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Pay per Head Bookie: Northern Illinois vs. Marshall Game Preview
By Andrew Scott Sunday, 14 December 2014 02:31
One very interesting and not widely mentioned bowl game could be the one between Northern Illinois (11-2) and Marshall (12-1) in Boca Raton, Florida. If it wasn’t for a 67-66 defeat to Western Kentucky in overtime, the Thundering Herd’s season would have finished with them being one of college football’s two undefeated teams. Pay per head bookies can’t wait to see the action when these two teams square off, and believe that the fans will be in for a show.
It was very difficult to tell that the Huskies only have a ranking of 104th place in the country as a team passing the football. Starting QB Drew did an impressive job on the field with 2,097 yards, 17 TD’s, as well as only two picks, and was also able to rush for 850 yards and 8 TD’s. In rushing, the player is second place, just behind Cameron Stingily, who on the team’s ground game recorded 895 yards and 13 TD’s. WR Da’Ron Brown – the one leading the team – was the QB’s favorite target by a very big margin, as for 1,002 yards he made 64 receptions, and had 6 catches for TD’s.
When it comes to Marshall, they have one of the country’s most stable and dynamic offenses. QB Rakeem Cato is the one leading the nation’s 18th-best passing offenses, recording 3,622 yards, 37 TD’s and 11 picks as 58% of the passes made were completed. The player was also able to contribute to the seventh-best rushing attack on the ground, summing up 457 yards as well as six TD’s, which is good for Marshall’s fourth best. RB Devon Johnson is the one leading the team, as the player was able to record 1,636 yards and 16 TD’s on a very impressive 8.6 yards-per-carry. WR Tommy Shuler was Cato’s top target in the team’s passing game, as for 953 yards he caught 74 passes and eight TD’s.
In 2014, the Huskies’ defensive play was of great help when the team won 11 times. Pay per head bookies can see that they’re ranked at 37th place in allowed points, as well as 55th place in total allowed yards for each matchup played. Marshall did an even better job on the field defensively, as this season they’re ranked at 30th place in their total and 22nd place in their scoring defense.
Fans everywhere are very eager to see this meeting get underway, and they’re anticipating a very intense clash when the Boca Raton Bowl gets underway.