UTSA at Marshall College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
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The UTSA Roadrunners head to Joan C. Edwards Stadium to play the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Marshall as 20 point favorites. The Roadrunners are 2-7-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-3-1. The Thundering Herd are 4-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-3-0.
Valuable UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners are 6-3-1 against the over/under
The UTSA Roadrunners are 2-7-1 against the spread
Important Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 4-5-0 against the spread
Key UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
11/11/18 QB Cordale Grundy Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Marshall
10/03/18 OL Jalyn Galmore Knee is out for season
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
11/11/18 RB Anthony Anderson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Tex San Antonio
11/11/18 LB Artis Johnson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Tex San Antonio
11/11/18 RB Keion Davis Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Tex San Antonio
11/11/18 DL Malik Thompson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Tex San Antonio
11/11/18 RB Tyler King Leg is questionable Saturday vs Tex San Antonio
10/10/18 OL Alex Mollette Leg is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UTSA Roadrunners are 128th in the country in points scored with 149. They have run 639 plays this year for 2,429 yards, which ranks them 118th in Division 1 in total offense. The Roadrunners average 3.8 yards per play, which is 129th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 153 1st downs this season, ranking them 128th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTSA has run for 943 yards as a unit, which ranks 123rd in college football. They've run 302 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Roadrunners have been penalized on offense 46 times for 355 yards so far this year, which has them 116th in the country in penalties. Cordale Grundy has passed for 989 yards this year. He's completed 111 throws while attempting 220 passes for a completion percentage of 50.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 93. He averages 4.3 adjusted yards per throw and 4.5 yards per pass attempt.
UTSA is 101st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 327. They have given up a total of 4,207 yards on D, which is 94th in D-1. The Roadrunners are 109th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses have completed 184 throws on 278 attempts against the UTSA Roadrunners defense this season, ranking them 71st and 34th in the nation. The UTSA pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,596 yards in the air, which is 107th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 394 attempts for 1,611 yards this season, putting them in 66th place in the country against the run. The Roadrunners have had 66 penalties for 625 yards on defense this year. That places them 97th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UTSA is 86th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 53 punt return yards and average 4.1 yards per return, which is 121st in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 455 yards on special teams, which puts them 66th in kick return yardage. The Roadrunners average 21 yards per kick return and they are 129th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,937. The UTSA Roadrunners have tried 18 field goals this year and made 14, which is 28th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. UTSA Roadrunners kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,588 yards on 60 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 32nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Thundering Herd have run for 1,366 yards as a team, which ranks 102nd in college football. They've run 327 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Marshall Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 54 times for 536 yards so far this season, which has them 88th in the country in penalties. They are 88th in the nation in points scored with 258. They have run 637 plays this season for 3,327 yards, which ranks them 95th in Division 1 in total offense. Marshall averages 5.2 yards per play, which is 104th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 174 1st downs this year, placing them 114th overall as an offensive unit. Isaiah Green averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 6.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 99 passes on 183 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 123.1. He has thrown for 1,277 yards this season.
The Marshall Thundering Herd rush defense has allowed 329 attempts for 941 yards this year, putting them in 7th place in D-1 against the run. Marshall has committed 63 penalties for 550 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 66th in college football. They are 24th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 198. They have surrendered a total of 3,045 yards on D, which is 14th in the country. The Thundering Herd are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 181 passes on 325 attempts against the Marshall defense this season, placing them 59th and 91st in Division 1. The Marshall Thundering Herd pass defense has also given up a total of 2,104 yards through the air, which is 52nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Marshall Thundering Herd have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 11, which is 60th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 79%. Marshall kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 31 for 32 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,047 yards on 52 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 100th in Division 1 in punting average. Marshall is ranked 36th in the nation in punt returns with 18. They've accumulated 209 punt return yards and average 11.6 yards per return, which is 38th in college football. They have returned 33 kicks for 646 yards on special teams, ranking 23rd in kick return yardage. The Marshall Thundering Herd average 20 yards per kick return and they are 93rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,182.
Who will win tonight's Roadrunners/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -20
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