Middle Tennessee at Marshall Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/8/2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington
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On Saturday afternoon, the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (4-2) and the Marshall Thundering Herd (5-0) will battle it out for the top spot in the Conference USA standings. The Blue Raiders beat Marshall 51-49 at home last season.
Middle Tennessee State won their second game in a row on Saturday when they beat Southern Miss 37-31 at home. The Blue Raiders had 583 total yards in that win, including 239 yards on the ground.
The Blue Raiders are rushing for 224.7 yards per game this season and they are averaging 38.3 points per game. Running back Reggie Whatley has averaged 6.3 yards per carry this season for 403 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Austin Grammer has thrown for 1,551 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions this season.
Marshall continued their hot start to the season by blowing out Old Dominion 56-14 last Saturday. They converted eight of their 11 third down opportunities in that win and they ended up with 591 total yards of offense.
Through five games, the Thundering Herd is the fourth-best scoring team in the country with 47.6 points per game. Quarterback Rakeem Cato has thrown for 1,360 yards with 12 touchdowns and just four picks so far this season, and he has also rushed for four touchdowns. Junior running back Devon Johnson has averaged eight yards per carry this year and has 680 yards with eight touchdowns.
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Betting Trends
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 4-2-0 Against the Spread
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 4-2-0 against the Over/Under
Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
Marshall Thundering Herd are 3-1-1 Against the Spread
Marshall Thundering Herd are 2-1-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders
10/06/14 OL Adam Stickel Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
10/06/14 DB Chris Sharpe Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
10/06/14 OL Daniel Stephens Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
10/06/14 OL David Adams Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
10/06/14 DB Jamarcus Howard Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
10/05/14 CB Khari Burke Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
Marshall Thundering Herd
No injuries to report at this time
Guy's Pick: Take Marshall
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