Southern Miss at Marshall - 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 -5 -- Over/Under: 58.5 See the Latest Odds
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Marshall Thundering Herd play Friday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles look for a big road victory to get to four wins already on the season. Nick Mullens is completing 66 percent of his passes for 1,691 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. Mullens has three or more touchdown passes in three of his last four games. Casey Martin and Mike Thomas have combined for 675 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while D.J. Thompson has 17 receptions. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles ground game is averaging 176 yards per contest, and Ito Smith leads the way with 365 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Southern Miss is allowing 28 points and 443.6 yards per game. D'Nerius Antoine leads the Golden Eagles with 32 tackles, Dylan Bradley has four sacks and Kalan Reed has four pass deflections.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd look for another victory to string together four straight wins. Chase Litton is completing 57.8 percent of his passes for 633 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Litton has eight touchdown passes in three games. Ryan Yurachek and Deandre Reaves have combined for 386 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Davonte Allen has 16 receptions. The Marshall Thundering Herd ground game is averaging 154.8 yards per contest, and Devon Johnson leads the way with 390 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Marshall is allowing 19 points and 348.2 yards per game. Evan McKelvey leads the Thundering Herd with 60 tackles, Gary Thompson has three sacks and Taj Letman has three interceptions. Devon Johnson, Remi Watson and Emanuel Byrd are questionable.
The Golden Eagles are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 conference games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thundering Herd are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 home games and 9-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Golden Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
This game has shootout written all over it, as both teams have solid quarterbacks and an offense that can put points up quickly. Las year's meeting produced 80 points and the over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams. I expect a 30-30 type game. Give me the over.