Inside the Numbers: Marshall vs North Texas

Herdhaven takes a look inside the stats for the CUSA opener this weekend for the Marshall Thundering Herd, as they travel to Denton, Texas to take on North Texas.

Marshall is set to take on the Mean Green of North Texas.  Earlier, Herdhaven dove into the recruiting side of things in regards to the rankings of each starter as they were being recruited.  Now it is time to dive inside the stats/numbers through the first quarter or so of the season.

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Currently:

 

Marshall 1 – 3 overall, 0 – 0 in CUSA Play

Morgan State – 62 – 0

Akron – 38 – 65

Louisville – 28 – 59

Pittsburtch – 27 – 43

 

North Texas 2 – 3 overall, 1 – 1 in CUSA Play

SMU – 21 – 34

Bethune Cookman – 41 – 20

Florida – 0 – 32

Rice – 42 – 35

Middle Tennessee State – 13 – 30

 

Inside the Stats:

 

                                                                                Marshall                               North Texas

3rd Down Conversions Offense                                   118th, 29.3%                        103rd, 34.2%

3rd Down Conversion Defense                                   94th, 42.9%                          105th, 45.6%

Penalty Yardage                                                       128th, 103 yards                   104th, 69.2 yards

Passing Offense                                                       40th, 264.5 yards                  89th, 205 yards

Passing Defense                                                      122nd, 312.8 yards                 63rd, 224.2 yards

Sacks Allowed                                                          56th, 2.0 per game               125th, 4.2 sacks per game

Rushing Offense                                                       93rd, 145.8 yards                  113th, 123.8 yards

Rushing Defense                                                      85th, 179.3 yards                   111th, 224.2 yards

Scoring Defense                                                      123rd, 41.8 points                    84th, 30.2 points

Scoring Offense                                                      33rd, 38.8 points                      100th, 23.4 points

Team Sacks                                                            93rd, 1.75 per game                 82nd, 1.8 per game

Total Defense                                                          119th, 492 yards                       99th, 448.4 yards

Total Offense                                                          74th, 410.3 yards                       119th, 328.8 yards

Turnover Margin                                                      59th                                         48th

 

Points of Emphasis for Marshall to win

-          Control the line of scrimmage

-          Limit Turnovers

-          Limit Penalties

-          Get pressure on the quarterback

 

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