College Football Betting - 2007 Marshall Thundering Herd Preview

College football betting fans saw the 2006 Marshall Thundering Herd stumbled to a 5-7 straight up record and a 4-7 record against the football betting line

College football betting fans know that Marshall returns 16 starters for the 2007 season. College football betting fans know that one thing that will hurt Marshall is the departure of Ahmad Bradshaw who entered the NFL Draft and then wasn’t taken until the 7th round. College football betting fans know that Bernard Morris was the starting quarterback last year but his numbers were poor with 8 TD’s and 12 interceptions. NCAA Football betting fans see that the Herd does have tight end Cody Slate back and he caught a team-best 43 passes for 684 yards and six touchdowns as a freshman in 2006. NCAA College football betting fans know that the return of Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year Albert McClellan will definitely help Marshall in 2007. Tackle Byron Tinker returns as well and the secondary looks strong. College football betting fans see that corners J.J. Johnson and Zearrick Matthews are back.

College football betting fans know that Marshall has had back-to-back losing seasons for the first time in 25 years so third-year coach Mark Snyder is starting to feel the heat. College football betting fans are aware that the Marshall administration believes in Snyder but he needs to start producing wins.

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College football betting fans see that the non-conference schedule includes trips to Miami and Cincinnati and a home game against West Virginia. Even the game against New Hampshire is not a gimme. College football betting fans believes the team needs Chubb Small or Kelvin Turner to step up and help replace Bradshaw. Football betting fans know that the defense was a mess in 2006, ranking 101st in the country. They can do much better in 2007. Football betting players see that seven starters are back including McClellan who had 11.5 sacks a year ago.

College football betting fans know that the best offensive player might be senior C Doug Legursky. He is an All-America candidate. College football betting fans know that there is no doubt that best defensive player is junior DE Albert McClellan. The key for Marshall is to get solid play out of senior QB Bernard Morris. College football betting fans see that the schedule is not really favorable enough for Marshall to have a winning season. College football betting fans believe the schedule has two losses to open the season against Miami and West Virginia. Football betting players think the game against New Hampshire is no sure win and then it is not easy as the Herd play Cincinnati, Memphis, Tulsa and Southern Miss. College football betting fans believe the Herd could be 0-7 before a home game against Rice. The Herd finishes up at Central Florida, is home against East Carolina and is at Houston before hosting UAB in the finale. It will take a lot of things going right for Marshall to even match last year’s win total.