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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 two excellent rushers.

    The Panthers are favored, but by less than a field goal (-1), versus the Thundering Herd. The over/under for this game is 53 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 53 -110 -110 -115 -105

    Georgia State Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Georgia State has compiled a 3-1-0 record against the spread.
    • Georgia State has a 2-1 record against the spread in games it was favored by 1 point or more this season.
    • One of Georgia State’s four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).

    Georgia State Stats & Insights

    • On offense, Georgia State ranks 57th in the FBS with 411.4 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 103rd in total defense (402.8 yards allowed per contest).
    • Georgia State is totaling 31 points per game offensively this year (57th in the FBS), and is giving up 23.8 points per game (59th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Despite having 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 offensively, ranking 67th in the FBS by averaging 237.4 passing yards per game.
    • Defensively, Georgia State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 21st-best by allowing only 102.2 per game. The Panthers rank 48th on offense (174 rushing yards per game).
    • While Georgia State ranks eighth-worst in the FBS in third-down efficiency on defense with a 48.1% third-down percentage allowed, it’s been a different situation offensively, where the Panthers rank 12th-best in the FBS (50.7% third-down percentage).
    • With eight forced turnovers (58th in the FBS) against five turnovers committed (16th in the FBS), Georgia State’s +3+3 turnover margin ranks 28th in college football.

    Georgia State’s Best Players

    • Darren Grainger leads Georgia State with 1,187 yards (237.4 ypg) on 92-of-134 passing with seven touchdowns and two interceptions this season. He also has 288 rushing yards on 58 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
    • Carroll has racked up 583 yards on 115 carries while finding the end zone nine times. He’s also caught 10 passes for 88 yards (17.6 per game).
    • Robert Lewis’ 500 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 38 times and has registered 26 catches and five touchdowns.
    • Tailique Williams has reeled in 15 passes while averaging 53.6 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Jacari Carter’s 16 grabs have turned into 124 yards.
    • Kevin Swint has collected two sacks to lead the team, while also picking up three TFL and 16 tackles.
    • Georgia State’s top-tackler, Jontrey Hunter, has 39 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Gavin Pringle has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 16 tackles, two TFL, 1.5 sacks, and two passes defended to his name.

    Marshall Betting Insights

    • Marshall is 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • Marshall is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 1-point underdogs.
    • Three of Marshall’s four games with a set total have hit the over (75%).

    Marshall Pick Insights

    • In terms of total yards, Marshall ranks 54th in the FBS (413.6 total yards per game) and 48th on defense (349.6 total yards allowed per contest).
    • Marshall is posting 31.6 points per game on offense this season (51st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 26 points per contest (72nd-ranked) on defense.
    • Marshall ranks 47th in the FBS with 257.6 passing yards per game, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 14th-best by giving up only 167.4 passing yards per game.
    • Marshall’s defense has been bottom-25 in run defense this season, surrendering 182.2 rushing yards per game, which ranks 21st-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 65th with 156 rushing yards per contest.
    • While Marshall’s third-down offense has been sputtering, ranking seventh-worst with a 30% third-down conversion rate, its defense ranks fourth-best with a 23.9% third-down rate allowed.
    • Marshall has produced nine forced turnovers (39th in the FBS) and committed 10 turnovers (91st in the FBS) this season for a -1 turnover margin that ranks 74th 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 thrown 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 has run for 538 yards on 105 carries so far this year while scoring nine times on the ground.
    • Caleb Coombs has hauled in 185 receiving yards on 19 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring two touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Cade Conley has put together a 167-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught 18 passes on 21 targets.
    • Caleb McMillan’s eight catches (on 20 targets) have netted him 154 yards (30.8 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Sam Burton leads the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has two TFL and 19 tackles.
    • Eli Neal is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s racked up 27 tackles, two TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • J.J. Roberts has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 15 tackles and two passes defended to his name.
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