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    Rasheen Ali will lead the Marshall Thundering Herd (4-0) into their battle against the NC State Wolfpack (3-2) at Wayne Day Family Field at Carter-Finley Stadium, on Saturday at 2:00 PM ET.

    The Thundering Herd are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+6.5), versus the Wolfpack (with an over/under of 45.5 points).

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    Game Info for NC State vs. Marshall

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: The CW
    • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Wayne Day Family Field at Carter-Finley Stadium
    NC State vs Marshall Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    NC State -6.5 -110 -110 45.5 -110 -110 -252 +205

    NC State Pick Insights

    • NC State has put together a 0-3-1 record against the spread this season.
    • NC State has not yet covered the spread as favorites of 6.5 points or more this season (0-2).
    • NC State has combined with its opponent to go over in one of four games with a set total (25%).

    NC State Stats & Insights

    • NC State ranks 98th in total offense (345.2 yards per game) and 34th in total defense (322 yards allowed per game) this season.
    • NC State ranks 91st in scoring offense (25.4 points per game) and 37th in scoring defense (20 points allowed per game) this year.
    • NC State is totaling 194.2 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 106th in the FBS. The defense ranks 63rd, giving up 226.4 passing yards per contest.
    • NC State ranks 70th in rushing yards this year (151 rushing yards per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking 19th-best in the FBS with 95.6 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • NC State owns the 35th-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (45.5% conversion rate), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 14th-best with a 29.7% third-down percentage allowed.
    • NC State ranks 46th in college football with a +1 turnover margin after forcing 8 turnovers (37th in the FBS) while committing seven (66th in the FBS).

    NC State’s Best Players

    • Brennan Armstrong has thrown for 971 yards, completing 58.8% of his passes and tossing five touchdowns and six interceptions this season. He’s also run for 286 yards (57.2 ypg) on 69 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Michael Allen has carried the ball 29 times for 139 yards (27.8 per game).
    • Kevin Concepcion’s leads his squad with 245 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 23 catches (out of 36 targets) and scored two touchdowns.
    • Porter Rooks has caught 10 passes for 125 yards (25 yards per game) this year.
    • Julian Gray’s seven catches are good enough for 116 yards.
    • Davin Vann has racked up three sacks to lead the team, while also picking up two TFL and 14 tackles.
    • Payton Wilson has 55 tackles, three TFL, 2.5 sacks, and one interception, and leads the team in both tackles and interceptions.

    Marshall Betting Insights

    • Marshall is 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Out of Marshall’s three games with a set total, two have hit the over (66.7%).

    Marshall Pick Insights

    • Marshall is posting 412.3 total yards per game on offense this season (56th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 336.8 total yards per contest (43rd-ranked).
    • Marshall ranks 68th in the FBS with 29.3 points per game on offense, and it ranks 39th with 20.5 points given up per contest on defense.
    • Marshall ranks 59th in the FBS with 243.3 passing yards per game, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks second-best by allowing only 143 passing yards per game.
    • Marshall has been struggling against the run, ranking 15th-worst with 193.8 rushing yards allowed per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, compiling 169 rushing yards per contest (52nd-ranked).
    • Marshall ranks 11th-worst in third-down conversion rate (30.8%), but at least it has been shutting down opposing offenses on the defensive side of the ball, ranking fourth-best in third-down rate allowed (23.7%).
    • Marshall has a -1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 83rd in the FBS.

    Marshall’s Best Players

    • Cam Fancher has thrown for 890 yards (222.5 ypg) to lead Marshall, completing 70.4% of his passes and recording four touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 162 yards (40.5 ypg) on 43 carries.
    • Ali has run the ball 91 times for 475 yards, with nine touchdowns. He’s also tacked on nine catches for 64 yards.
    • Cade Conley has totaled 18 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 167 (41.8 yards per game). He’s been targeted 21 times and has one touchdown.
    • Caleb Coombs has caught 15 passes and compiled 138 receiving yards (34.5 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Caleb McMillan has racked up 137 reciving yards (34.3 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Sam Burton paces the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has two TFL and 15 tackles.
    • Eli Neal, Marshall’s leading tackler, has 20 tackles, two TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Micah Abraham has a team-high two interceptions to go along with five tackles and two passes defended.
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