Where: Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV
When: Saturday, September 14, 6:30 PM. ET.
The Marshall Thundering Herd will be trying to rebound from their loss to Boise State when they face the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday night.
Bobcats Trying To Pick Up First Road Win
The Bobcats were unable to pick up their first road win of the season when they faced the Pittsburgh Panthers in their previous game. They will get another chance to win their first road game of the season against the Thundering Herd but will need to do a much better job on offense if they want to pick up the win.
— Ohio Football 🏈 (@OhioFootball) September 10, 2019
Ohio looked impressive putting up 41 points in their first game but only managed 10 points against the Panthers in the loss. The team was held to 212 total yards while their defense gave up 481 yards. Quarterback Nathan Rourke completed 15 of 27 passes for 177 yards. The team also couldn’t get going on the ground and finished with 35 yards and one touchdown.
Despite their defense giving up a lot of yards, they did a good job holding the Panthers to 20 points. If they can keep the Thundering Herd under 20 points, they will put themselves in a good position to win the game. However, Rourke and the offense also have to do their part.
Thundering Herd Going For Fifth Consecutive Home Win
The Thundering Herd have done well at home over the last two seasons and have won their last four games there. They will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Boise State and pick up their fifth consecutive home win when they play on Saturday.
A great test in a tough environment. We learn and we move on!
— Marshall Football (@HerdFB) September 8, 2019
Marshall’s offense looked great in the season-opener, scoring 56 points against VMI. The team was brought down to earth by a tough Broncos team that managed to hold them to seven points in the loss.
Quarterback Isaiah Green completed 10 of 17 passes for 56 yards and one interception, while the team’s run game was held to 116 yards and one touchdown after a 280 yards and two touchdown performance the previous week. Expect to see the Herd try to establish the run early and often in this game.
Marshall’s defense also played well, but the unit spent too much time on the field because the offense could not move the chains. If they perform as they did against the Broncos, they should be able to lead the team to the win on Saturday.
- 19-39-1 ATS in their last 59 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
- 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings in Marshall.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight-up loss.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. MAC.
- 23-9-1 ATS in their last 33 non-conference games.