Florida Atlantic vs. Marshall fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, October 20
Game Time: 2:30 ET
Venue: Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV
Florida Atlantic (3-3) vs. Marshall (4-2) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
It’s a crowded field in the East, and while the loser of this isn’t out of the race, there’s going to be a whole lot of traffic to get through to take the division.
FAU is still getting the O, but it isn’t getting the D. Devin Singletary is still a machine, but the secondary is getting picked apart too easily, and the run defense hasn’t been strong enough.
There isn’t a pass rush, there aren’t enough takeaways, and unlike last year, the offense isn’t picking up the slack.
The Owls have had two weeks off to rest up after disposing of Old Dominion, while Marshall did that last week.
The Thundering Herd took their cuts on the Monarch defense, but for the most part, the offense hasn’t been amazing. The passing game isn’t efficient enough, and the defense has lost to the two good offenses – NC State and Middle Tennessee – on the slate.
The MU defensive front has been terrific at swarming around everyone’s running game, not allowing more than 125 yards so far against any FBS team, and it’s giving up just three yards per carry.
Chris Robison might have been able to bomb away for well over 300 yards in the win over ODU, and that’s how the Owls have to win this.
Bomb away on Marshall, and things start to work out fine. Every FBS team has thrown for 263 yards or more, but FAU should be able to balance it out a bit.
Singletary will be effective enough to make the Herd D worry, and Robison will be accurate enough to keep the chains moving. The Florida Atlantic offensive line will hold its own against the Marshall defensive front.
Keep the MU pass rush out of the backfield, and things are okay. FAU will do that.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Florida Atlantic 34, Marshall 30
Line: Florida Atlantic -3, o/u: 63
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Must See Rating: 3
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