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Prediction for ODU game

Hello, Herd fans!

If you’re reading this, thanks for hanging in with me during this dreadful football season. You may start your arguments over which Marshall team is worse: 2007 or this one.

In game No. 3 in Norfolk, you can chalk up another struggling night for the offense. Try as Tony Pittman may, the Thundering Herd will again fail to have a 100-yard rusher. Chase Litton will average 6 yards a pass, if that much.

The Monarchs will have one 100-yard rusher and maybe two — that would be 9 this season, right? David Washington will have another turnover-free game, and the Herd will give up its usual 400-plus yard game.

But the Herd’s two tailbacks might combine for, say 140 yards, and the line will somehow keep Litton mostly upright, and he might actually remember Ryan Yurachek exists. Kaare Vedvik will have another good punting day, if not like that of last week. There may be a long kickoff return in there.

The Herd will hold down the big plays which have propelled the Monarchs and … wait for it … pull off the upset.

“Pull off the upset” over ODU? That’s just weird.