Check out the Marshall vs. Southern Miss fearless prediction and game preview.
Marshall (2-5) vs. Southern Miss (4-3) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Oct. 29
Game Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS
This was supposed to be one of the key games to the Conference USA season, but Marshall has been miserable on the way to a stunning 2-5 season that’s going nowhere – and with three of the next four games on the road – and Southern Miss lost to UTSA a few weeks ago to put a crimp on any conference title hopes.
But the Golden Eagles are still just fine, with a relatively easy run over the next month before closing out in what should be the showdown for the West title against Louisiana Tech.
The passing attack continues to be fine – throw out the loss to LSU – but the defense that was so amazing over the first half of the season has allowed 128 points over the last three games.
Meanwhile, the Marshall defense can’t stop anyone’s passing game, and that’s going to be the difference.
As rocky as things have been at times – again, throw out the LSU game – Nick Mullens has been on, throwing for 591 yards and four scores against Rice, and hitting UTSA for 370 yards and three touchdowns in recent weeks.
How does USM blow it? Turnover margin. -6 over the last three games and with two giveaways or more in every game but two, the team is having problems with mistakes.
Marshall will win the turnover battle, but the defense won’t be able to stop Mullens.
Marshall vs. Southern Miss Prediction
Final Score: Southern Miss 34, Marshall 24
Line: Southern Miss -16, o/u: 66
ATS Confidence: 5: Trump in Alabama – 1: Trump in New York … 3
Must See Rating: 5: Bad Santa 2 – 1: 2016 NFL … 2