UAB Blazers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Thundering Herd (-6)
The Marshall Thundering Herd (6-3) will try to beat the UAB Blazers (6-3) at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday. Marshall is 6-point favorites. The total comes in at 56.
The UAB Blazers come into this game with a record of 6-3 this year. In their last game, the Blazers faced the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and went home with a win by a final score of 52-38. Dylan Hopkins went 12/19 with 182 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 133.1 and ended the contest with 1 interception. DeWayne McBride led the offense in rushing for the Blazers with 14 carries for 210 yds (15.0 yards per attempt). For the game, they ran 55 plays which gave them a total of 478 yards. The UAB Blazers ran the football 36 different times and had 296 yds, which earned them an average of 8.2 yds per attempt. Against the run, the Blazers conceded 150 yds on 43 tries, which calculates to 3.5 yds per rush allowed. UAB surrendered 20 pass completions on 35 attempts for a total of 196 yards, and a completion rate of 57.1%.
The Blazers have earned 3,474 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, UAB has earned 13 touchdowns via the pass and 17 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 14 different times. UAB has tallied 156 1st downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 88 penalties for 854 yards. Offensively they hold an average of 176.9 yards rushing which is 53rd in the country. Regarding getting in the endzone, the UAB Blazers are averaging 28.8 points per game.
The Blazers are ranked 52nd in the nation in terms of team defense, allowing 22.3 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.3 yards per rush and 119.0 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,071 rushing yards through 9 games. Concerning passing yards, the Blazers have allowed 1,869 yds which puts them in 55th in D-1. They have conceded 207.7 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 56.5%. In total, they are conceding 326.7 yards per contest which has them ranked 38th in Division 1. They have yielded 18 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 9 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Thundering Herd step onto the field holding a record of 6-3 this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Thundering Herd went home victorious with a score of 28-13 when they faced the Florida Atlantic Owls. Grant Wells (1 TD) walked away from the game with 351 yards on 26/38 passing while his QB rate was 149.4. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 9.2. Rasheen Ali ran the football 18 times for 90 yds, ending the game with 5.0 yds per carry for Marshall. The Thundering Herd ended up finishing with 447 yds while they ran 63 plays (7.1 yards per play). Marshall ran the ball for 3.8 yards per carry, totaling 96 yds on 25 carries. Marshall relinquished 47 running attempts for 243 yards (5.2 yards per rush). The Thundering Herd secondary allowed a completion percentage of 48.4%, surrendering 198 yards on 15 for 31 through the air.
When discussing their ability to score points, the Thundering Herd are sitting 21st in the nation averaging 36.0 points per game. Over the course of the season so far, the Thundering Herd have thrown for a total of 3,033 yards through the air along with an average of 337.0 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 7th in college football. The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 496.8 yards/outing, which has them sitting 8th in D-1. The Marshall offense has accrued 554 yds of penalties on 62 infractions, which is good for 39th in college football in terms of making mistakes.
Marshall has yielded a total of 1,902 rushing yards (211.3 yards per game) and 12 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have given up 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 174.2 yards/outing, which has them in 21st in D-1. The Thundering Herd defense has taken part in 699 plays, which ranks them 137th in the country. The Thundering Herd are relinquishing 19.0 points per game, which has them 32nd in the nation. This season, they have conceded 171 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blazers +6
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