College Football Predictions Week 9 - Marshall vs Southern Miss

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Players Entering The Field

Drew Martin

Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:09 PM GMT

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 1:09 PM GMT

For Drew Martin, there is no light way to say it: Marshall is the sacrificial lamb for homecoming in Hattiesburg. in his college football pick he cites a talent gap and a well rested team.

 

NCAAF Record: 9-7 YTD

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles host the Marshall Thundering Herd Saturday night for a cross-division Conference USA showdown. These two prominent CUSA programs find themselves enduring two very different seasons. Southern Miss is in contention for the CUSA West division title, whereas Marshall is in the midst of their worst season in quite some time in Huntington West Virginia. Saturday night will not get any easier for the visiting Thundering Herd, a few key angles point to the heavily favored home team winning by margin.

Southern Miss is coming off of a much-needed bye week. Giving Jay Hopson and his staff extra time to work on some of the weaknesses on the defense. The Golden Eagles defense has been susceptible to the big play throughout the first half of the season. I would look for the Southern Miss defense to be much improved. The Eagles have had some shortcomings this year with a couple tough travel spots, plus a close loss to a very good Troy team. Although, Southern Miss is the same team that was knotted up 10-10 at the half with LSU two weeks ago and beat Kentucky in Lexington to start the 2016 campaign.

Marshall has been a train wreck all season, outside of some decent passing numbers from Litton they have not been able to do much. Currently only posting one win against FBS competition, that being a disappointing FAU team. The Thundering Herd even managed to drop a home game to arguably the worst FBS team Charlotte last week.

This game has all the fixings for the Thundering Herd to be the sacrificial lamb for homecoming in Hattiesburg on Saturday night. A noticeable talent gap, plus a terrible spot combined with motivation being an issue for Marshall makes this a one-way look from a side standpoint in the college football odds. For my college football pick, I will lay the 15 with the home favorite to pour it on and make homecoming in Hattiesburg an entertaining one.

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