Marshall vs Florida Atlantic NCAA Football Parlay
Friday, October 18, 2019
FAU Football Stadium
FAU Football Stadium is the venue where Chris Robison and the Florida Atlantic Owls will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd on Friday. Florida Atlantic opens this game as 5-point favorites. The Thundering Herd are 1-5-0 ATS and 4-2-0 when betting on the total. The Owls are 2-3-1 when wagering on the over/under and 4-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Marshall Thundering Herd took on the Old Dominion Monarchs and won 31-17. Brenden Knox paced the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He racked up a total of 104 yards on 24 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per tote. Broc Thompson was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 91 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 15.2 yards per catch during the game. Running the show from under center for the Thundering Herd was Isaiah Green who went 19/31 with 175 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Thundering Herd ended up rushing 46 times and generated 236 yards which gave them an average of 5.1 yards per rush. In all, they ran 78 plays which gave them a total of 444 yards. In the game, the Thundering Herd had a total of 27 1st downs and they had a total of 3 infractions for 30 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. In terms of defense, Marshall conceded 9 completions on 16 throws for a total of 123 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.3%. In the running game, the Thundering Herd conceded 83 yards on 36 carries which means they had an average of 2.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 206 yards but didn't get any takeaways.
The Thundering Herd come into this matchup with a record of 3-3 for this year. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 25.7 points per game, putting them 88th in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 210.7 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in C-USA. For total yards, they sit in 4th in C-USA and 49th in D-1 with 2,581 yards. The Thundering Herd have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, giving up 25.8 points per game which has them at 5th in Conference USA. When it comes to passing yards, the Thundering Herd have conceded 1,317 yards. Teams are completing 61.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.0 yards per try. When it comes to yards on the ground, Marshall is allowing 147.8 yards per contest which has them at 5th in the conference and 59th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per carry which has them at 4th in Conference USA and 52nd in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 887 yards rushing through 6 games.
In their last game, the Florida Atlantic Owls faced the MTSU Blue Raiders and won 28-13. Malcolm Davidson led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 57 yards and he notched 1 touchdown during the game. He scurried for 149 yards via 21 carries which meant he averaged 7.1 yards per carry. Harrison Bryant was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 68 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 17.0 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Owls was Chris Robison who went 15/30 with 145 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Owls ran the football 40 times and earned a total of 203 yards earning them an average of 5.1 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 71 plays for 364 yards. In the game, the Owls had a total of 19 1st downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 74 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. In terms of defense, Florida Atlantic gave up 24 completions on 42 attempts totaling 335 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. Overall, they gave up 459 yards and forced 3 turnovers. Against the run, the Owls gave up 124 yards on 29 runs which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per attempt allowed.
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The Owls step onto the field holding a record of 4-2. Florida Atlantic is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 143.5 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 89th in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 861 yards rushing through 6 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Owls average 413.2 yards per contest overall putting them 67th in Division 1 and 6th in C-USA. The Owls are allowing 28.5 points per game ranking them 7th in Conference USA and 79th in the nation. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in college football. They are allowing 272.3 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Owls are currently ranked 14th in the conference. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 171 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are conceding 149.7 yards per contest ranking them 61st in the nation and 6th in the conference. This season, they have conceded a total of 898 yards on the ground and 9 rushing touchdowns.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Owls -5 and over the total points
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