Sunday, May 22, 2016

Marshall Thundering Herd 2016 Schedule Breakdown

We now continue our Conference USA schedule breakdowns for the 2016 college football season:

9/10 Morgan State
9/17 Akron
9/24 Louisville
10/1 at Pittsburgh
10/8 at North Texas
10/15 FAU
10/22 Charlotte
10/29 at Southern Miss
11/5 at Old Dominion
11/12 Middle Tennessee
11/19 at FIU
11/26 Western Kentucky

Notes: Marshall should cruise through the Morgan State game in the opener. Akron should be a tougher go, but the Herd gets the Zips at home, so they should win. I do see a chance for an upset in either the Louisville or Pitt game, but cannot readily identify each, and I am not ready to stick my neck that far out on either one. Marshall should breeze through the first 3 weeks of October until traveling to Southern Miss in the final week of the month, where I project a loss. The final month has plenty of challenges, but I still see Marshall finishing strong, as they get both Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky at home, and those are the toughest games of the month.
Overall Projected Record: 8-4

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