UMass Minutemen vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UMass Minutemen vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: UMass (+43.5)
Grant Wells and the Marshall Thundering Herd (5-0) play the UMass Minutemen (0-1) at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday, November 7, 2020. The spread on this contest has Marshall as 43.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 57.5.
The last time they took the field, the UMass Minutemen played the Georgia Southern Eagles and left there with a loss by a score of 41-0. Will Koch paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 25 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 41 yards by way of 4 carries which means he ran for an average of 10.3 yards per tote. Samuel Emilus led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 28 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 7.0 yards per reception for that game. Mike Fallon went 7/12 with 41 yards by way of the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away with 1 pick for the game.
Offensively UMass has an average of 111 yards in the run game which has them sitting 87th in the nation. The Minutemen have earned 191 total yards for the year. When talking about yards via the pass, the Minutemen have given up 128 yds which has them ranked 15th in D-1. For the season, they are surrendering 436 yards per contest ranking them 83rd in Division 1. The Minutemen rank 109th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 41 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 7.3 yards per attempt on the ground and 308 rushing yards per contest for the season.
For his career, Fallon has passed for 81 yds with 0 touchdowns and 1 interception. Since his collegiate career started, he has taken off and run 4 different times totaling 31 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 98.6 and an interception percentage of 7.1%. He is throwing for 40.5 yards per contest. Mike Fallon has completed 9 of his attempted career 14 passes for a completion percentage of 64.3%.
In their last contest, the Marshall Thundering Herd took the field against the Florida Atlantic Owls and went home with the win by a score of 20-9. Grant Wells went 18/31 with 251 yards by way of passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He threw 2 interceptions on the day. Brenden Knox paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He racked up a total of 101 yards by way of 25 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.0 yards per run. Corey Gammage was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 79 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 13.2 yards per catch for the game.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Thundering Herd rank 29th in the country with 33.8 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Thundering Herd have a total of 1,148 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 229.6 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 58th in the country. They hold an average of 197.8 run yards per game and have rushed for 989 yards overall. The Marshall Thundering Herd maintain an average of 427.4 yards/game which has them ranked 36th in the nation. Marshall has given up a total of 360 yards via the ground game (72.0 yards/game) as well as 2 touchdowns rushing for the year. The Thundering Herd are allowing 9.4 points per game, which has them 16th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 47 points in total. They have given up 4 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 193.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 35th in the country.
In 6 games in his career, Grant Wells has completed 80 of his 125 attempts for 1,110 yds. He averages 185.0 passing yards per game with a 153.3 quarterback rating. Wells has passed for 8 touchdowns while tossing 4 picks in his career. He has run for 88 yards on 23 attempts. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 6.4% and his interception rate is 3.2%.
Who will win tonight's Minutemen/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -43.5
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