Marshall Thundering Herd vs FIU Golden Panthers Prediction, 10/30/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs FIU Golden Panthers
Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Location: Riccardo Silva Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Marshall (-22.5)
Riccardo Silva Stadium is the site where Stone Norton and the FIU Golden Panthers (0-3) will play the Marshall Thundering Herd (5-0) on Friday. Marshall opens this matchup as 22.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 47.
In their last outing, the Marshall Thundering Herd faced the Florida Atlantic Owls and ended up getting the win by a score of 20-9. Brenden Knox paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 17 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for a total of 101 yards by way of 25 carries which had him averaging 4.0 yards per run. Corey Gammage was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 79 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 13.2 yards per catch for that contest. Grant Wells went 18/31 with 251 yards by way of the pass and threw 2 TD's. He gave away 2 picks for the game.
The Thundering Herd have attained 2,137 yards in total for the year. As a unit they maintain an average of 197.8 yards via the ground game which is 24th in Division 1. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Marshall has earned 9 touchdowns via the pass and 12 rushing touchdowns. Concerning scoring, the Marshall Thundering Herd are sitting at 33.8 points per game. Concerning passing yardage, the Thundering Herd have conceded 965 yds which has them ranked 58th in D-1. Over the course of this season, they are conceding 265.0 yards per outing which has them sitting 19th in the nation. The Thundering Herd rank 17th in D-1 in terms of team defense, conceding 9.4 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.4 yards per rush and 72.0 rushing yards per contest this year. In their 5 games played this year, they have given up 193.0 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 61.4%. Overall, they have given up 360 yards via the ground game in 5 games.
For his career, Wells has passed for 1,110 yards with 8 TD's and 4 picks. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the football 23 times for a total of 88 yards. His quarterback rating is 153.3 with a TD percentage of 6.4% and an interception percentage of 3.2%. He is passing for 185.0 yds per outing. Grant Wells has connected on 80 of his career 125 throws for a completion percentage of 64.0%.
In their last game, the FIU Golden Panthers took on the Jacksonville State Gamecocks and added a loss to their record by a score of 19-10. Stone Norton went 5/14 with 66 yards via the pass and threw 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. D'vonte Price paced the team in rushing in this game. He broke a long run for 16 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He rushed for 43 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 4.8 yards per tote. Nate Jefferson was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 38 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 19.0 yards per reception in this game.
For the year thus far, the Golden Panthers have earned 278 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 92.7 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 96th in Division 1. The FIU Golden Panthers maintain an average of 262.7 yards/outing which ranks them 94th in D-1. They are averaging 170.0 rushing yards per game and have run for 510 yards overall. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Golden Panthers are sitting 71st in college football averaging 24.0 PPG. The Golden Panthers are giving up 28.7 PPG, which puts them 63rd in Division 1. Overall, they have given up 86 total points. FIU has conceded a total of 640 yards rushing (213.3 yards/game) and 5 touchdowns rushing on the campaign. They have allowed the opposition 4 touchdowns through the air and 245.0 yards/outing, which has them sitting 69th in the nation.
Norton has thrown 3 touchdowns while tossing 0 picks in his career. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 9.4%. He has run for -46 yards on 11 tries. He is averaging 69.0 yards per contest through the air with a 138.4 quarterback rating. In 3 games in his career, Stone Norton has completed 17 of 32 tries for 207 yds.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/Golden Panthers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Panthers +22.5
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