Marshall Thundering Herd vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (+1)
FAU Stadium is where the Florida Atlantic Owls (5-3) will attempt to beat the Marshall Thundering Herd (5-3) on Saturday. Florida Atlantic opens this game as 1-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 57.
The Marshall Thundering Herd head into this game 5-3 this season. In their last contest, the Thundering Herd faced the FIU Panthers and walked away with a win by a score of 38-0. Grant Wells finished 20/25 with 184 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 141.8 and walked away from the game with no picks. Rasheen Ali led the offense in rushing for the Thundering Herd with 26 totes for 133 yds (5.1 yds per attempt). On the day, they ran 77 plays which gave them a total of 456 yards. The Marshall Thundering Herd ran the rock 46 different times and totaled 246 yards, which is an average of 5.3 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Thundering Herd gave up 108 yards on 31 attempts, which averages out to 3.5 yds per run allowed. Marshall allowed 18 pass completions on 35 tries for 180 yds, and a completion rate of 51.4%.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 37.0 points per outing. As a unit they average 167.8 yards in the run game which ranks them 63rd in the nation. The Thundering Herd have racked up 4,024 total yards for the year. With reference to distribution of touchdowns, Marshall has earned 11 passing touchdowns and 27 touchdowns on the ground. Marshall has a total of 205 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 55 infractions for 479 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 19 different times.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Thundering Herd are conceding 1,370 yds which ranks them 20th in college football. They have given up 171.3 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 52.9%. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 378.6 yards per game ranking them 73rd in the nation. They have yielded 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 12 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and 207.4 rushing yards per contest for the season. For the season, they have conceded 1,659 yards via the running game in 8 contests. The Thundering Herd sit in 38th in Division 1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 19.8 points per game.
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The Owls head into this game 5-3 for this season. In their last game, the Owls walked away with a victory by a final of 28-25 when they faced the UTEP Miners. Johnny Ford ran the football 13 times for 93 yards, ending the contest with 7.2 yards per attempt for Florida Atlantic. N'Kosi Perry (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 149 yds on 13/26 passing while his quarterback rate was 110.8. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.7. Florida Atlantic conceded 30 rushing attempts for 111 yds (3.7 yards per rush). The Owls secondary gave up a completion percentage of 50.0%, relinquishing 332 yards on 23 out of 46 through the air. The Owls ended up finishing with 280 yds while running 62 plays (4.5 yds per play). Florida Atlantic ran the football for 3.6 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 131 yards on 36 carries.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Owls are sitting 51st in the nation with an average of 30.3 points per game. For the season thus far, the Owls currently sit at 1,993 passing yards as well as holding an average of 249.1 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 51st in the country. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 420.3 yards per game, ranking them 54th in Division 1. The Florida Atlantic offense has 430 yds of penalties on 52 violations, which has them ranked 58th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition.
Florida Atlantic has allowed a total of 1,404 rushing yards (175.5 yards per outing) as well as 12 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have conceded 10 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 205.9 yards per contest, ranking them 52nd in college football. The Owls defense has participated in 555 plays, ranking them 77th in college football. The Owls are relinquishing 21.5 PPG, which has them 50th in D-1. In total, they have conceded 172 total points.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls +1
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