Marshall vs Appalachian State Prediction - College Football Picks 11/4/23

Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-4) vs Marshall Thundering Herd (4-4)

Game Info: Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 6:00 pm (Kidd Brewer Stadium)

Betting Odds: Appalachian State Mountaineers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Marshall Thundering Herd will play the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday night at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, North Carolina. Marshall has lost four games in a row, while Appalachian State has lost two of their last three games. 

Marshall Preview

The Marshall Thundering Herd are 4-4 (1-3) this season after they lost to Coastal Carolina by a score of 34-6 in their last game. Marshall scored six points in the second quarter, but that was all the scoring they could find in the loss. The Thundering Herd were out gained by a total of 427-283 and turned the ball over five times in the game. Marshall has also lost to James Madison, Georgia State, and NC State during this four game losing streak. The Marshall offense is scoring 24.6 points per game with 245.5 passing yards per game and 126.6 rushing yards per game, while going 30.9% on third downs. Cam Fancher has thrown for 1,804 yards, seven touchdowns, and eight interceptions for the Thundering Herd this season. Rasheen Ali has rushed for 693 yards and 11 scores, while Caleb Coombs has caught 28 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns. The Marshall defense is giving up 28.1 points against per game this season. 

Appalachian State Preview

The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 4-4 (2-2) this year after they defeated Southern Miss by a score of 48-38 last week. Appalachian State trailed 24-14 at halftime, but they scored 34 points in the second half for the win. The Mountaineers were out gained by a total of 588-571 and turned the ball over two times in the game. Appalachian State lost to Old Dominion and Coastal Carolina prior to beating Southern Miss. The Appalachian State offense is averaging 38.1 points per game with 280.8 passing yards per game and 180.1 rushing yards per game, while going 42% on third downs. Joey Aguilar has thrown for 2,173 yards, 20 touchdowns, and six interceptions for the Mountaineers this season. Nate Noel has rushed for 660 yards and four touchdowns, while Kaedin Robinson has caught 33 passes for 457 yards and four scores. The Appalachian State defense is allowing 30.9 points against per game this year.

Appalachian State Mountaineers Team Facts

  • Appalachian State has won each of its last 12 November games at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
  • Appalachian State has failed to cover the spread in 13 of its last 14 games against conference opponents.
  • Appalachian State has lost the first half in three of its last four home games against conference opponents.
  • Six of Appalachian State's last seven November games as a home favorite against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.

Marshall Thundering Herd Team Facts

  • Marshall has won each of its last four road games in November.
  • Marshall has failed to cover the spread in each of its last five games against conference opponents.
  • Five of Marshall's last six road games in November have gone UNDER the total points line.

Pick

Marshall comes into this game on a four game losing streak and their offensive output as been terrible in their last two games. The Thundering Herd have only scored a total of 15 points in their last two losses, but they do play a bad Appalachian State defense here. Appalachian State has a pretty solid offensive attack, but they have played inconsistently at times this year. Both of these teams have had their fair share of struggles this season, but I am going to take Appalachian State at home in this one. 

David’s Pick Appalachian State -3.5

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