Ohio at Marshall NCAA Football Parlay 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Joan C. Edwards Stadium is the venue where Isaiah Green and the Marshall Thundering Herd will take on the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday. Marshall opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 51.5. The Bobcats are 0-2-0 ATS and 0-2-0 when betting on the total. The Thundering Herd are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
09/08/19 RB Julian Ross Leg is questionable Saturday vs Marshall
09/08/19 WR Tyler Tupa Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Marshall
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
09/08/19 WR Obi Obialo Foot is OUT Saturday vs Ohio
In their last outing, the Ohio Bobcats took on the Pittsburgh Panthers and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 20-10. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bobcats was Nathan Rourke who went 15/27 with 177 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception. O'Shaan Allison led the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 8 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 47 yards via 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.4 yards per tote. Jerome Buckner was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 60 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 15.0 yards per catch during the game. The Ohio Bobcats ran the ball a total of 29 times and generated 35 yards which earned them an average of 1.2 yards per rush. For the game, the Bobcats earned a total of 12 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 34 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. For the game, they ran 56 plays which added up to 212 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Ohio allowed 26 catches on 37 tries totaling 321 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.3%. In the running game, the Bobcats allowed 160 yards on 37 carries giving the other team an average of 4.3 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up 481 yards and forced 0 turnovers.
The Bobcats come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for the 2019 season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 25.5 points per game, which has them at 80th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 156.5 yards on the ground per contest which is 4th in the MAC. For total yards, they currently sit at 6th in the MAC and 93rd in the nation with 678 yards. The Bobcats have one of the best defenses in the nation, allowing 20 points per contest which has them at 1st in the Mid-American Conference. In discussing rushing yards, Ohio is giving up 122 yards per game ranking them 2nd in the Mid-American Conference and 53rd in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rush which has them at 8th in the MAC and 85th in the nation overall. Overall, they have conceded 244 yards rushing through 2 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Bobcats have allowed 365 yards. Teams are completing 60.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.7 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Marshall Thundering Herd faced the Boise State Broncos and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 14-7. Leading the way at QB for the Thundering Herd was Isaiah Green who went 10/17 with 56 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. Brenden Knox led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown during the game. He racked up a total of 71 yards via 10 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.1 yards per carry. Xavier Gaines led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 26 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 8.7 yards per reception during the game. The Marshall Thundering Herd ran the ball a total of 25 times and racked up a total of 116 yards which had them averaging 4.6 yards per attempt. For the game, the Thundering Herd racked up a total of 9 1st downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 45 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the day, they ran 43 plays which gave them a total of 172 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Marshall allowed 22 catches on 34 tries totaling 282 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.7%. In the game, they allowed 437 yards and forced 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Thundering Herd allowed 155 yards on 47 runs which gave them an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
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The Thundering Herd head into this game 1-1. Marshall is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 198 rushing yards per game, which has them at 47th in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 396 rushing yards through 2 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Thundering Herd average 396 yards per game overall putting them 74th in Division 1 and 6th in the conference. The Thundering Herd are conceding 15.5 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the conference and 30th in the nation. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in the country. They are giving up 241.5 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Thundering Herd currently sit at 10th in Conference USA. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 31 total points. When talking about rushing yards, they are conceding 105.5 yards per game ranking them 41st in D-1 and 4th in C-USA. For this season, they have allowed 211 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -5.5 and over 51.5 total points
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