East Carolina Pirates vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Thundering Herd (-10)
The East Carolina Pirates (0-2) are on their way to Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd (2-0). East Carolina opens this game as 10-point dogs. The total has been set at 53.
The East Carolina Pirates head into this matchup 0-2 this season. In their last matchup, the Pirates took the field against the South Carolina Gamecocks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 20-17. Holton Ahlers went 11/24 with 77 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 56.1 and finished the game with 2 interceptions. Rahjai Harris was the rushing leader for the Pirates with 14 carries for 70 yards (5.0 yards per carry). The East Carolina Pirates ended up rushing 38 times and accounted for 111 yds, which came out to an average of 2.9 yards per carry. At the end of the game, they tallied 63 plays which gave them 263 yards. East Carolina allowed 13 pass completions on 24 attempts for 214 yards, and a completion rate of 54.2%. In the running game, the Pirates gave up 111 yards on 38 tries, which is 2.9 yds per rush surrendered.
The Pirates have earned 644 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, East Carolina has earned 3 touchdowns through the air and 1 touchdown on the ground. East Carolina has compiled 32 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 10 penalties for 107 yards. As a team they're maintaining an average of 98.5 yards in the run game which ranks them 98th in Division 1. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the East Carolina Pirates have an average of 18.0 PPG.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Pirates have given up 473 yards which puts them in 110th in D-1. They are conceding 236.5 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.7%. In total, they have yielded 405.0 yards/outing which has them sitting 118th in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per rush and 168.5 rushing yards per game on the season. During this campaign, they have conceded 337 rushing yards through 2 contests. The Pirates are ranked 102nd in the country when it comes to team defense, giving up 26.5 PPG.
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The Thundering Herd step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 for this season. For their last game, the Thundering Herd took home the win by a final score of 44-10 when they played the North Carolina Central Eagles. Rasheen Ali carried the ball 8 times for 45 yards, finishing the contest with 5.6 yards per carry for Marshall. Grant Wells (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 347 yds on 34/47 passing while his QB rate was 151.2. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 7.4. Marshall conceded 28 rushing attempts for 71 yds (2.5 yds per rush). The Thundering Herd passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 43.8%, surrendering 106 yards on 14 out of 32 through the air. The Thundering Herd ended up finishing with 700 yards on 100 plays (7.0 yds per play). Marshall rushed for 5.6 yds per attempt, finishing with 237 yards on 42 attempts.
The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 582.0 yards per contest, ranking them 4th in the nation. The Marshall offense has accrued 131 penalty yards on 13 violations, which has them ranked 40th in the country in terms of giving up free yards. For the year so far, the Thundering Herd have earned 826 passing yards along with an average of 413.0 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 2nd in the country. In terms of the points being put on the board, the Thundering Herd rank 11th in college football by tallying 46.5 points per game.
Marshall has surrendered a total of 408 yards via the ground game (204.0 yards per game) in addition to 1 touchdown via the rush so far this season. They have yielded 1 touchdown through the air and 83.5 yards/contest, ranking them 20th in D-1. The Thundering Herd defense has participated in 151 plays, which has them ranked 130th in college football. The Thundering Herd are giving up 8.5 points per contest, which puts them 19th in the nation. This year, they have conceded 17 points.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates +10
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