UTSA vs. Marshall - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marshall Thundering Herd (7-3) at UTSA Roadrunners (5-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Alamodome)
The Line: UTSA Roadrunners +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down in San Antonio at the Alamodome on Saturday, the Marshall Thundering Herd and the UTSA Roadrunners will be meeting up in college football action.
Marshall comes into this game at 7-3 overall. The Herd had lost two straight against FIU and FAU but won their last outing against Western Kentucky. In that one, Marshall QB Chase Litton put up 190 yards with an interception.
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So far this year, Litton has 2356 yards with 18 TDs and 10 INTs, and Tyler King leads Marshall on 662 yards rushing with six TDs from 136 carries. Top in receiving for the Thundering Herd is Tyre Brady, with 56 catches for 777 yards and seven TDs.
Over on the UT San Antonio side, they’re currently 5-4 on the year. The Roadrunners have lost their last two games versus FIU and UAB and are 2-4 in their last six. In that UAB game, UTSA QB Dalton Strum put up 162 yards with a TD and a pick.
On the season, Strum has 1830 yards with 15 TDs and three picks, and Jalen Rhodes is the top UTSA rusher on 117 carries for 601 yards and five TDs. Josh Stewart is the top Roadrunners receiver with 32 catches for 427 yards and three scores.
Marshall is 5-0 ATS in their last five games on grass and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss. The Herd is also 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 overall.
Meanwhile, UTSA is 1-5 ATS in their last six conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. The Roadrunners are also 0-4 ATS in their last four home games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games on grass.
Marshall’s offense has been doing their job for the most part lately, posting at least 25 points in each of their last five games. The Herd is giving up quite a few points, though, with 94 allowed in their last three. As for UTSA, they put up just seven against FIU and 19 against UAB, but allowed a relatively tame 38 points in those two games. Still, I think Marshall can keep it going here and cover, so I’ll take the Herd.