Rice (home) vs. Marshall (away)
Current Records: Rice 0-8; Marshall 5-3
What to Know
A Conference USA battle is on tap between Marshall and Rice at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Rice Stadium. Marshall is cruising in on a three-game winning streak while Rice is stumbling in off of eight consecutive losses.
Last week, the Thundering Herd narrowly escaped with a win as the team sidled past Western Kentucky 26-23. The team accrued the bulk of their points in the first half (20) and coasted on those for the victory.
Marshall's defense was a presence, and it made life painful for QB Ty Storey and got past Western Kentucky's offensive line for a total of 4.5 sacks for a loss of 21 yards. Leading the way was DL Marquis Couch and his three sacks.
Meanwhile, Rice came up short against Southern Miss, falling 20-6. QB Wiley Green had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: despite one touchdown, he threw one interception with only four yards per passing attempt.
Marshall is the favorite in this one, with an expected 11.5-point margin of victory. They may be expected to win, but bettors beware: they are 0-5 against the spread when favored.
Marshall's win lifted them to 5-3 while Rice's defeat dropped them down to 0-8. We'll see if Marshall can repeat their recent success or if Rice bounces back and reverse their fortune.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Rice Stadium -- Houston, Texas
- TV: Facebook Live
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Thundering Herd are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Owls.
Vegas had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Thundering Herd as a 10.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last four years.