The Marshall Thundering Herd (2 - 2, 0 - 0 CONF) is taking to the road this week to square off against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1 - 3, 0 - 0 CONF). Middle Tennessee will be hosting this game at Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, TN. Middle Tennessee comes into this game on the heels of a bad loss against #14 Iowa, 48 - 3. Marshall will be taking the field a week removed from getting blasted by Cincinnati.
Marshall will look to get off the bus running the ball. Marshall is scoring 28 PPG on offense this season while racking up more than 200 yards on the ground. Big Brenden Knox (52 carries, 296 yards, 4 TD) should be primed for a huge outing here. Marshall is surrendering 29 PPG to opposing teams on defense thus far this season. No matter what, Marshall needs to see a big game from QB Isaiah Green (631 yards, 6 TD, 2 INT).
Middle Tennessee knows that they can't get into a shootout with Marshall. Middle Tennessee is scoring 22 PPG on offense while surrendering 39 PPG to opposing teams on defense. Middle Tennessee is led by the play of QB Asher O'Hara (895 yards, 8 TD, 2 INT). If Middle Tennessee can slow down the game and play mistake-free, the Blue Raiders should be able to keep this game relatively close.