MARSHALL over Old Dominion by 21
The Monarchs picked up season-opening wins in their first two games of the campaign, only to go 0-3 SUATS the last three contests, losing the stats by 255.5 YPG in the process and getting outscored by at least 30 points in each game. We want no part of that. On the flip side, the Thundering Herd owns the third best red zone defense in the nation this season and now find themselves just one-half game in back of North Texas for the top spot in the CUSA West. There is no question that the Herd is vastly improved from last year when they were outyarded by 105 YPG, winning the stats by 27 YPG this season. They have won their last three games by double-figure margins, and their only defeat was at the hands of what has proven to be a very good NC State team. Lay it if you play it.