Advertisement
Username Password  
Forgot Password?
New Here? Click here to sign up.



  BLOGS
Blogs Home
 
Thursday Aug 17th, 2017  

 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg
posted 5 years ago

1.  Making consecutive bowl appearances for the first time in school history, Florida International comes in after winning a school-record eight games. The Golden Panthers closed the season with four victories in their final five College Football Picks games.

2. Marshall needed overtime to beat East Carolina in its regular-season finale, 34-27, and become bowl eligible. The Thundering Herd won three of their final four games and return to a bowl after a one-year absence, but gave up 30.2 points per contest. Check out the latest NFL Picks and NFL Picks for week 16.

3. The Golden Panthers will have their hands full with Marshall defensive end Vinny Curry, who recorded 21.5 tackles for loss this season (second in the nation). The 6-foot-4 senior forced six fumbles, tied for second in the nation, and his 11 sacks tied for fifth in the country.

4. Marshall averaged just 22 points per game, ranking 98th in the nation, but scored 57 points in its final two contests in wins over Memphis and East Carolina. The Thundering Herd will be challenged by a FIU defense that ranked 16th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 19.4 points.

TV: ESPN, ESPN3.com LINE: Florida International –4.

ABOUT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL (8-4, 5-3 Sun Belt Conference): The Golden Panthers did their best work early in the season (winning their first three games) and late (winning their final three contests). Senior quarterback Wesley Carroll threw just four interceptions in 303 passing attempts, finishing with 2,224 passing yards and 14 touchdowns. FIU scored 27 points or more in five of its eight victories, and averaged 33.3 points during its current three-game winning streak.

ABOUT MARSHALL (6-6, 5-3 Conference USA):
Facing the 15th-toughest schedule in the nation, the Thundering Herd set a school record by winning five conference games, placing second in the C-USA East Division. Marshall lost three of its first four games before upsetting Louisville 17-13 on Oct. 1. Freshman quarterback Rakeem Cato passed for 341 yards in the victory over East Carolina, but threw 10 interceptions this season. Five of Marshall’s six victories were by seven points or less.

PREDICTION: Florida International 27, Marshall 16 – Curry is a major defensive force, but Carroll’s experience will make the difference for the Golden Panthers. Also Check out UFC Odds and Horse Racing Picks.

0 Comments | Add a comment  

 

FAVORITE BLOGS

MLB Network to air 2009 World Baseball Classic

posted 8 years ago
Chicago vs Minnesota Wrap - Minnesota Wins 21-14

posted 4 years ago
Sox\' Williams not sitting still

posted 8 years ago
Cable, Haslett have big challenges, high hopes

posted 8 years ago
Offense Anyone?

posted 9 years ago
UFC What's next for Dennis Siver after the win?

posted 6 years ago
Wednesday college basketball odds: Charlotte at No. 11 Butler

posted 4 years ago
Foster’s return expected to boost Falcons’ offensive line

posted 8 years ago
More Pre-season Raiderettes

posted 9 years ago
Gross, Otah return to practice for Panthers

posted 8 years ago
Ravens vs Pats Sunday AFC Free Pick

posted 4 years ago
Beauty of Sox is more than skin-deep

posted 8 years ago
BoSox add Timlin, Rays include Jackson for ALCS; Dodgers exclude Saito

posted 8 years ago
Bobcats Down Orlando 105-92 - Match Report

posted 4 years ago
Attention Redskins fans: Samuels interview coming

posted 8 years ago
Free Picks and Plays for Friday Night

posted 5 years ago
Lions sign FB Moran Norris, cut RB Marcus Thomas

posted 8 years ago
Free NHL Pick St. Louis at Phoenix Thursday

posted 4 years ago
Some Cardinals on mend in preparation for Cowboys

posted 8 years ago
LA Dodgers at San Diego Wednesday Play

posted 5 years ago
UFC Live 4 Update - Refs under fire at UFC Live

posted 6 years ago
Hinske, Percival likely off Rays\' roster

posted 8 years ago
2011 Kentucky Oaks Results - Plum Pretty wins for Bob Baffert

posted 6 years ago
NHL Ed Jovanovski where will he land up?

posted 6 years ago
Super Bowl XLIII

posted 8 years ago
Former Olympian Montgomery sentenced to five years on heroin charges

posted 8 years ago
Will The Rams Win a Game This Year

posted 9 years ago
No.1 pick Rose drops 10 in 27 minutes as Bulls lose preseason opener to Mavs

posted 8 years ago
Roddy White pulled out of practice after collision

posted 8 years ago
MMA Chael Sonnen wants to face Lyoto Machida

posted 6 years ago

  Return to Blogs








My Home | My Picks | My Profile | Betting Tools | Groups | Blogs | How It Works | Rules | About | Contact

Copyright © 2017 Odds Breakers. All rights reserved.