Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Prediction, 10/10/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: L. T. Smith Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Marshall (-4)
Grant Wells and the Marshall Thundering Herd (2-0) go to L. T. Smith Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (1-2). Western Kentucky opens this game as 4-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 50.
In their last contest, the Marshall Thundering Herd faced the Appalachian State Mountaineers and earned the win by a score of 17-7. Grant Wells went 11/25 with 163 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 1 interception for the contest. Brenden Knox led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 21 yards and he added 1 TD in this outing. He rushed for 138 yards on 28 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.9 yards per run. Xavier Gaines was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 68 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 34.0 yards per reception for the game.
The Thundering Herd have tallied 1,006 total yards for this campaign. As a unit they're holding an average of 249.0 yards via the ground game which is 9th in college football. When it comes to scoring, Marshall has amassed 5 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns via the ground. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Marshall Thundering Herd are sitting at 38.0 points per contest. Concerning yards through the air, the Thundering Herd have given up 348 yards which has them sitting in 17th in the country. Overall, they have relinquished 265.0 yards per contest which puts them 16th in college football. The Thundering Herd are ranked 12th in the nation concerning team defense, giving up 3.5 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.8 yards per rush and 91.0 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. In their 2 games, they have surrendered 174.0 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 58.2%. Overall, they have allowed 182 yards via the running game in 2 outings.
Grant Wells has completed 27 of his career 48 tosses for a completion percentage of 56.3%. He is throwing for 156.7 yards per outing. For his career, Wells has passed for 470 yards with 4 touchdowns and 1 pick. His QB rating is 161.8 with a touchdown rate of 8.3% and an interception rate of 2.1%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted a run 13 different times for a total of 74 yds.
In the last game they played, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers played the MTSU Blue Raiders and ended up getting the win by a score of 20-17. Tyrrell Pigrome led the team in rushing in this outing. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 55 yards on 16 carries which gave him an average of 3.4 yards per run. Xavier Lane led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 73 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 10.4 yards per reception in this outing. Pigrome went 21/36 with 188 yards by way of passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception.
When discussing their ability to score points, the Hilltoppers rank 58th in the nation averaging 21.7 PPG. During the season so far, the Hilltoppers currently have a total of 510 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 170.0 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 65th in the nation. They are averaging 118.3 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 355 yards for the year. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 288.3 yards per game which ranks them 71st in the nation. The Hilltoppers are giving up 27.3 points per game, which puts them 46th in Division 1. This season, they have allowed 82 points. Western Kentucky has surrendered a total of 600 yards rushing (200.0 yards per contest) and 7 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have conceded 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 231.0 yards per contest, which puts them in 41st in the country.
In 37 contests in his college career, Tyrrell Pigrome has connected on 201 of 352 tries for 2,287 yds. He is averaging 61.8 passing yards per contest with a 120.1 quarterback rating. Pigrome has thrown 15 TD's while tossing 10 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has taken off and run for 815 yards on 223 attempts. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 4.3% and his interception percentage is 2.8%.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -4 and under 50 total points
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