Marshall Thundering Herd vs North Texas Mean Green Prediction, 10/15/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs North Texas Mean Green
Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
Location: Apogee Stadium in Denton, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Mean Green (+11)
Apogee Stadium is the site where the North Texas Mean Green (1-4) will try to defeat the Marshall Thundering Herd (3-3) on Friday. North Texas opens this game as 11-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 66.
The Marshall Thundering Herd come into this game with a record of 3-3 for this season. In their last game, the Thundering Herd went up against the Old Dominion Monarchs and notched a win by a score of 20-13. Grant Wells finished 30/46 with 299 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 125.5 and ended the game with 2 picks. Rasheen Ali was the rushing leader for the Thundering Herd with 21 totes for 77 yards (3.7 yds per carry). The Marshall Thundering Herd ran the rock 32 different times and totaled 91 yards, which is an average of 2.8 yards per carry. At the end of the game, they tallied 78 plays which converted into 390 yds. Marshall surrendered 10 pass completions on 23 tries for 106 yards, and a completion rate of 43.5%. When it came to stopping the run, the Thundering Herd conceded 209 yards on 49 tries, which calculates to 4.3 yards per run surrendered.
The Thundering Herd have attained 3,091 total yards this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Marshall has totaled 9 touchdowns through the air and 17 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the football 17 different times. Marshall has 157 first downs offensively, and they have committed 48 infractions for 431 yds. As a team they maintain an average of 157.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 78th in the nation. In terms of scoring points, the Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 34.8 PPG.
The Thundering Herd are sitting in 63rd in D-1 in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 22.8 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 4.3 yards per tote and 212.5 rushing yards per game this year. Overall, they have given up 1,275 running yards through 6 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Thundering Herd are giving up 1,056 yds which ranks them 37th in the nation. They are conceding 176.0 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 53.0%. For the season, they have allowed 388.5 yards/game which ranks them 88th in college football. They have yielded 8 touchdowns via the pass and 9 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Mean Green head into this matchup 1-4 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Mean Green went home defeated by a final of 48-35 when they played the Missouri Tigers. Deandre Torrey ran the football 24 times for 85 yards, ending the contest with 3.5 yds per carry for North Texas. Austin Aune (4 touchdowns) ended the game with 305 yds on 16/26 through the air while his QB rating was 195.5. He threw 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 11.7. North Texas allowed 38 attempts on the ground for 316 yards (8.3 yds per carry). The Mean Green secondary gave up a completion rate of 65.6%, relinquishing 160 yds on 21 for 32 through the air. The Mean Green finished with 497 yds while they ran 74 plays (6.7 yards per play). North Texas rushed for 4.0 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 192 yards on 48 attempts.
The North Texas Mean Green have an average of 416.6 yards per outing, which is good for 56th in the nation. The North Texas offense has 316 yards of penalties on 38 violations, which ranks them 51st in college football in terms of hurting your team. For the season to this point, the Mean Green have thrown for a total of 1,062 passing yards along with an average of 212.4 passing yards per game, which is ranked 90th in the nation. When looking at putting points on the board, the Mean Green are ranked 106th in Division 1 by tallying 22.8 points per game.
The Mean Green are giving up 32.2 points per game, which has them ranked 119th in college football. North Texas has allowed a total of 1,054 yards via the ground game (210.8 yards per outing) and 9 touchdowns rushing on the year. In total, they have relinquished 161 total points. They have allowed 11 touchdowns via the pass as well as 213.8 yards/outing, which has them ranked 62nd in Division 1. The Mean Green defense has taken part in 342 plays, which is 38th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/Mean Green college football game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Mean Green +11
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