Posted: 12/7/2013 10:32:47 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by stevopa:
PeeWee, it's fairly obvious given your statements that you a Rice fan and I think you are giving advice with your heart and not your head. First off, as a Penn Stater myself I wouldn't lay a dime on what Matt Millan has to say about match ups. Far beyond that, the head to head comparison on offense clearly favors Marshall at all skilled positions. QB Cato, RB taliaferro, and WR shuler all present match up problems for Rice. While you may say that Taylor MacHargue is serviceable, in actuality he is a dual personality on the field. When he is one (Texas A&M) he's a stud, but when he is off (kansas) he sucks balls. Laying money on Rice is suicide financially.
I do love Rice but if you read my posts I never said to take them. If you think I implied it? Possibly. I just feel like I have been betting enough to know that a lot of people will think Marshall is this unbelievable offense and should destroy Rice. But it's seems that oddsmakers generally are pretty smart. They opened with Rice +4.5.
I guess what I try to do here on covers is tell you what I do know. The weather, the Rice running game, the turf, what Matt Millan said. The last thing I want to do is just post my prediction with the handshake symbol.
I like information. Yours is good. I feel mine is good. I know Charles Ross is a beast. I know Rice likes to run. I don't know anything about Marshall. I don't know about Rice's free safety for example. If Matt Millan wants to watch film to prepare then as an ex player and ex nfl exec I will take his opinion for what it's worth. They asked him questions and he answered them, so I don't blame him.
Here is an example of what people on covers do....Marshall killed ECU and they were killing it weeks prior. Rice barely beat Tulane and needed OT to beat UAB. And Marshall killed UAB. Therefore Marshall will destroy Rice....while this may be the case it a lot of times isn't.