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    Marcus Carroll and the Georgia State Panthers (4-1) will host Rasheen Ali and the Marshall Thundering Herd (4-1) on Saturday at 7:00 PM ET, in a battle between a pair of star rushers.

    The Thundering Herd are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+1), versus the Panthers (with an over/under of 54 points).

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    Game Info for Georgia State vs. Marshall

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • Stadium: Center Parc Stadium
    Georgia State vs Marshall Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Georgia State -1 -110 -110 54 -110 -110 -115 -105

    Georgia State Pick Insights

    • Georgia State has a 3-1-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Georgia State has a 2-1 record against the spread when favored by 1 point or more this season.
    • In Georgia State’s four games with a set total, one has hit the over (25%).

    Georgia State Stats & Insights

    • Georgia State is putting up 411.4 yards per game on offense this year (57th in the FBS), and are surrendering 402.8 yards per game (103rd) on the other side of the ball.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Georgia State ranks 57th in the FBS with 31 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 59th in points allowed (402.8 points allowed per contest).
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks seventh-worst in the FBS (300.6 passing yards allowed per game), Georgia State has had more success on offense, ranking 67th in the FBS by putting up 237.4 passing yards per game.
    • Georgia State sports the 49th-ranked offense this year in terms of rushing yards (174 per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 22nd-best with just 102.2 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Georgia State has the 11th-best offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (50.7% third-down percentage), but ranks eighth-worst defensively (48.1% third-down conversion rate).
    • With eight forced turnovers (58th in the FBS) against five turnovers committed (16th in the FBS), Georgia State’s +3+3 turnover margin ranks 29th in college football.

    Georgia State’s Best Players

    • Darren Grainger has thrown for 1,187 yards, completing 68.7% of his passes and recording seven touchdowns and two interceptions this season. He’s also run for 288 yards (57.6 ypg) on 58 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Carroll, has carried the ball 115 times for 583 yards (116.6 per game), scoring nine times. He’s also caught 10 passes for 88 yards.
    • Robert Lewis has hauled in 26 catches for 500 yards (100 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone five times as a receiver.
    • Tailique Williams has caught 15 passes while averaging 53.6 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Jacari Carter’s 16 receptions are good enough for 124 yards.
    • Kevin Swint has two sacks to pace the team, and also has three TFL and 16 tackles.
    • Jontrey Hunter, Georgia State’s tackle leader, has 39 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Gavin Pringle has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 16 tackles, two TFL, 1.5 sacks, and two passes defended.

    Marshall Betting Insights

    • Marshall is 2-2-0 against the spread this year.
    • Marshall has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 1 point or more this year (0-1).
    • The teams have hit the over in three of Marshall’s four games with a set total.

    Marshall Pick Insights

    • Marshall is compiling 413.6 total yards per contest on offense this season (54th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 349.6 total yards per game (48th-ranked).
    • Marshall ranks 51st in the FBS with 31.6 points per game on offense, and it ranks 73rd with 26 points surrendered per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Marshall ranks 46th in the FBS with 257.6 passing yards per contest, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 14th-best by allowing only 167.4 passing yards per contest.
    • Marshall has been struggling to stop the run, ranking 21st-worst with 182.2 rushing yards allowed per game. It has been more productive on offense, generating 156 rushing yards per contest (66th-ranked).
    • On offense, Marshall is a bottom-25 unit on third down, producing a 30% third-down conversion percentage (seventh-worst). Fortunately, it is dominating on defense, giving up a 23.9% third-down rate (fourth-best).
    • At -1, Marshall has the 77th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with nine forced turnovers (38th in the FBS) and 10 turnovers committed (92nd in the FBS).

    Marshall’s Best Players

    • Cam Fancher has been a dual threat for Marshall this season. He has 1,205 passing yards (241 per game) while completing 66.5% of his passes. He’s tossed six touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 187 yards (37.4 ypg) on 63 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • Ali is his team’s leading rusher with 105 carries for 538 yards, or 107.6 per game. He’s found the end zone nine times on the ground, as well.
    • Caleb Coombs has collected 19 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 185 (37 yards per game). He’s been targeted 25 times and has two touchdowns.
    • Cade Conley has collected 167 receiving yards (33.4 yards per game) and one touchdown on 18 receptions.
    • Caleb McMillan’s eight grabs (on 20 targets) have netted him 154 yards (30.8 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Sam Burton has racked up 4.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up two TFL and 19 tackles.
    • Eli Neal is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s amassed 27 tackles, two TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • J.J. Roberts has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 15 tackles and two passes defended to his name.
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