Frank Harris, Top UTSA vs. Marshall Players to Watch – Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 9, 2023

The UTSA Roadrunners and the Marshall Thundering Herd meet for the Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl. The bowl matchup is December 19, 2023, starting at 9:00 PM ET, airing on ESPN.

The Roadrunners lost 29-16 last time out when they met the Tulane Green Wave. In their most recent outing, the Thundering Herd took on the Arkansas State Red Wolves and won by a final score of 35-21.

Last time out for the Roadrunners, Frank Harris finished with 25 completions on 38 attempts (65.8%) for 198 yards, adding one touchdown and two interceptions, plus 13 rushing attempts for 28 yards. Kevorian Barnes carried the ball 12 times for 92 yards. Joshua Cephus hauled in six passes for 83 yards.

In the Thundering Herd’s last game, Cam Fancher threw for 214 yards on 16-22 passing (72.7%), throwing three touchdowns, plus 18 rushing attempts for 100 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Ethan Payne rushed for 113 yards on 19 attempts. Charles Montgomery earned 51 yards on four receptions with two scores.

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UTSA Players to Watch

  • Harris has thrown for 2,506 yards while completing 64.9% of his passes (218-of-336), with 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions this year (250.6 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 86 times for 323 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 32.3 yards per game.
  • Barnes has run for a team-leading 698 yards on 139 attempts (69.8 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns.
  • Robert Henry has rushed for 551 yards on 113 carries (45.9 yards per game), with nine touchdowns on the ground this year.
  • Cephus has 81 catches, leading his team with 1,047 yards (87.3 ypg) while also scoring nine touchdowns this season.
  • Tykee Ogle-Kellogg has also added 30 catches for 521 yards and seven touchdowns this year. He puts up 43.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Devin McCuin is averaging 47.1 yards per game, racking up 39 receptions for 518 yards and three touchdowns.

Marshall Players to Watch

  • This campaign, Fancher has recorded 2,162 passing yards (216.2 yards per game) while completing 202 of 309 passes (65.4% completion percentage), with 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He has added 276 rushing yards on 120 carries (plus four touchdowns), averaging 27.6 yards per game.
  • Rasheen Ali has racked up a team-high 1,043 rushing yards (94.8 yards per game) and scored 14 touchdowns. He has added 28 catches for 213 yards (19.4 receiving yards per game) with one receiving touchdown.
  • So far this year Payne has run for 301 yards on 72 carries (25.1 ypg).
  • This season DeMarcus Harris has 24 receptions for a team-high 396 receiving yards (39.6 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Caleb Coombs has chipped in with 39 catches for 310 yards and two touchdowns this year. He puts up 31 receiving yards per game.
  • This season Jayden Harrison is averaging 23.2 yards per game, with 22 catches for 278 yards and one touchdown.

UTSA Recent Stat Leaders

  • Brandon High has helped carry the Roadrunners’ defense with in their last three games.
  • As part of the Roadrunners’ defensive unit, Ken Robinson has recorded 11 tackles in their last three games.
  • The Roadrunners’ defense has been aided in their last three games by the contributions of Jaren Randle, who has collected 11 tackles.
  • With 11 tackles, Dan Dishman has helped lead the Roadrunners’ defense over their last three games.

Marshall Recent Stat Leaders

  • Eric Meeks has amassed 11 tackles in the Thundering Herd’s last three outings.
  • For the Herd in their last three outings, J.J. Roberts has recorded 10 tackles.
  • The Thundering Herd’s Ali has collected 10 tackles in the Thundering Herd’s last three contests.
  • On defense, TyQaze Leggs has compiled three tackles for the Herd in their last three outings.

UTSA vs. Marshall Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
UTSA -12.5 -108 -112 51.5 -110 -110

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Team Stat Comparison

UTSA Marshall
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 31.7 (45) 23.3 (94)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 24.7 (54) 28.2 (82)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 15 (92) 20 (129)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 10 (97) 12 (73)

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