Florida Atlantic at Marshall Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 10/23/2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington
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On Saturday night, the Florida Atlantic Owls (3-4) will have a hard time evening up their record as they will have to face the potent offense of the #23 Marshall Thundering Herd (7-0). The Owls are third in the Conference USA East standings right now while Marshall is in first in the same conference.
Florida Atlantic scored 31 second-half points against Western Kentucky last Saturday to pull off a 45-38 comeback win. The Owls had 619 yards of offense in that win, which included 278 yards on the ground.
The Owls have had a really hard time stopping their opponents from scoring this season, giving up 35.7 points per game through their first seven games. Quarterback Jaquez Johnson has 1,323 passing yards with 10 touchdowns and just one pick, and he has also rushed for 277 yards and five more scores. Wide receiver Lucky Whitehead has caught 44 passes this year with 436 yards with four touchdowns.
Marshall was only up by seven points at the half in their game against FIU last weekend, but they put it all together in the second half to easily win 45-13. They rushed for 243 yards in that game and they were 6-for-12 in their third down opportunities.
The Thundering Herd have scored 47.4 points per game this season while only giving up 16.6 points per game. Running back Devon Johnson has averaged 8.2 yards per carry this season and has 931 yards with 11 touchdowns. Quarterback Rakeem Cato has thrown for 1,912 yards with 19 touchdowns and just six interceptions.
Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
Florida Atlantic Owls are 4-2-1 Against the Spread
Florida Atlantic Owls are 4-2-0 against the Over/Under
Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
Marshall Thundering Herd are 5-1-1 Against the Spread
Marshall Thundering Herd are 4-1-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Florida Atlantic Owls
10/06/14 DT Brandin Bryant Knee out for season
10/06/14 LB David Lozandier Knee out for season
Marshall Thundering Herd
10/08/14 WR Davonte Allen Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Marshall
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