Marshall Thundering Herd | CUSA (East)

Overview

Conference Analysis
Win Division (+330), Win Conference (+450)
SSA Model Pick: Division (Low Confidence)
While it’s difficult for a Herd to sneak up on people that just might happen here. While everyone is focused on Lane Kiffin and the FAU Owls, Doc Holliday has 18 starters back from a quality team last year. Marshall reached the CUSA title game in ’13 and won it in’14 and Holliday might just be able to get them to the title game again this year.

Win Total Analysis
8 wins (+100/-120)
SSA Model Pick: None
While our model gives the Herd a solid chance in the East, it will be tough for this team to win more than 8 games. South Carolina and NC State are on their non-confernce schedule and if they drop those they can only lose one other game for the over to hit. But it’s hard to see this team winning fewer than 8 games as well, so stay away from this number.

Team Summary

Power Rating: 75.6
Coach: Doc Holliday
Returning Starters: 18
National Ranking: 66
Coach Ranking: 77
Talent Ranking: 71

Projections Summary

Conf Win Prob: 18%
Div Win Prob: 29%
Projected Record: 7.8 – 4.2
Conference Record: 5.6 – 2.4

Win Total Scenarios

Schedule

Sat, Sep 1@ MIA OH61%
Sat, Sep 8E Ken95%
Sat, Sep 15@ SC21%
Sat, Sep 22NC State39%
Sat, Sep 29@ WKU75%
Fri, Oct 5Mid Tenn64%
Sat, Oct 13@ ODU70%
Sat, Oct 20FAU46%
Sat, Nov 3@ S Miss67%
Sat, Nov 10UNCC89%
Sat, Nov 17UTSA82%
Sat, Nov 24@ FIU71%