MTSU at Marshall College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
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The MTSU Blue Raiders head to Joan C. Edwards Stadium to play the Marshall Thundering Herd on Friday, October 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Marshall as 7 point favorites. The Blue Raiders are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Thundering Herd are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-2-0.
Valuable MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 1-3-0 against the spread
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
09/30/18 DB O.J. Johnson Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Marshall
09/30/18 DE Tyshun Render Foot is questionable Friday vs Marshall
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
09/30/18 QB Isaiah Green Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Middle Tenn St
Useful Offensive Statistics
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 109th in the country in points scored with 100. They have run 280 plays this year for 1,453 yards, which ranks them 90th in Division 1 in total offense. The Blue Raiders average 5.2 yards per play, which is 102nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 77 1st downs this season, ranking them 117th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground MTSU has run for 490 yards as a unit, which ranks 116th in college football. They've run 142 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 18 times for 172 yards so far this year, which has them 118th in the country in penalties. Brent Stockstill has passed for 971 yards this year. He's completed 93 throws while attempting 137 passes for a completion percentage of 67.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 142.3. He averages 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
MTSU is 92nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 145. They have given up a total of 1,717 yards on D, which is 59th in D-1. The Blue Raiders are 94th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 79 throws on 121 attempts against the MTSU Blue Raiders defense this season, ranking them 51st and 23rd in the nation. The MTSU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 905 yards in the air, which is 43rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 166 attempts for 812 yards this season, putting them in 82nd place in the country against the run. The Blue Raiders have had 25 penalties for 186 yards on defense this year. That places them 17th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
MTSU is 98th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 77 punt return yards and average 19.3 yards per return, which is 17th in D-1. They have returned 2 kicks for 45 yards on special teams, which puts them 124th in kick return yardage. The Blue Raiders average 23 yards per kick return and they are 125th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,576. The MTSU Blue Raiders have tried 4 field goals this year and made 1, which is 120th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 25%. MTSU Blue Raiders kickers have made 85% of their extra points, going 11 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 902 yards on 21 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 41st in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Thundering Herd have run for 427 yards as a team, which ranks 123rd in college football. They've run 121 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Marshall Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 25 times for 222 yards so far this season, which has them 94th in the country in penalties. They are 102nd in the nation in points scored with 107. They have run 279 plays this season for 1,535 yards, which ranks them 62nd in Division 1 in total offense. Marshall averages 5.5 yards per play, which is 86th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 73 1st downs this year, placing them 122nd overall as an offensive unit. Isaiah Green averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 6.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 87 passes on 158 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 123.1. He has thrown for 1,108 yards this season.
The Marshall Thundering Herd rush defense has allowed 140 attempts for 412 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in D-1 against the run. Marshall has committed 24 penalties for 179 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in college football. They are 41st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 98. They have surrendered a total of 1,457 yards on D, which is 34th in the country. The Thundering Herd are ranked 49th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 79 passes on 144 attempts against the Marshall defense this season, placing them 50th and 67th in Division 1. The Marshall Thundering Herd pass defense has also given up a total of 1,045 yards through the air, which is 66th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Marshall Thundering Herd have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 51st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Marshall kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 12 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 925 yards on 25 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 118th in Division 1 in punting average. Marshall is ranked 82nd in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 64 punt return yards and average 10.7 yards per return, which is 48th in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 331 yards on special teams, ranking 22nd in kick return yardage. The Marshall Thundering Herd average 21 yards per kick return and they are 99th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,930.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -7
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