Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Thundering Herd (-3)
Joan C. Edwards Stadium is the location where the Marshall Thundering Herd (5-6) will try to defeat the Arkansas State Red Wolves (6-5) on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Marshall opens this game as 3-point favorites. The total comes in at 53.5.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves come into this game with a record of 6-5 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Red Wolves went up against the Texas State Bobcats and went home with a win by a final score of 77-31. Ja'Quez Cross led the offense in rushing for the Red Wolves with 13 totes for 139 yards (10.7 yds per carry). Jaylen Raynor finished 14/17 with 196 yards passing. He had a quarterback rate of 179.2 and ended the contest with no interceptions. Against the run, the Red Wolves conceded 173 yards on 38 attempts, which calculates to 4.6 yards per run surrendered. Arkansas State gave up 37 completions on 55 tries for a total of 366 yards, and a completion rate of 67.3%. In all, they ran 57 plays for 487 yds. The Arkansas State Red Wolves ran the football 40 different times and had 291 yds, which earned them an average of 7.3 yards per carry.
The Red Wolves have racked up 4,201 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring, Arkansas State has amassed 14 touchdowns via the pass and 19 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 10 different times. Arkansas State has accrued 219 first downs, and they have committed 67 penalties for 655 yards. As a unit they're averaging 162.1 yards on the ground which is 65th in college football. In terms of putting points on the board, the Arkansas State Red Wolves are sitting at 28.4 points per outing.
When talking about yards through the air, the Red Wolves have conceded 2,926 yards which ranks them 123rd in the country. They have yielded 266.0 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 68.7%. During the season, they are granting 441.2 yards/outing putting them at 124th in college football. They have granted 20 touchdowns through the air as well as 19 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt and 175.2 yards on the ground per contest for the campaign. Overall, they have allowed 1,927 rushing yards through 11 games. The Red Wolves are sitting in 105th in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 30.8 PPG.
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The Thundering Herd step onto the field holding a record of 5-6 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Thundering Herd took a defeat with a final score of 28-0 when they played the South Alabama Jaguars. Cole Pennington ended the game with 159 yards on 22/36 through the air while his quarterback rating was 81.5. He threw 3 picks and his average yards per attempt was 4.4. Rasheen Ali carried the football 16 times for 55 yds, finishing the game with 3.4 yards per attempt for Marshall. The Thundering Herd finished with 201 yds while running 56 plays (3.6 yds per play). Marshall rushed the ball for 2.1 yards per carry, finishing the game with 42 yards on 20 attempts. Marshall relinquished 46 running attempts for 193 yards (4.2 yards per carry). The Thundering Herd pass defense conceded a completion rate of 73.1%, relinquishing 196 yds on 19 out of 26 through the air.
The Marshall Thundering Herd maintain an average of 345.5 yards/game, which has them ranked 95th in the country. The Marshall offense has accrued 600 yards of penalties on 68 infractions, which ranks 56th in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards. They average 121.1 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 1,332 yards for the season. They have given away 17 picks while losing 9 fumbles and they have been able to tally 201 first downs. In relation to their ability to score points, the Thundering Herd currently sit 104th in the nation holding an average of 22.2 points per contest. During this campaign so far, the Thundering Herd have thrown for 2,468 yards through the air as well as an average of 224.4 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 68th in the nation.
Marshall has allowed the opposition a total of 1,845 yards via the ground game (167.7 yards per game) and 17 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have surrendered 20 touchdowns through the air in addition to 214.5 yards per outing, ranking them 48th in D-1. Their defense has 3 fumbles and 10 picks for the year. The Thundering Herd defense has taken the field for 751 plays, which is good for 87th in Division 1. The Thundering Herd are conceding 28.8 PPG, which has them sitting 97th in Division 1. In total, they have relinquished 317 total points.
Who will win tonight's Red Wolves/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -3
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