Marshall at Akron Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 9/16/2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium in Akron
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Marshall Thundering Herd (3-0) will look to continue their hot start to the season when they go up against the solid defense of the Akron Zips (1-1) on Saturday afternoon.
Marshall scored over 40 points for the third time in three games this season when they beat Ohio 44-14 over the weekend. They gained a whopping 705 yards in that win and held Ohio to just 141 rushing yards. The Thundering Herd are currently 16th in the country in rushing, 16th in points scored and 19th in points against.
Marshall's top player so far this season has been quarterback Rakeem Cato, who has 953 passing yards with nine touchdowns and one interception, while also rushing for 152 yards and two more scores. Running back Devon Johnson has 379 rushing yards this year with four touchdowns.
Akron had a very hard time moving the ball against Penn State in its second game of the year and ended up losing 21-3. The Zips only put up 69 rushing yards in that loss and their defense gave up 425 total yards to Penn State. Akron is passing for 304 yards per game through two games, which is 31st in the nation.
Zips junior quarterback Kyle Pohl has 516 passing yards this season with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Wide receiver Mykel Traylor-Bennett has seven catches for 111 yards and two scores this year, while L.T. Smith has seven receptions for 101 yards and one score.
Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
Marshall Thundering Herd are 1-1-1 Against the Spread
Marshall Thundering Herd are 1-0-0 against the Over/Under
Akron Zips Betting Trends
Akron Zips are 1-1-0 Against the Spread
Akron Zips are 0-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Marshall Thundering Herd
09/14/14 DB A.J. Leggett Undisclosed questionable Saturday vs. Akron
09/14/14 DL Arnold Blackmon Undisclosed questionable Saturday vs. Akron
09/14/14 OL Sebastian Johansson Foot questionable Saturday vs. Akron
09/06/14 OL Tommy Brown Eligibility out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Akron
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