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    One of the best rushers in college football will be on display when Rasheen Ali and the Marshall Thundering Herd (4-2) host the James Madison Dukes (6-0) on Thursday, October 19, 2023.

    The Thundering Herd are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+4), against the Dukes (with an over/under of 52 points).

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    Game Info for James Madison vs. Marshall

    • Game Day: Thursday, October 19, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Huntington, West Virginia
    • Stadium: Joan C. Edwards Stadium
    James Madison vs Marshall Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    James Madison -4 -110 -110 52 -111 -109 -190 +158

    James Madison Pick Insights

    • So far this season, James Madison has put together a 4-2-0 record against the spread.
    • James Madison has a 2-2 record against the spread in games it was favored by 4 points or more this season.
    • James Madison games have hit the over on three of six occasions (50%).

    James Madison Stats & Insights

    • James Madison is totaling 399 yards per game offensively this year (63rd in the FBS), and are allowing 352.8 yards per game (52nd) on the other side of the ball.
    • James Madison is averaging 34.5 points per game on offense (28th in the FBS), and ranks 42nd defensively with 21 points allowed per game.
    • James Madison sports the 55th-ranked passing offense this year (244.5 passing yards per game), and has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking fifth-worst with 310 passing yards allowed per game.
    • James Madison ranks 68th in rushing yards this season (154.5 rushing yards per game), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking best in the FBS with 42.8 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • While James Madison’s third-down defense ranks 31st with a 33.7% third-down conversion rate allowed per game, the offense has been less successful, ranking sixth-worst with a 29.5% third-down percentage.
    • James Madison has the 24th-best turnover margin in college football at +4, forcing 11 turnovers (31st in the FBS) while turning it over seven times (35th in the FBS).

    James Madison’s Best Players

    • Jordan McCloud has compiled 1,432 yards (238.7 ypg) on 100-of-155 passing with 14 touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 128 rushing yards (21.3 ypg) on 39 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
    • Kaelon Black has carried the ball 84 times for a team-high 410 yards on the ground and has found the end zone one time as a runner. He’s also tacked on 16 catches for 144 yards (24 per game) and three touchdowns via the pass.
    • This season, Ty Son Lawton has carried the ball 49 times for 244 yards (40.7 per game) and four touchdowns.
    • Reggie Brown’s 423 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 39 times and has totaled 20 catches and three touchdowns.
    • Elijah Sarratt has hauled in 24 receptions totaling 385 yards, finding the end zone three times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Zach Horton has racked up nine receptions for 152 yards, an average of 25.3 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
    • Jalen Green paces the team with eight sacks, and also has seven TFL, 24 tackles, and one interception.
    • Aiden Fisher, James Madison’s leading tackler, has 38 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Francis Meehan leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording 14 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended.

    Marshall Betting Insights

    • Marshall has covered the spread twice in five opportunities this year.
    • Marshall is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 4-point underdogs.
    • Marshall has gone over in four of their five games with a set total (80%).

    Marshall Pick Insights

    • Marshall ranks 48th with 420.8 total yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 63rd with 370.3 total yards allowed per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • With 30.3 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, Marshall ranks 55th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 89th, allowing 28.5 points per game.
    • Marshall ranks 43rd in the FBS with 264.8 passing yards per contest, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 14th-best by giving up only 178.5 passing yards per contest.
    • Marshall ranks 64th in rushing yards per game (156), but it has been worse on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 15th-worst in the FBS with 191.8 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • Marshall ranks 12th-worst in third-down conversion rate (30.9%), but at least it has been playing well on defense, ranking sixth-best in third-down rate surrendered (27.9%).
    • Marshall has accumulated nine forced turnovers (61st in the FBS) and committed 11 turnovers (93rd in the FBS) this season for a -2 turnover margin that ranks 87th in the FBS.

    Marshall’s Best Players

    • Cam Fancher has thrown for 1,506 yards (251 ypg) to lead Marshall, completing 68.6% of his passes and collecting seven touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 196 yards (32.7 ypg) on 73 carries with two touchdowns.
    • Ali has carried the ball 124 times for 641 yards, with 11 touchdowns. He’s also tacked on 15 catches for 144 yards and one touchdown.
    • Darryle Simmons has collected 19 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 207 (34.5 yards per game). He’s been targeted 24 times.
    • Caleb Coombs has 23 receptions (on 30 targets) for a total of 197 yards (32.8 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Cade Conley has racked up 167 reciving yards (27.8 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Sam Burton leads the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has two TFL and 21 tackles.
    • Eli Neal is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s picked up 31 tackles, two TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Micah Abraham leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up eight tackles and two passes defended.
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