Florida Atlantic Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Florida Atlantic (+13.5)
Grant Wells and the Marshall Thundering Herd (4-0) host the Florida Atlantic Owls (1-0) at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Marshall opens this game as 13.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 50.5.
In their last game, the Florida Atlantic Owls took the field against the Charlotte 49ers and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 21-17. Nick Tronti paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 49 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for this game. He rushed for a total of 94 yards on 10 carries which gave him an average of 9.4 yards per run. Logan Peterson led the team in receiving yardage by earning 25 yards on 1 reception. Tronti went 11/22 with 98 yards via the pass and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 21 points per outing. As a unit they hold an average of 217 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 14th in D-1. The Owls have racked up 315 yards in total for the season. When it comes to scoring, Florida Atlantic has compiled 2 touchdowns via the pass and 1 touchdown on the ground. In terms of yards through the air, the Owls are allowing 314 yds which puts them in 17th in Division 1. In total, they are giving up 396.0 yards/contest which ranks them 49th in the country. The Owls rank 22nd in D-1 concerning team defense, conceding 17.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.0 yards per rushing attempt and 82.0 rushing yards per game for the year.
Nick Tronti has connected on 28 of his career 44 passes for a completion percentage of 63.6%. For his collegiate career, Tronti has passed for a total of 278 yds with 4 touchdowns and 1 interception. His QB rating is 142.2 with a TD percentage of 9.1% and an interception rate of 2.3%. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the ball 61 different times for a total of 333 rushing yards.
The last time they took the field, the Marshall Thundering Herd played the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and went home with the win by a score of 35-17. Grant Wells went 19/24 with 227 yards via the pass and threw 2 TD's. He threw 1 interception for the game. Brenden Knox paced the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 12 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for this contest. He scurried for 125 yards on 32 carries which gave him an average of 3.9 yards per carry. Artie Henry led the team in receiving yardage by earning 72 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 24.0 yards per reception in this game.
Over the course of the season so far, the Thundering Herd have thrown for a total of 897 passing yards along with an average of 224.3 passing yards per contest, which ranks 43rd in the country. The Marshall Thundering Herd have an average of 438.0 yards/game which ranks them 24th in college football. They average 213.8 yards via the ground game and have run for 855 yards for this season. When discussing their ability to score points, the Thundering Herd are sitting 19th in the nation holding an average of 37.3 points per game. Marshall has allowed a total of 274 yards rushing (68.5 yards per game) and 1 touchdown rushing so far this season. The Thundering Herd are allowing 9.5 PPG, which puts them 16th in the nation. Overall, they have surrendered 38 total points. They have allowed 4 touchdowns through the air and 204.3 yards/game, ranking them 35th in the nation.
In 5 games in his career, Grant Wells has connected on 62 of his 94 tries for 859 yds. He averages 171.8 yards per contest through the air with a 159.5 QB rating. Wells has thrown 6 touchdowns while tossing 2 picks in his career. He has scampered for 88 yds on 23 attempts. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 6.4% and his interception rate is 2.1%.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls +13.5
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