The Marshall Thundering Herd will hit the road in week nine to battle the Middle Tennessee St Blue Raiders in an NCAA college football game set for Thursday night.
Kick off time from Middle Tennessee St is set for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by Fox Sports 1.
The college football betting odds from this week nine game have the road side Marshall Thundering Herd favored by –10 1/2 points with the total coming in at 61 points.
Marshall has won two straight to improve to 4-2 on the season after a 24-23 road victory two weeks ago against the Florida Atlantic Owls as a -10 point betting favorite. The game total landed at under 56 points. Marshall gets a game winning field goal with six seconds left for the win and are coming off the bye.
The Thundering Herd put up 355 yards of offense with 139 running for 4 yards a carry. Rakeem Cato hit on 18 of 34 passes for 216 yards with a touchdown and pick. The team had a punt return for a touchdown on special teams. They converted 9 of 18 on third down. Defensively the club surrendered 395 yards to Florida Atlantic with 208 running for 4 ½ yards per carry. Each team turned it over once.
Middle Tennessee St will be coming off their bye week. They drop to 3-4 this season after a 34-7 road defeat two weeks ago to the North Texas Mean Green as a +6 ½ point betting odds underdog. The game total finished at under 54 points. The Blue Raiders fell behind 24-7 at the half and get shut out in the second.
Their offense generated just 205 yards with 139 running for 5 yards per carry. Austin Grammer hits on 6 of 22 throws for 36 yards and an interception that was returned for a Mean Green touchdown. Grammer ran 15 times for 106 yards and a touchdown. Each team turned it over three times. Middle Tennessee St converts 5 of 15 on third down. On defense the team allowed North Texas to put up 416 yards with 303 to their ground game for 5 yards per attempt.