Free College Football Picks Today: Myrtle Beach Bowl 2022

Free College Football Picks Today: Myrtle Beach Bowl 2022
Sun 18th December 2022

The Marshall University Thundering Herd (8-4, 4-2 Away) travel to face the University of Connecticut Huskies (6-6, 5-1 Home) at Brooks Stadium on Monday. The Thundering Herd are 10-point favorites, and the total is 41.

Marshall is coming off a 28-23 win over Georgia State at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on November 26, their fourth straight victory. Cam Fancher was 18 of 28 for 208 yards and two touchdowns. Rasheen Ali ran 16 times for 102 yards. Corey Gammage caught four passes for 65 yards.

Connecticut lost 34-17 to Army West Point at Blaik Field at Michie Stadium on November 19. Zion Turner threw for 116 yards and two interceptions. Victor Rosa carried 12 times for 111 yards and a touchdown. Aaron Turner caught five receptions for 43 yards.


The Thundering Herd are averaging 24.2 points per game for the season, 95th in FBS, and they are facing a Huskies defense that has surrendered 26.1 PPG (60th). Meanwhile, Connecticut has scored 19.8 points a game this season, 115th in the nation, and Marshall is allowing 16.2 PPG (7th).

The Thundering Herd rank as one of the country’s top teams in rushing yards per game (205.6, 20th), while they are 104th in passing yards (200.3). The Huskies are 64th in passing yards allowed per game (220.6) and 87th against the run (166.3).

Connecticut has been one of the nation’s least productive passing teams, averaging 106.9 passing yards per game (127th), while ranking 31st in rushing yards (194.9). The Thundering Herd are allowing 203.0 passing yards (33rd) and 89.8 rushing yards per game (6th).


Through 12 games, Cam Fancher has thrown for eight touchdowns (5 INT) and 120.8 yards per game to lead Marshall in passing. In six games away from home this season, he has three TDs (4 INT) and an average of 94.8 yards passing. Khalan Laborn leads the team in rushing with an average of 118.6 yards a game over 12 games.

He has 16 touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Corey Gammage is the Thundering Herd’s leading receiver with 60.3 yards a game and five TDs. Zion Turner has nine passing touchdowns (7 INT) with 103.4 yards per game through 12 games to lead Connecticut.

Victor Rosa has been the team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 51.0 yards a game through 11 games. He has nine touchdowns.

Aaron Turner has been the primary target in the Huskies’ aerial attack. He has three touchdowns and a 38.5 yard per game average through 12 appearances.


Marshall has won three straight away from home this season. Connecticut is seeking a fifth consecutive home win this season.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Marshall -12.5 (-110)

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