MARSHALL over Kent St by 11
No, this ain’t your daddy’s Marshall football team. On the heels of an eyepopping 33-8 SU run over three years, head coach Doc Holliday saw his squad plummet to a 3-9 record in 2016. This season isn’t going much better. The Herd was beaten everywhere but the scoreboard by Miami Ohio in Week One and the Marshall offense was shut out in the 2nd half of last week’s loss to NC State. At least the visiting Golden Flashes have had their share of troubles as well, being sacrificed to Clemson to open the season, then getting outstatted by Howard in 38-31 win last week (the same squad that pulled off the largest pointspread upset win in history the week prior at UNLV). We normally love fading teams like the Herd that start off 2-0 ATS but 0-2 In The Stats but we can’t trust a Kent State defense that’s allowed 87 points and 1,117 yards in their initial two contests. Flashes HC Paul Haynes already looks to be a goner at season’s end (13-36 SU overall) and if Doc doesn’t coax a better effort from his team soon he’ll end up in tombstone territory, as well. Do what you want but we’re taking a pass here.