Virginia Tech (5-6) is favored against Marshall (8-3) at Lane Stadium on Saturday (December 1, 2018, 12:00ET).
The betting line started at -4.0 points for the Hokies. They’ve gone 2-2 straight up as favorites this year, and 1-3-0 against the spread. The Thundering Herd are 2-1 straight up as underdogs, and 2-1-0 against the spread.
Virginia Tech quarterback Ryan Willis completed 57.0% of his attempts this season for 2,185 yards and 18 touchdowns. Steven Peoples gained 857 yards from scrimmage and rushed for 5 touchdowns, averaging a respectable 5.1 yards per carry.
As a squad, the team gained 424.5 yards per game and scored 28.7 points per game. The defense allowed 435.4 yards and 31.6 points per game, while Houshun Gaines led the way with 5 sacks this season.
The Thundering Herd offense features QB Isaiah Green, who threw for 1,840 yards and 14 TD’s this season. Green completed 55.3% of his passes, which works out to a passer rating of 129.6. Tyler King ran for 682 yards and 4 touchdowns, averaging a remarkable 6.1 yards per carry.
Altogether, Marshall averaged 378.4 yards per game and 28.1 points. The defense allowed 324.8 yards and 20.3 points per game. Ty Tyler scored 7 sacks this season.