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The Myrtle Beach Bowl will see the Marshall Thundering Herd and the UConn Huskies square off on Monday, December 19, 2022. The matchup begins at 2:30 PM ET and airs on ESPN.
The Thundering Herd are expected to win by double digits (currently -10) versus the Huskies. The over/under for this matchup is 40.5 points.
Game Info and Betting Lines for Marshall vs. UConn
- Game Day: Monday, December 19, 2022
- Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Conway, South Carolina
- Stadium: Brooks Stadium
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Marshall Betting Insights
- UConn is 9-3-0 against the spread this season.
- UConn is 4-3 against the spread when an underdog by 10 points or more this year.
- The teams have hit the over in four of UConn’s 12 games with a set total.
Marshall Stats & Insights
- Marshall ranks 56th in total offense this year (401.7 yards per game), but has been shining on defense, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with 401.7 yards allowed per game.
- Marshall ranks 95th in points scored this season (24.2 points per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking seventh-best in the FBS with 16.2 points allowed per game.
- Marshall is averaging 198.8 passing yards per game on offense (106th in the FBS), and ranks 33rd on the other side of the ball with 202.8 passing yards allowed per game.
- Marshall has been a tough opponent for opposing teams in the running game, ranking top-25 in both rushing offense (22nd-best with 202.9 rushing yards per game) and rushing defense (fourth-best with 85.3 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
- On the defensive side of the ball, Marshall has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking best by surrendering a 21.2% third-down conversion rate. The team’s offense ranks 98th (36.0% third-down conversion rate).
- Marshall has forced 24 total turnovers (sixth in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 15 times (45th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +9, the 10th-best in college football.
Marshall’s Best Players
- Cam Fancher has been a dual threat for Marshall so far this season. He has 1,432 passing yards, completing 55.7% of his passes and recording eight touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 432 yards (39.3 ypg) on 99 carries with one rushing touchdown.
- Khalan Laborn has racked up 1,423 yards on 281 carries while finding the end zone 16 times as a runner.
- Corey Gammage’s team-high 624 yards as a receiver have come on 42 receptions (out of zero targets) with four touchdowns.
- Charles Montgomery has caught 32 passes while averaging 38.7 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
- Talik Keaton has been the target of zero passes and hauled in 24 receptions for 226 yards, an average of 28.3 yards per contest..
- Owen Porter has seven sacks to pace the team, and also has 11 TFL, 39 tackles, and one interception.
- Elias Neal, Marshall’s tackle leader, has 82 tackles, six TFL, three sacks, and one interception this year.
- Micah Abraham leads the team with five interceptions, while also recording 31 tackles, one TFL, and eight passes defended.
UConn Betting Insights
- UConn’s ATS record is 9-3-0 this season.
- UConn has a 4-3 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 10 points or more.
- UConn games have gone over the point total in four out of 12 opportunities (33.3%).
UConn Stats & Insights
- UConn has been struggling offensively, ranking eighth-worst with 301.8 total yards per game. It has been better on defense, allowing 388.4 total yards per contest (78th-ranked).
- UConn’s offense has been bottom-25 this season, registering 19.8 points per game, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 61st with 26.1 points ceded per contest.
- UConn’s passing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating 107.0 passing yards per game, which ranks fifth-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 63rd with 220.6 passing yards surrendered per contest.
- With 194.8 rushing yards per game on offense, UConn ranks 32nd in the FBS. Defensively it ranks 92nd, surrendering 167.8 rushing yards per game.
- UConn is posting a 37.7% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (82nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering a 42.4% third-down rate (104th-ranked) on defense.
- With 19 forced turnovers (27th in the FBS) and 16 turnovers committed (59th in the FBS) this season, UConn ranks 38th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +3.
UConn’s Best Players
- Zion Turner leads UConn with 1,242 yards on 140-of-231 passing with nine touchdowns compared to seven interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 237 rushing yards (19.8 ypg) on 84 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
- Victor Rosa is his team’s leading rusher with 124 carries for 560 yards, or 50.9 per game. He’s found the end zone nine times on the ground, as well.
- Devontae Houston has run for 538 yards across 79 attempts, scoring three touchdowns.
- Aaron Turner’s 463 receiving yards (38.6 yards per game) lead the team. He has 52 receptions on zero targets with three touchdowns.
- Kevens Clercius has put up a 288-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught 24 passes on zero targets.
- Justin Joly’s zero targets have resulted in 17 grabs for 238 yards and two touchdowns.
- Jackson Mitchell, who leads the team in tackles and sacks, has racked up four sacks, five TFL, 123 tackles, and one interception.
- Tre Wortham has a team-leading four interceptions to go along with 35 tackles and five passes defended.