Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles - 10/9/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (3-2) at Marshall Thundering Herd (4-1)
College Football: Friday, October 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Joan C. Edwards Stadium)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd play host to the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in week six.
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have been a non factor in recent years but have shown improvement thus far in 2015. The Golden Eagles overwhelmed North Texas 49-14 in week five to up their record to 3-2. USM did what they chose in racking up 573 yards while the Mean Green totaled386 yards and were shutout for three quarters. Southern Miss was prolific in the air with Nick Mullens completing 27-36 for 325 yards and for touchdowns with Michael Thomas recording seven catches for 155 yards and three scores. Justice Hayes and Ito Smith led a two pronged rushing attack from the Golden Eagles with a combined 190 yards on 25 touches with each making a trip to the end zone.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd have probably heard the talk saying they are not as good as last season but at the end of the day a 4-1 record is the envy of many teams. Marshall's defense led the way in a 27-7 victory versus visiting Old Dominion in week five with ODU posting 285 yards and turning the ball over four times. Marshall totaled 324 yards with balance but were hurt by a pair of lost fumbles. Chase Litton led the Thundering Herd in the air by hitting 21-35 for 212 yards and a pair of touchdowns with DeAndre Reaves and Ryan Yurachek combining for133 yards on 12 receptions. Tony Pittman paced Marshall on the with 127 yards on 32 totes with a touchdown.
The Golden Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf while going 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The under is 5-0 in Thundering Herd last 5 games following a ATS win and the Thundering Herd are 12-2-1 ATS in their last 15 home games vs. a team with a winning road record while the under is 8-2 in Thundering Herd last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Golden Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. I said Southern Miss is improved but I don’t see an upset here but I will take the points….