Marshall at Southern Miss Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 11/4/2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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On Saturday afternoon, the #23 Marshall Thundering Herd (8-0) will try to keep their perfect record intact when they face the struggling Southern Miss Golden Eagles (3-6). Marshall was able to easily beat Southern Miss 61-13 at home a season ago.
In their last game, Marshall outscored Florida Atlantic 21-0 in the second half to beat them 35-16 on their home field. They gained 546 total yards in that win, which included 328 rushing yards.
Marshall has rushed for 290.1 yards per game this season, and they are third in the nation in scoring with 45.9 points per game. Senior quarterback Rakeem Cato has thrown for 2,130 yards, rushed for 255 yards and he has a accounted for 25 touchdowns. Devon Johnson has been one of the best running backs in the country by rushing for 1,203 yards with 15 touchdowns.
Last weekend, Southern Miss lost their second game in a row when they were beaten 35-14 by UTEP on the road. They did have a 402-234 yardage advantage in that game, but what killed them were their five turnovers.
The Golden Eagles have struggled in most areas this season, but they have been able to throw for 288.6 yards per game. Wide receiver Michael Thomas has caught 50 passes this year for 491 yards and five touchdowns. Quarterback Nick Mullens has 1,950 passing yards with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Injuries to Watch
Marshall Thundering Herd
10/08/14 WR Davonte Allen Shoulder out indefinitely
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
11/02/14 QB Nick Mullens Foot ""?"" Saturday vs. Marshall
11/02/14 RB Tez Parks Knee ""?"" Saturday vs. Marshall
Tony's Pick: Take Marshall
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