College Football Season is finally upon us. Many people think this is the greatest set of opening weekend games ever. Personally, any opening weekend is the greatest set of games ever, because it is a new season.
Marshall, and its fans, have to take the first week off due to a bye week, pushing the opener to next weekend at home versus Morgan State.
Herdhaven takes a look at the schedule for Marshall opponents for the coming week, along with some friendly (for recreation only) lines.
Morgan State vs Holy Cross – The game is at Morgan State, and they are still a 19 point underdog to Holy Cross.
Akron vs VMI – The game is at Akron. Many people believe that Akron could pose big problems for the Herd when the battle at the Joan on September 17th. The oddsmakers may tend to agree as they have Akron at a 29.5 favorite over the Keydets.
Louisville vs UNC Charlotte – The game is at Louisville, and the line is already up to the Cardinals giving 39.5 points to the niners. The game kicks off tonight and is on TV.
Pittsburgh vs Villanova – Not exactly the kind of excitement that the basketball game generates. The Panthers are a 26 point favorite over the FCS Wildcats.
North Texas vs SMU – The line is a lot closer than many would expect with the Mustangs paying a visit to Denton, Texas, home of UNT. SMU is getting 12 points after the line starting at 9.5.
Florida Atlantic versus Southern Illinois – FAU plays SIU at home. The Owls enter the game as 8.5 point favorites.
Charlotte vs Louisville – See above, Niners are 39.5 point dogs.
Southern Miss at Kentucky – USM, expected to be one of, if not the premier team in CUSA starts off the season with a road contest in the SEC. Kentucky, is not typically a SEC juggernaut but is a 6.5 point favorite over USM.
ODU vs Hampton – Hampton visits ODU for an instate battle. ODU is a 26.5 point favorite.
MTSU vs Alabama A&M – One of the biggest point spreads of the week. The Blue Raiders are a 43.5 point favorite over Alabama A&M.
Florida International vs Indiana – This game takes place tonight at FIU. Next week FIU will HOST the Maryland Terrapins, also out of the Big 10. Very impressive scheduling for the FIU AD.
WKU vs Rice – Rice travels to Bowling Green, Kentucky for a CUSA battle tonight against WKU. This is a huge game for WKU. They are defending champions, breaking in a new quarterback, but they have three tough CUSA games early on in the year. Home vs Rice, then at LA Tech and at MTSU.
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