Eastern Kentucky at Marshall - 9/5/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

Eastern Kentucky at Marshall - 9/5/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Eastern Kentucky (0-0) at Marshall (0-0)

College Football: Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Joan C. Edwards Stadium)

The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -24 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: ESPN Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

Eastern Kentucky faces Marshall on Saturday, September 5th at Joan C. Edwards Stadium for week one college football action. 

Eastern Kentucky is an NCAA-FCS school in the Ohio Valley Conference, and they will have the tough task of facing an FBS school in week one of their season. Eastern Kentucky had a winning season in 2019, going 7-5 overall and 5-3 in Ohio Valley Conference play. Eastern Kentucky did take on an FBS school in Louisville last season, and in that road game Eastern Kentucky lost 42-0. Eastern Kentucky will be facing a non-Power Five conference school in Marshall here, but that does not make it any easier. Eastern Kentucky will feature a new head coach this season, as Walt Wells was given the job. This will be the first head coaching job for Wells in the NCAA. Eastern Kentucky may have a lot of new faces apart of the coaching staff, but the team does return a few key pieces from both sides of the ball from a year ago. Quarterback Parker McKinney, who threw for 1,367 yards in 2019, returns for his sophomore year. 

Marshall also had a winning season in 2019, as the Thundering Herd went 8-5 overall and 6-2 in Conference-USA action. Marshall returns their starting quarterback from a season ago in Isaiah Green, who will now be playing in his junior season. Green threw for 2,438 yards in 2019, along with rushing for 300. Green will have his starting running back from 2019 as well, as Brandon Knox returns for his senior year. Knox rushed for 1,387 yards on 270 attempts in 2019. Marshall will have to replace 46 receptions from Armani Levias, but overall Marshall seems to be well-prepared for this 2020 campaign. 

Check Out Premium Picks for As Low As a Dollar A Day!!!

I like Marshall to win this game very easily, as Eastern Kentucky is going to have to work out the rust early on with an entirely new coaching staff. I think Marshall has too much firepower on the offensive side of the ball for Eastern Kentucky to keep up, and I see the FBS team easily taking down their FCS opponent. 

See Who Our Experts Picked To Win

Ronald’s Pick Marshall -24

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

Free Parlay Mitch's College Basketball Parlay for 2/24/21 NCAAB Pick and Prediction

Guaranteed Packages

Guaranteed packages automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.

Dismiss