Marshall at Middle Tennessee: 10/2/21 College Football Picks and Predictions

Marshall at Middle Tennessee: 10/2/21 College Football Picks and Predictions Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-3) vs Marshall Thundering Herd (2-2)

Game Info: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium)

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The Marshall Thundering Herd and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Floyd Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2020 Marshall won 42-14. 

Marshall won their first two games of the season, but they have lost two straight games. Two games ago against East Carolina, they lost 42-38 and in the last game against Appalachian State they lost 31-30. Marshall looked like they were on their way to a victory, but were outscored 10-0 in the 4th quarter and that led to the loss. Marshall is averaging 40.25 points per game while their defense is giving up 22.5 points. Grant Wells has been one of the top players in C-USA and he has thrown for 1,380 yards, five touchdowns, and five interceptions. The interceptions at times have been an issue, but he is a dynamic quarterback. Rasheen Ali has rushed 63 times for 376 yards and eight touchdowns. 

On the other side of this matchup is Middle Tennessee who won their first game of the season against Monmouth, but since that point have lost three straight games. In the last game against Charlotte, Middle Tennessee’s offense was good, scoring 39 points, but the defense gave up 42. The Blue Raiders are averaging 29 points while their defense is giving up 29.7 points per game. Under center for Middle Tennessee is Chase Cunningham who has thrown for 638 yards, eight touchdowns, and zero interceptions. In this game, if MIddle Tennessee wants to come away with the victory, it’s going to need to be the defense that is strong and slows down Marshall. 

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Marshall is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games. Tennessee is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games overall. The over is 4-1 in Marshall’s last five road games. The over is 4-1 in Middle Tennessee’s last 11 home games. 

Middle Tennessee is a good offensive team, and Marshall is also going to run up the score in this game. Chase Cunningham is going to continue to find success, and this game will go well over the total. The over is 4-1 in Marshall’s last five road games. Back the over to cash. 

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