Purdue Boilermakers versus Marshall Thundering Herd College Football Betting Preview

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The college football season continues on Sunday September 6th as the Marshall Thundering Herd will face the Purdue Boilermakers. The Boilermakers and Thundering Herd will get things started from Marshall at 3PM Eastern Time and FOX Sports 1 has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the Marshall Thundering Herd the -7 ½ point favorite with the total lined at 62 points. Those who play on Marshall on the money line will lay -300 odds with the return on the underdog Purdue Boilermakers at +250 odds on the money line.

The teams have met once previously with the Boilermakers winning 51-41 in 2012 but failing to cover as a -17 point favorite. Purdue is a team that finished 2014 with a 3-9 record but showed improvement because they were a 1 win team in 2013. Head coach Darrell Hazell is on the hot seat with a combined two year record of 4-21. The year did not finish well as Purdue lost their final six games of last season. The Boilermakers really struggled down the stretch on the offensive side of the football. They put up 16 at Indiana in their season finale. They could not score more than 16 points in losses to Northwestern, Wisconsin and Nebraska in the month of November. They had a road win at Illinois on the road in Big Ten play. The Boilermakers gave a tremendous scare to Minnesota on the road in October as the Golden Gophers escaped with a 39-38 victory. Austin Appleby gets the start at quarterback in the opener. In 2014 Appleby completed 53% of his throws for 1449 yards with ten touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Marshall had a successful 2014 campaign by finishing 13-1. They were in the conversation for a playoff spot as they were an undefeated team entering a November 28th meeting at home to Western Kentucky. That’s when the bubble burst on a perfect season as the Thundering Herd was upset 67-66 in overtime. Marshall rebounded with a 26-23 victory against Louisiana Tech a week later then defeated Northern Illinois convincingly 52-23 in their bowl game.

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