Marshall Thundering Herd vs Bowling Green Falcons Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Doyt L. Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Falcons (+18)
Doyt L. Perry Stadium is where the Bowling Green Falcons (0-2) will attempt to beat the Marshall Thundering Herd (2-0) on Saturday. Bowling Green opens as 18-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 54.
The Marshall Thundering Herd head into this game 2-0 for this season. In their last matchup, the Thundering Herd took on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and took home the win by a score of 26-21. Khalan Laborn led the offense in rushing for the Thundering Herd with 31 attempts for 163 yards (5.3 yards per carry). Henry Colombi went 16/21 with 145 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 149.9 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. On the ground, the Thundering Herd conceded 130 yards on 37 attempts, which averages out to 3.5 yards per run allowed. Marshall gave up 21 completions on 38 attempts for 221 yards, and a completion rate of 55.3%. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 71 plays which converted into 364 yds. The Marshall Thundering Herd ran the ball 50 different times and compiled 219 yards, which is an average of 4.4 yds per carry.
The Thundering Herd have attained 976 total yards for the year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Marshall has earned 3 touchdowns via the pass and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 1 time. Marshall has 54 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 9 penalties for 69 yds. As a team they are averaging 299.5 yards via the ground game which is 3rd in D-1. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Marshall Thundering Herd are sitting at 40.5 PPG.
The Thundering Herd are sitting in 25th in the nation when it comes to team defense, giving up 12.0 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 2.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 80.0 rushing yards per game on the campaign. In total, they have conceded 160 yards via the ground game in 2 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Thundering Herd are allowing 305 yards which puts them in 19th in the nation. They are allowing 152.5 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 51.9%. Over the course of this season, they have given up 232.5 yards per contest which puts them 10th in the nation. They have surrendered 1 touchdown through the air as well as 2 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Falcons step onto the field holding a record of 0-2 for this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Falcons walked away with a loss by a score of 59-57 when they played the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. Matt McDonald (5 TDs) walked away from the contest with 283 yds on 23/40 passing while his QB rating was 158.2. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 7.1. Matt McDonald ran the football 5 times for 64 yards, walking away from the game with 12.8 yds per carry for Bowling Green. The Falcons finished with a total of 431 yards on 85 plays (5.1 yds per play). Bowling Green rushed the ball for 3.3 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 148 yds on 45 attempts. Bowling Green surrendered 37 attempts on the ground for 118 yards (3.2 yards per carry). The Falcons pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 70.2%, relinquishing 324 yds on 33 for 47 passing.
The Bowling Green Falcons hold an average of 296.5 yards/game, which ranks them 120th in the country. The Bowling Green offense has racked up 143 yards of penalties on 17 violations, which ranks them 30th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition. During this campaign so far, the Falcons have thrown for a total of 408 yards via the pass along with an average of 204.0 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 95th in Division 1. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Falcons are ranking 48th in Division 1 scoring 37.0 points per game.
Bowling Green has allowed the opposition a total of 387 yards via the ground game (193.5 yards per game) and 6 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. They have allowed 6 touchdowns through the air and 340.5 yards/contest, which has them in 126th in Division 1. The Falcons defense has participated in 176 plays, ranking them 117th in D-1. The Falcons are allowing 52.0 points per contest, ranking them 130th in the country. Overall, they have relinquished 104 total points.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/Falcons college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Falcons +18
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