MTSU Blue Raiders vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: MTSU Blue Raiders vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Joan C. Edwards Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: MTSU (+24)
Grant Wells and the Marshall Thundering Herd (6-0) host the MTSU Blue Raiders (2-5) at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday, November 14, 2020. MTSU opens this contest as 24-point underdogs. The total opens at 55.
The last time they played, the MTSU Blue Raiders played the Rice Owls and went home with the win by a score of 40-34. Asher O'Hara paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 26 yards and he notched 2 TD's in this game. He rushed for 69 yards on 22 carries which meant he averaged 3.1 yards per run. CJ Windham was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 109 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 15.6 yards per catch for that contest. Asher O'Hara went 24/33 with 333 yards by way of passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
The Blue Raiders have racked up 2,594 total yards over the course of this year. As a unit they average 139.6 yards via the ground game which ranks them 81st in Division 1. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, MTSU has compiled 12 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the MTSU Blue Raiders have an average of 24.6 PPG. The Blue Raiders rank 114th in college football regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 37.1 PPG. The opposition is running for 5.4 yards per tote and 247.0 yards on the ground per game this year. For the year, they have given up 1,729 yards via the ground game in 7 outings. When talking about passing yardage, the Blue Raiders have given up 1,381 yards which ranks them 87th in college football. In their 7 games, they have surrendered 197.3 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 57.0%. For the year, they are conceding 444.3 yards per contest ranking them 99th in the nation.
Asher O'Hara has completed 363 of his career 576 throws for a completion percentage of 63.0%. He is averaging 201.9 yds per game. For his career, O'Hara has thrown for a total of 4,239 yards with 31 touchdowns and 17 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 136.7 with a TD percentage of 5.4% and an interception percentage of 3.0%. Since his college career started, he has left the pocket to run 361 times for a total of 1,628 rushing yds.
The last time they took the field, the Marshall Thundering Herd faced the UMass Minutemen and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 51-10. Brenden Knox paced the team on the ground in this game. He tore off a long run of 45 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns in this outing. He scurried for 118 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he was running for 8.4 yards per carry. Artie Henry was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 71 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 14.2 yards per catch in this game. Grant Wells went 21/30 with 228 yards by way of the pass and tossed 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Thundering Herd are sitting 28th in the country with 36.7 points per game. During the season thus far, the Thundering Herd have compiled 1,376 passing yards along with holding an average of 229.3 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 68th in college football. They are averaging 209.3 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,256 yards for the year. The Marshall Thundering Herd maintain an average of 438.7 yards/outing which ranks them 38th in D-1. The Thundering Herd are allowing 9.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 16th in the nation. This season, they have surrendered 57 total points. Marshall has allowed a total of 401 rushing yards (66.8 yards/game) in addition to 2 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. They have conceded 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 185.7 yards/game, which has them sitting 31st in the nation.
During the 7 contests in his college career, Grant Wells has been successful on 101 of his 155 attempts for 1,338 yds. He is averaging 191.1 yards per game through the air with a 155.9 QB rating. Wells has thrown 11 TD's while tossing 4 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has scampered for 117 yards on 29 attempts. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 7.1% and his interception percentage is 2.6%.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders +24
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