Marshall at South Carolina College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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The Marshall Thundering Herd head to Williams-Brice Stadium to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has South Carolina as 13.5 point favorites. The Thundering Herd are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Gamecocks are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-0-0.
Valuable Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
09/09/18 WR Chavis Dawkins Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Marshall
09/09/18 DL D.J. Wonnum Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Marshall
08/31/18 WR Chad Terrell Knee is out indefinitely
08/31/18 DL Jesus Gibbs Knee is out indefinitely
08/31/18 OL Wyatt Campbell Knee is out indefinitely
08/20/18 DB Tavyn Jackson Medical is out indefinitely
08/11/18 RB Caleb Kinlaw Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 59th in the country in points scored with 67. They have run 142 plays this year for 810 yards, which ranks them 44th in Division 1 in total offense. The Thundering Herd average 5.7 yards per play, which is 78th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 41 1st downs this season, ranking them 79th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Marshall has run for 260 yards as a unit, which ranks 99th in college football. They've run 66 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 15 times for 132 yards so far this year, which has them 39th in the country in penalties. Isaiah Green has passed for 550 yards this year. He's completed 47 throws while attempting 76 passes for a completion percentage of 61.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 141.7. He averages 8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
Marshall is 63rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 44. They have given up a total of 642 yards on D, which is 48th in D-1. The Thundering Herd are 42nd in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 32 throws on 65 attempts against the Marshall Thundering Herd defense this season, ranking them 46th and 76th in the nation. The Marshall pass defense has also surrendered a total of 405 yards in the air, which is 55th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 71 attempts for 237 yards this season, putting them in 43rd place in the country against the run. The Thundering Herd have had 14 penalties for 111 yards on defense this year. That places them 69th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Marshall is 54th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 50 punt return yards and average 12.5 yards per return, which is 33rd in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 116 yards on special teams, which puts them 46th in kick return yardage. The Thundering Herd average 17 yards per kick return and they are 66th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 976. Marshall Thundering Herd kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 8 for 9 this season. Their punters have accumulated 460 yards on 12 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 98th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Gamecocks have run for 321 yards as a team, which ranks 78th in college football. They've run 57 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The South Carolina Gamecocks have been penalized on offense 12 times for 139 yards so far this season, which has them 71st in the country in penalties. They are 61st in the nation in points scored with 66. They have run 140 plays this season for 897 yards, which ranks them 34th in Division 1 in total offense. South Carolina averages 6.4 yards per play, which is 47th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 51 1st downs this year, placing them 36th overall as an offensive unit. Jake Bentley averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 52 passes on 76 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 142.2. He has thrown for 519 yards this season.
The South Carolina Gamecocks rush defense has allowed 90 attempts for 402 yards this year, putting them in 104th place in D-1 against the run. South Carolina has committed 8 penalties for 83 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 32nd in college football. They are 93rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 56. They have surrendered a total of 716 yards on D, which is 63rd in the country. The Gamecocks are ranked 81st in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 29 passes on 37 attempts against the South Carolina defense this season, placing them 33rd and 11th in Division 1. The South Carolina Gamecocks pass defense has also given up a total of 314 yards through the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
South Carolina kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 250 yards on 6 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 62nd in Division 1 in punting average. They have returned 5 kicks for 107 yards on special teams, ranking 50th in kick return yardage. The South Carolina Gamecocks average 21 yards per kick return and they are 62nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,007.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Gamecocks -13.5
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