The UTSA Roadrunners pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,471 yards in the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 315 attempts for 1,172 yards this season, putting them in 18th place in the country against the run. The Roadrunners have had 47 penalties for 495 yards on defense this year. That places them 53rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UTSA is 44th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 73 punt return yards and average 4.6 yards per return, which is 109th in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 332 yards on special teams, which puts them 123rd in kick return yardage. The UTSA Roadrunners average 22 yards per kick return and they are 110th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,110. The Roadrunners have tried 18 field goals this year and made 15, which is 23rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. UTSA kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 25 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,671 yards on 40 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 65th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -1.5
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