Marshall @ Navy
Last Season Records: Navy 3-7; Marshall 7-3
What to Know
The Navy Midshipmen and the Marshall Thundering Herd will face off at 3:30 p.m. ET Sept. 4 at Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to kick off their 2021 seasons. Navy struggled last year, ending up 3-7. On the other hand, Marshall finished a solid 7-2 in the regular season last season, but they are hoping to make up for a 17-10 loss to the Buffalo Bulls in the Camellia Bowl.
A pair of numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Midshipmen were third worst when it came to yards per game last year, with the squad coming up with only 275 on average. The Thundering Herd’s defense has more to brag about, as they they were second best in the nation in yards allowed per game, finishing the 2020 season giving up only 279.4 on average.
The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close game. We’ll see if the game is as close as the oddsmakers expect or if one of these teams has a surprise blowout in them.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium — Annapolis, Maryland
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
- Ticket Cost: $15.00
The Thundering Herd are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Midshipmen, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.