At long last, the college football bowl season is upon us. In the fourth bowl game of the season, there is a contest between two average teams. These teams are the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Colorado State Rams. Both teams started the season with similar goals and that has remained true as the season has progressed. Both teams managed to win seven games and will look for a nice bowl victory to culminate a successful season.
Marshall’s success is due to junior quarterback Chase Litton. This season, Litton threw for 23 touchdowns along with over 2,800 yards passing. However, Litton is somewhat turnover prone and threw 12 interceptions in 13 games. If Marshall plans on winning this contest, Litton will need to take better control of the ball. Litton’s job has been made easier due to the running back tandem of Tyler King and Keion Davis. Both running backs have over 600 yards rushing and at least five rushing touchdowns. Expect both of them to split playing time and help create manageable third downs for Litton.
Colorado State’s success is primarily due star quarterback Nick Stevens. This season, Stevens threw for 27 touchdowns and over 3,400 passing yards. Stevens also managed to score two rushing touchdowns which makes him a potential dual threat option in the red zone. However, Stevens’ job this season was made easier by running backs Dalyn Dawkins and Izzy Matthews. Both running backs had over 500 yards rushing and eight rushing touchdowns. Expect Colorado’s balanced attack to be on full display this Saturday.
As for my prediction, I have to side with Colorado State. Marshall has a solid team but Stevens is, by far, the best quarterback playing in this game. I expect Stevens to lead the Rams to multiple touchdown drives as the Rams win by a field goal or so.
Marshall vs. Colorado State: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Marshall vs. Colorado State
Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Start Time: 4:30 P.M. EST
Location: Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque, NM
How to Watch Marshall vs. Colorado State On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the WatchESPN app.
How To Live Stream Marshall vs. Colorado State Online Without Cable Subscription
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