This blog post is rated “R” for “Race you to the Ryman.”
195.4 — Rushing yards Middle Tennessee allows per game, 12th best in the 14-team Conference USA.
255.0 — Passing yards MTSU allows per game, 10th best in the conference.
450.3 — Marshall’s total yards per game, best in the conference and 41st in the FBS.
Not a good combination for the Blue Raiders, eh? Now here’s why Marshall can’t get too cocky.
2 — MTSU’s national ranking in turnovers gained, tied with four other teams with 20.
30 — MTSU’s national ranking in sacks, tied with three other teams with 18.
14 — The Blue Raiders’ total sacks in 12 games last season. They’ve gotten a little better in that department.
Here’s where Marshall isn’t doing so well …
11 — Turnovers Marshall has lost this season, tied with 12 other teams for 59th best in the FBS.
2.5 — Sacks Marshall allows per game, tied with three other teams for 91st in the FBS.
2-5 — Marshall’s record in games outside of Saturdays since Coach Doc Holliday’s arrival. The Herd was 0-1 last season, 2-1 in 2011 and 0-3 in 2010.
And finally …
0 — The percentage of chance I’ll leave the Nashville area this week with a record deal.