For bettors, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have been a paper tiger this football season. Until last week, they carried an undefeated record despite only two spread wins. Last week, they finally took a loss against Old Dominion in a 49-21 blowout loss. Their defense was exposed as they allowed a ridiculous 324 yards on the ground on 31 carries. You simply don’t win football games giving up 10 yards per rushing attempt.
This week, they go on the road to play a Marshall team allowing fewer than 300 yards per game behind one of the best rush defenses in the country. For its part, Marshall went on the road last week and smothered the potent James Madison offense by not allowing a point after the first quarter in a decisive 26-12 win. Look for Marshall to make life difficult on Grayson McCall and the Chants’ while the Coastal defense offers little resistance to the Marshall run game behind explosive RB Khalan Laborn.
We’re on Marshall (-2) against Coastal Carolina. You can play this one at MyBookie.