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Marshall at Middle Tennessee State 10/2/21 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds & Info

Game Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date & Time Saturday October 2, 2021, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN
Latest odds
MRSH -10 ; O/U 66
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The Marshall Thundering Herd visit Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Saturday to play the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders. Marshall dropped to 2-2 following a 31-30 loss to Appalachian State on Thursday. Marshall quarterback Grant Wells passed for 207 yards and one touchdown but the Marshall defense gave up 566 yards of total offense to the Mountaineers and the Thundering Herd were able to gain just 397 yards.

Marshall quarterback Grant Wells has passed for 1,380 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions. The leading rusher for Marshall is Rasheem Ali with 376 yards and eight touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Corey Gammage with 365 yards. On defense, linebacker Abraham Beauplan is the leading tackler with 40, while linebacker Eli Neal is the leader in quarterback sacks with 3.0.

Middle Tennessee State dropped to 1-3 following a 42-39 loss to the Charlotte 49ers on Friday The Blue Raiders gained 502 yards of total offense but gave up 559 yards of total offense to Charlotte. Middle Tennessee State quarterback Chase Cunningham passed for 379 yards with five touchdowns and rushed for a team-high 66 yards in the loss.

MTS quarterback Chase Cunningham has passed for 638 yards with eight touchdowns and has yet to throw an interception. The leading rusher for Middle Tennessee State is Amir Rasul with 92 yards. The leading receivers are Jimmy Marshall with 250 yards receiving with two touchdowns and Jarrin Pierce with 185 yards receiving and two touchdowns. On defense, safety Reed Blankenship is the leading tackler with 39 and defensive end Jordan Ferguson has 2.0 quarterback sacks.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Marshall is 3-6 ATS in its last 9
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Thundering Herd’s last 5
  • Middle Tennessee State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 in October
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Blue Raiders last 9

Free NCAAF Pick:

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders +10

Marshall and Middle Tennessee State are coming off disappointing losses and Marshall’s once feared defense gave up 566 yards of total offense to Appalachian State and although Middle Tennessee State does not have the strength of Appalachian State, the Blue Raiders gained 502 yards of total offense against Charlotte. Middle Tennessee State has covered the number in five of the last six during the month of October, while Marshall has failed to cover the nut in six of its last nine overall. Final Score Prediction, Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders win and cover ATS 37-34.

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