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Marshall-Miami game prediction

Hello, Herd fans!

As game day FINALLY approaches, I can tell you who is going to play for this team, something of which I was uncertain last December. I cannot tell you how well this team will play, though.

Elsewhere in this blog list, I called for an unconventional 6-6, with some strange results.

I am surprised that Marshall is a 2.5-point favorite. I figured Miami would be a 4- to 7-point favorite. Hmmmmmmm …

Afew things about this Miami team keep coming back to me. A comparison of QB Gus Ragland to Ohio’s Tyler Tettleton is disturbing — as you’ll recall, Tettleton terrorized the Thundering Herd at times.

Another disturbing item is Miami’s experience. Oh, boy, this team is loaded with guys who have really taken their lumps, finally learned how to win and kind of like it. By comparison, Marshall is pretty young and some are 3-9 in a green jersey.

This Marshall team is faster all round the field. Kaare Vedvik is the answer to field-goal woes, I think. The running back committee may be narrowed, to the Herd’s benefit. Trey Rodriguez can scoot.

Chase Litton? His experience at the Manning Passing Academy has to help, but let’s see if he has “it” again, because he surely lost “it” at times last year.

You could say this is a battle of Miami’s experience vs. Marshall’s talent, but I’m not signing off on the latter just yet. After last year’s disaster, I have to see something tangible against another team.

Some consider this a must-win, and they will be grumbling …

MIAMI 31, MARSHALL 24