College Football Pick Marshall at East Carolina 10-23-10

October 19, 2010


Marshall Thundering Herd at East Carolina Pirates

Saturday October 23, 2010 4:15 PM EST

Line: East Carolina -13

These two C-USA teams are going in opposite directions. Marshall stumbles into this matchup with a 1-5 record and are 0-2 in C-USA. They are 0-3 on the road and the closest game was at Bowling Green which was 44-28. East Carolina is on the rise up with a 4-2 record and they are 3-0 in C-USA. They are coming off a big OT win over North Carolina State 33-27. The Pirates are a perfect 3-0 at  home.

Marshall has their work cut out in this game. Their defense has been terrible allowing 35.3 points a game, 107th worst. Their offense has not been much better only posting 18.3 points a game, 106th worst. Their rushing game has been hugely ineffective putting up 90.3 yards a game, 108th worst. Their passing game has been decent with 203.5 yards a game, 73rd overall. Senior QB Brian Anderson leads the team with 1,009 yards 9 TDs and 6 Ints.

East Carolina has not been very defensive minded this year. They rank 116th in the nation allowing 39.5 points a game. Their offense has been much better putting up 36.8 points a game, 14th best. The Pirates have been poor rushing the ball with 107.2 yards a game, 102nd worst. Their passing game has been huge with 310.3 yards a game, 8th best. Junior QB Dominique Davis has been great this year with 1,815 yards 16 TDs and 9 Ints.

With most football picks, defenses make the decision easy. This game will feature two very poor defenses. The one thing that separates these two teams has been their offenses. East Carolina will score more frequently than Marshall behind the play of Dominique Davis. Look for Marshall to continue to struggle on the road.

Free College Football Pick: East Carolina -13

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