Free College Football Picks Today: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Georgia State Panthers 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Georgia State Panthers 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The Georgia State University Panthers (4-7, 3-4 SBC) and Marshall University Thundering Herd (7-4, 4-3 SBC) face off Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium for their regular season finales. The Thundering Herd are six-point favorites, and the total is 45.

Georgia State is coming off a narrow 42-40 loss against James Madison at Showker Field at Bridgeforth Stadium last Saturday. Darren Grainger was 8 of 15 for 176 yards and a touchdown.

Marcus Carroll ran 14 times for 41 yards and a touchdown. Jamari Thrash caught four passes for 136 yards and a touchdown.

Marshall won for the third straight game last Saturday, beating Georgia Southern 23-10 at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. Cam Fancher threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns. Rasheen Ali carried 16 times for 79 yards. EJ Horton scored once. He caught two receptions for 76 yards.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Panthers are averaging 30.6 points per game for the season, 52nd in FBS, and they are facing a Thundering Herd defense that has surrendered 15.6 PPG (7th).

Meanwhile, Marshall has scored 23.8 points a game this season, 95th in the nation, and Georgia State is allowing 31.5 PPG (111th).

The Panthers rank as one of the country’s top teams in rushing yards per game (227.9, 11th), while they are 107th in passing yards (194.6). They will be matching strength against strength on the ground, as the Thundering Herd are sixth in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game (91.2).

Against the pass, Marshall is 26th (195.0).Marshall is 104th in the country in passing yards per game (199.6) and 26th in rushing (199.0), while the Panthers are allowing 230.7 passing yards (76th) and 160.7 rushing yards per game (81st).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through 11 games, Darren Grainger has thrown for 17 touchdowns (7 INT) and 194.5 yards per game to lead Georgia State in passing. In five away games this season, he has five TDs (2 INT) and an average of 130.0 yards passing.

Darren Grainger also leads the team in rushing with an average of 65.9 yards per game. He has six touchdowns on the ground. Jamari Thrash is the Panthers’ leading receiver with 86.8 yards a game and six TDs.

Cam Fancher has six passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 112.9 yards per game through 11 games to lead Marshall. In five home games this season, he has thrown for three TDs (1 INT) and an average of 134.6 yards.

Khalan Laborn has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 120.3 yards a game through 11 games. He has 14 touchdowns.

Corey Gammage has been a key target in the Thundering Herd’s aerial attack. He has five touchdowns and a 59.9 yard per game average through 11 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Marshall (-250)

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