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    Rasheen Ali will lead the Marshall Thundering Herd (4-4) into their battle against the Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-4) at Kidd Brewer Stadium, on Saturday at 6:00 PM ET.

    The Mountaineers are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3.5), against the Thundering Herd. The over/under for this game is 56 points.

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    Game Info for Appalachian State vs. Marshall

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 4, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: NFL Network
    • Location: Boone, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Kidd Brewer Stadium
    Appalachian State vs Marshall Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Appalachian State -3.5 -109 -110 56 -110 -110 -183 +153

    Appalachian State Pick Insights

    • Appalachian State is 2-5-1 against the spread this season.
    • Appalachian State has a 1-5 record against the spread in games it was favored by 3.5 points or more this season.
    • Appalachian State games have gone over the point total on five of eight occasions (62.5%).

    Appalachian State Stats & Insights

    • Appalachian State has struggled defensively, ranking 19th-worst in the FBS (421.5 yards allowed per game) this season. However, the defense ranks 18th-best, yielding an average of 459.0 yards per game.
    • Offensively, Appalachian State has been a top-25 unit, ranking 24th-best in the FBS by averaging 34.4 points per game. The Mountaineers rank 106th on defense (30.9 points allowed per game).
    • Appalachian State is averaging 280.4 passing yards per game offensively this season (29th in the FBS), and is giving up 218.4 passing yards per game (55th) on defense.
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 run defense that ranks seventh-worst in the FBS (203.1 rushing yards allowed per game), Appalachian State has put up better results on offense, ranking 40th in the FBS by totaling 178.6 rushing yards per game.
    • Appalachian State is averaging a 41.6% third-down percentage on offense (56th in the FBS), and ranks 94th on the other side of the ball with a 41.3% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Appalachian State owns the 85th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -2, forcing 10 turnovers (78th in the FBS) while turning it over 12 times (76th in the FBS).

    Appalachian State’s Best Players

    • Joey Aguilar has recorded 2,173 yards (271.6 ypg) on 162-of-259 passing with 20 touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 199 rushing yards (24.9 ypg) on 48 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Nate Noel, has carried the ball 128 times for 647 yards (80.9 per game), scoring four times.
    • Kanye Roberts has carried the ball 69 times for 384 yards (48.0 per game) and three touchdowns.
    • Kaedin Robinson’s team-leading 457 yards as a receiver have come on 33 catches (out of 44 targets) with four touchdowns.
    • Christan Horn has hauled in 27 passes while averaging 57.0 yards per game and scoring five touchdowns.
    • DaShaun Davis has been the target of 32 passes and racked up 21 receptions for 298 yards, an average of 37.3 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone three times through the air this season.
    • Nate Johnson has 5.0 sacks to pace the team, and also has 5.0 TFL and 29 tackles.
    • Appalachian State’s tackle leader, Andrew Parker, has 64 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks this year.
    • Tyrek Funderburk has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 26 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and two passes defended.

    Marshall Betting Insights

    • Marshall is 2-5-0 against the spread this season.
    • Marshall is winless against the spread (0-2) when playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs.
    • Marshall games have gone over the point total in four out of seven opportunities (57.1%).

    Marshall Pick Insights

    • With 372.1 total yards per game on offense, Marshall ranks 78th in the FBS in 2023. On defense, it ranks 76th, giving up 381.8 total yards per contest.
    • Marshall ranks 89th in the FBS with 24.6 points per game on offense, and it ranks 88th with 28.1 points allowed per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • In terms of passing, Marshall ranks 55th in the FBS (245.5 passing yards per game) and 36th on the other side of the ball (203.4 passing yards allowed per contest).
    • Marshall ranks 102nd in rushing yards per game (126.6), but it has been less effective defensively, ranking 21st-worst in the FBS with 178.4 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • Marshall ranks 10th-worst in third-down conversion rate (30.6%), but at least it has been playing well on defense, ranking 13th-best in third-down rate surrendered (30.4%).
    • Marshall has forced 11 turnovers this season and have turned the ball over 18 times, leading to a -7 turnover margin that is 10th-worst in the FBS.

    Marshall’s Best Players

    • Cam Fancher has put up 1,804 passing yards, or 225.5 per game, so far this season. He has completed 65.6% of his passes and has collected seven touchdowns with eight interceptions. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 17.3 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner two times.
    • Ali has rushed for 693 yards on 136 carries so far this year while scoring 11 times on the ground. He’s also tacked on 17 catches, totaling 148 yards and one touchdown through the air.
    • Ethan Payne has racked up 46 carries and totaled 183 yards.
    • Caleb Coombs leads his team with 260 receiving yards on 28 receptions with two touchdowns.
    • Darryle Simmons has recorded 239 receiving yards (29.9 yards per game) on 23 receptions.
    • Cade Conley’s 23 receptions (on 31 targets) have netted him 215 yards (26.9 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Sam Burton has racked up 4.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording 2.0 TFL and 25 tackles.
    • Marshall’s top-tackler, Eli Neal, has 46 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Micah Abraham has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 15 tackles and three passes defended.
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