Marshall Thundering Herd vs Georgia Southern Eagles Prediction, 11/19/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Georgia Southern Eagles
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+3)
The Marshall Thundering Herd (6-4) are traveling to Allen E. Paulson Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Georgia Southern Eagles (5-5). Georgia Southern opens this game as 3-point underdogs. The total is set at 53.
The Marshall Thundering Herd head into this matchup 6-4 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Thundering Herd went up against the Appalachian State Mountaineers and went home with a win by a final score of 28-21. Cam Fancher went 16/28 with 225 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 141.1 and ended the game with 1 interception. Khalan Laborn was the best rusher for the Thundering Herd with 18 attempts for 53 yards (2.9 yds per carry). The Marshall Thundering Herd rushed the ball a total of 37 different times and totaled 121 yards, which is an average of 3.3 yards per carry. When all was said and done, they tallied 66 plays which totaled 341 yards. Marshall gave up 15 pass completions on 34 tries for a total of 177 yds, and a completion percentage of 44.1%. In the running game, the Thundering Herd gave up 116 yards on 40 attempts, which calculates to 2.9 yards per run allowed.
In terms of scoring, the Marshall Thundering Herd hold an average of 23.9 points per contest. As a team they average 193.4 yards on the ground which has them sitting 29th in D-1. The Thundering Herd have tallied 3,855 yards in total for the year. With reference to distribution of touchdowns, Marshall has amassed 10 touchdowns through the air and 16 rushing touchdowns. Marshall has earned 199 first downs, and they have been called for 70 infractions for 624 yds. They have turned the football over 17 times.
The Thundering Herd rank 8th in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 16.1 PPG. They are allowing an average of 2.6 yards per run and 82.4 rushing yards per contest for the year. Overall, they have allowed 824 rushing yards through 10 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Thundering Herd are allowing 1,940 yards which ranks them 30th in college football. They have allowed 194.0 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 50.6%. For the season, they are granting 276.4 yards/outing putting them at 9th in the country. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns via the pass as well as 6 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Eagles head into this game 5-5 this year. In their last game, the Eagles took a loss by a score of 36-17 against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. Kyle Vantrease (1 TD) finished the game with 325 yards on 28/49 through the air while his QB rate was 119.6. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 6.6. Gerald Green carried the rock 10 times for 44 yds, ending the game with 4.4 yds per carry for Georgia Southern. Georgia Southern rushed the ball for 2.9 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 72 yards on 25 carries. The Eagles finished with 430 yards while running 78 plays (5.5 yds per play). The Eagles secondary allowed a completion rate of 53.1%, surrendering 193 yds on 17 out of 32 through the air. Georgia Southern allowed 39 attempts on the ground for 242 yards (6.2 yards per rush).
The Georgia Southern Eagles hold an average of 474.7 yards/game, which has them sitting 17th in the country. The Georgia Southern offense has accrued 466 yards of penalties on 52 infractions, ranking them 102nd in the country in terms of hurting your team. During this campaign so far, the Eagles currently have a total of 3,334 yards through the air as well as an average of 333.4 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 5th in the country. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Eagles sit 27th in the nation with an average of 34.3 points per contest.
The Eagles are relinquishing 31.7 points per game, which has them ranked 111th in the nation. Georgia Southern has allowed a total of 2,248 rushing yards (224.8 yards per contest) in addition to 22 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 317 points in total. They have allowed 16 touchdowns through the air as well as 254.7 yards per game, which puts them in 103rd in D-1. The Eagles defense has taken part in 734 plays, which ranks 109th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -3
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