Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 11/12/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Thundering Herd (+1)
Joan C. Edwards Stadium is where the Marshall Thundering Herd (5-4) will meet the Appalachian State Mountaineers (5-4) on Saturday. Marshall opens this game as 1-point dogs. The total has been set at 46.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers head into this game 5-4 for this season. In their last contest, the Mountaineers played against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 35-28. Chase Brice went 19/28 with 279 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 168 and walked away from the contest with 1 interception. Nate Noel was the leader on the ground for the Mountaineers with 6 carries for 31 yards (5.2 yards per attempt). In all, they tallied 55 plays which totaled 367 yds. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ended up rushing 27 times and tallied 88 yds, which earned them an average of 3.3 yards per tote. In the running game, the Mountaineers gave up 192 yards on 45 tries, which is 4.3 yds per run allowed. Appalachian State allowed 19 pass completions on 27 tries for 284 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.4%.
Regarding scoring, the Appalachian State Mountaineers have an average of 35.9 PPG. As a unit they average 194.9 yards on the ground which has them sitting 29th in the country. The Mountaineers have attained 4,044 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Appalachian State has compiled 25 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns. Appalachian State has recorded 209 first downs, and they have committed 52 penalties for 476 yds. They have surrendered the ball 9 times.
In terms of passing yardage, the Mountaineers are allowing 1,719 yds which puts them in 26th in the nation. They are conceding 191.0 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 58.6%. In total, they have yielded 327.1 yards/game putting them 24th in college football. They have relinquished 11 touchdowns by air in addition to 15 touchdowns pounding the rock. The opposition is running for 3.7 yards per run and 136.1 yards on the ground per game on the year. During the season, they have conceded 1,225 rushing yards through 9 outings. The Mountaineers rank 61st in college football concerning team defense, conceding 25.3 PPG.
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The Thundering Herd head into this game 5-4 this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Thundering Herd got the victory with a final of 12-0 when they played the Old Dominion Monarchs. Khalan Laborn ran the football 31 times for 139 yds, ending the game with 4.5 yds per carry for Marshall. Cam Fancher walked away from the game with 89 yards on 13/25 through the air while his QB rating was 65.9. He had 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 3.6. Marshall conceded 14 attempts on the ground for 11 yards (0.8 yards per carry). The Thundering Herd pass defense conceded a completion rate of 52.2%, relinquishing 198 yards on 24 out of 46 through the air. The Thundering Herd finished the contest with a total of 387 yards and they ran 81 plays (4.8 yds per play). Marshall ran the ball for 5.3 yards per tote, finishing with 298 yards on 56 carries.
The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 390.4 yards per game, which ranks them 69th in college football. The Marshall offense has totaled 538 penalty yards on 62 violations, which ranks 43rd in the nation in terms of helping out the other team. For the season thus far, the Thundering Herd have earned 1,701 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 189.0 passing yards per game, putting them at 111th in Division 1. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Thundering Herd sit 99th in Division 1 holding an average of 23.4 points per game.
Marshall has allowed a total of 708 yards on the ground (78.7 yards per outing) and 5 touchdowns rushing on the season. They have given up 9 touchdowns through the air and 195.9 yards/outing, which has them sitting 27th in college football. The Thundering Herd defense has been on the field for 565 plays, which ranks 21st in college football. The Thundering Herd are allowing 15.6 PPG, which has them ranked 6th in college football. In total, they have relinquished 140 total points.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd +1
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