Marshall vs. Old Dominion - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marshall vs. Old Dominion
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 1:31 PM (Joan C. Edwards Stadium)
MRSH -14 O/U 43.5
The Old Dominion Monarchs are set to visit John C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia for a C-USA clash against the Marshall Thundering Herd. The Old Dominion Monarchs come into this matchup with a 1-4 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 20-3. QB Stone Smartt struggled to get much going through the air for the Monarchs as he connected on 12 of his 28 pass attempts for 108 yards and an interception. Freshman WR Nigel Fitzgerald led the Old Dominion offense in receiving yards as he contributed 29.
The Old Dominion Monarchs struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers as they allowed them to score 20 points and rack up a total of 320 yards of offense. Junior LB Lawrence Garner led the way for the Old Dominion defense with 12 tackles while forcing a fumble. Junior safety Harrell Blackmon had a solid game from the secondary as he contributed 7 tackles and the lone interception of the game.
The Marshall Thundering Herd come into this matchup with a 2-3 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, 24-13. QB Isaiah Green struggled to get much going through the air for the Thundering Herd as he connected on 24 of his 40 pass attempts for 365 yards, 1 TD, and 3 interceptions. The ground attack was strong for the Marshall offense as Brenden Knox ran for 99 yards on 19 carries while Isaiah Green pitched in 95 rushing yards.
The Marshall Thundering Herd struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders as they allowed them to score 24 points and rack up a total of 401 yards of offense. Senior LB Omari Cobb led the way for the Marshall defense with 12 tackles and 2 TFL. Junior safety Nazeeh Johnson had a productive game from the secondary as he racked up 5 tackles and 3 pass deflections.
The Marshall Thundering Herd struggled on the offensive side of the ball against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, but they have a very good QB in Isaiah Green who I expect to clean up his mistakes. The major mismatch in this matchup is the Old Dominion offense going up against a stout Marshall defense as their QB Stone Smartt thrown 5 interceptions to 1 TD, and the offense currently ranks 125th in points scored. The Thundering Herd have shown the ability to run the ball effectively which will allow them to hold the majority of the possession, but it will also make Smartt air the ball out if playing from behind which could lead to a ton of turnovers.