Charlotte 49ers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 11/21/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte 49ers vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+21.5)
Chris Reynolds and the Charlotte 49ers (2-3) head to Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Marshall Thundering Herd (7-0). Charlotte opens this matchup as 21.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 53.5.
In their last contest, the Charlotte 49ers played the Duke Blue Devils and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 53-19. Tre Harbison III paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 7 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in this outing. He scurried for 57 yards via 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.4 yards per tote. Micaleous Elder led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 86 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 14.3 yards per reception for that contest. Chris Reynolds went 18/34 with 171 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception.
The 49ers have earned 1,958 total yards for the season. As a team they're averaging 168.0 yards on the ground ranking them 63rd in Division 1. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Charlotte has compiled 7 touchdowns via the pass and 11 touchdowns via the ground. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Charlotte 49ers have an average of 28.6 points per outing. Regarding passing yards, the 49ers have conceded 1,015 yds which puts them in 63rd in D-1. During the season, they are granting 416.2 yards per outing which puts them 82nd in D-1. The 49ers are ranked 89th in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 31.6 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.9 yards per running attempt and 213.2 yards on the ground per game for the campaign. In their 5 games played, they are conceding 203.0 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 55.8%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,066 yards via the ground game in 5 games.
Chris Reynolds has connected on 363 of his career 586 throws for a completion percentage of 61.9%. He is throwing for 201.5 yards per contest. For his career, Reynolds has passed for a total of 4,837 yds with 34 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 145.3 with a touchdown percentage of 5.8% and an interception percentage of 2.6%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted a run 237 different times for a total of 762 yds.
In their last game, the Marshall Thundering Herd played the MTSU Blue Raiders and went home with the win by a score of 42-14. Grant Wells went 25/37 with 336 yards by way of the pass and threw 5 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Brenden Knox paced the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 14 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 70 yards on 16 carries which meant he was running for 4.4 yards per carry. Willie Johnson was the receiving yardage leader by earning 137 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 17.1 yards per catch in this contest.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Thundering Herd rank 27th in the country by scoring 37.4 PPG. During the season thus far, the Thundering Herd have thrown for a total of 1,712 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 244.6 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 52nd in Division 1. They are averaging 205.7 run yards per game and have run for 1,440 yards overall. The Marshall Thundering Herd hold an average of 450.3 yards per contest which ranks them 30th in Division 1. The Thundering Herd are conceding 10.1 points per game, which has them sitting 15th in college football. This season, they have given up 71 points in total. Marshall has conceded a total of 457 yards on the ground (65.3 yards per game) in addition to 3 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have conceded 6 touchdowns through the air as well as 194.4 yards per contest, ranking them 41st in D-1.
In the 8 contests in his college career, Grant Wells has been successful on 126 of his 192 tries for a total of 1,674 yds. He is averaging 209.3 yards per contest through the air with a 162.2 quarterback rating. Wells has thrown for 16 touchdowns compared to 4 picks in his career. He has taken off and run for 156 yards on 37 attempts. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 8.3% and his interception percentage is 2.1%.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the 49ers +21.5
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