Marshall at Boise State NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 9/6/2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
Albertsons Stadium is the venue where Hank Bachmeier and the Boise State Broncos will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd on Friday. The odds on this game have Marshall as 12.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 55.
The last time they took the field, the Marshall Thundering Herd took the field against the VMI Keydets and notched a win by a score of 56-17. Tyler King led the team on the ground in this contest. He had a long run of 35 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 75 yards by way of 10 carries which meant he averaged 7.5 yards per run. Corey Gammage was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 82 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 16.4 yards per catch in this contest. Leading the way at QB for the Thundering Herd was Isaiah Green who went 18/28 with 238 yards by way of passing and threw 4 TD's. He tossed 1 pick for this game.
The Thundering Herd step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 for this year. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 56 points per contest, putting them 7th in the nation. As a team, they have an average of 280 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in the conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 1st in the conference and 10th in the nation with 620 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Thundering Herd have compiled a total of 5 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in Conference USA and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Thundering Herd have one of the best defenses in Division 1 allowing 17 points per game, which has them at 4th in C-USA and 50th in college football. When it comes to yards rushing, Marshall is giving up 56 yards per game ranking them 3rd in Conference USA and 21st in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.1 yards per rush which has them at 3rd in C-USA and 25th in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 56 rushing yards through 1 contest. When it comes to yards through the air, the Thundering Herd have conceded 340 yards. Opponents are completing 55% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.0 yards per attempt. They have allowed 1 passing touchdown and 1 rushing TD.
In their last game, the Boise State Broncos faced the Florida State Seminoles and took home the victory by a score of 36-31. Running the show from under center for the Broncos was Hank Bachmeier who went 30/51 with 407 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick on this day. Robert Mahone led the team on the ground in this outing. He had a long run of 18 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for this contest. He ran for 142 yards by way of 24 carries which meant he was running for 5.9 yards per tote. CT Thomas led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 103 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 20.6 yards per catch in this outing.
The Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 1-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Broncos have one of the best offenses in college football. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Broncos are currently ranked 6th in the Mountain West and 50th out of all the teams in the nation with an average of 36 points per game. Boise State has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 214 yards per contest, which has them at 41st in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 214 rushing yards through 1 game, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Broncos average 621 yards per game overall putting them 9th in the nation and 1st in the conference.
The Broncos are giving up 31 points per game which puts them at 5th in the Mountain West and 89th in the nation. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 31 points in total. In regard to yards on the ground, they are allowing 99 yards per game ranking them 51st in Division 1 and 5th in the Mountain West. For this season, they have conceded 99 yards on the ground and 1 rushing TD. Their passing defense is one of the worst groups in Division 1. They are giving up 327 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Broncos sit in 7th in the MWC. They have conceded 3 passing touchdowns in 2019.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -12.5
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