Marshall Thundering Herd (6-2) at Florida Atlantic Owls (5-3)
College Football: Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm (FAU Stadium)
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -7.5 -- Over/Under: 68 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd and FAU Owls meet Friday in college football action at FAU Football Stadium.
The Marshall Thundering Herd look for a seventh victory of the season to stay in the thick of the C-USA East division. The Marshall Thundering Herd have lost six of their last nine road games. Chase Litton is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,913 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. Litton has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Tyre Brady and Marcel Williams have combined for 1,068 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Ryan Yurachek has 32 receptions. The Marshall Thundering Herd ground game is averaging 149.7 yards per contest, and Keion Davis leads the way with 518 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Marshall is allowing 17.6 points and 325.6 yards per game. Chase Hancock leads the Marshall Thundering Herd with 77 tackles, Ryan Bee has 4.5 sacks and Chris Jackson has three interceptions.
The FAU Owls look for a fifth straight victory to inch closer to the C-USA Championship. The FAU Owls have won four of their last five home games. Jason Driskel is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 899 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Driskel has three touchdown passes and two interceptions in his last three games. Willie Wright and DeAndre McNeal have combined for 709 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Harrison Bryant has 23 receptions. The FAU Owls ground game is averaging 295.8 yards per contest, and Devin Singletary leads the way with 1,053 yards and 18 touchdowns. Defensively, Florida Atlantic is allowing 26.8 points and 427.5 yards per game. Azeez Al-Shaair leads the FAU Owls with 75 tackles, Leighton McCarthy has three sacks and Chris Tooley has four interceptions.
The Thundering Herd are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 conference games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Owls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games, 4-13-1 ATS in their last 18 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Owls last 5 games overall and the under is 11-5 in Thundering Herd last 16 games overall.
This should be a fun game between two teams in very good form, and Marshall has won three straight road games. However, FAU has been possibly the hottest offensive team in the country over the last month and has the running game to wear down Marshall while keeping the offense off the field. Florida Atlanta has scored no less than 38 points in its last four games and after watching Marshall get torched by FIU at home, there's no telling how many points the Owls will drop here. I'll take FAU by double digits, as this is a team I'm not trying to get in the way of right now.