Marshall @ Appalachian State
Current Records: Marshall 2-1; Appalachian State 2-1
What to Know
After a two-game homestand, the Marshall Thundering Herd will be on the road. They will square off against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Coming off of a loss in a game they were expected to win, Marshall now face the more daunting task of proving themselves against unfavorable odds.
The Thundering Herd didn’t finish too far behind, but the team still lost 42-38 to the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday. Marshall was up 38-21 at the end of the third quarter but couldn’t hold on to the lead.
Meanwhile, you’re bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that’s exactly how it played out for Appalachian State on Saturday. They blew past the Elon Phoenix 44-10. It should come as no surprise that the experts had more or less unanimously put their money on Appalachian State.
Marshall and the Mountaineers now sit at an identical 2-1. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Thundering Herd are 194th worst in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game, with 194.7 on average. Appalachian State has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 169th most passing yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 240 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Kidd Brewer Stadium — Boone, North Carolina
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Mountaineers are a solid 7-point favorite against the Thundering Herd, according to the latest college football odds.
Marshall won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Sep 19, 2020 – Marshall 17 vs. Appalachian State 7