The UConn Huskies play the Marshall Thundering Herd. For our Marshall UConn prediction and choice, look at our Myrtle Beach Bowl odds and college football bowl series. A significant early-season statement was made by the Marshall Thundering Herd. When they arrived in South Bend, Notre Dame was shut down. Although the Herd won the game 26-21 in the end, the contest may not have been that close.
While the Irish turned the ball over three times, Marshall outgained Notre Dame, had more time in possession, and didn’t commit a turnover. This wasn’t a one-off. This wasn’t a mistake. Marshall outperformed the Irish over the first 60 minutes of the game, leading 26-15 before Notre Dame scored a touchdown with 14 seconds left to make the margin look closer.
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Following up on that victory, Marshall finished the regular season with an 8-4 record. Along the way, there were several setbacks, most notably a loss to Bowling Green that the Herd would like to take back, but they also defeated Appalachian State, a renowned Group of Five teams.
One of their defeats came at the hands of Coastal Carolina, one of the top Group of Five teams in the nation. The kind of season Marshall had was one that its supporters would join up for again if you made it available to them (plus a win over Bowling Green next time).
Under the leadership of coach Jim Mora, Jr., who instantly enhanced what Randy Edsall left behind, UConn had a fantastic regular season. Mora, who had previously served as the head coach at UCLA and had a brief stint with the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks in the NFL, faced an extremely challenging challenge. He significantly outperformed expectations at a school where it was obvious that they wouldn’t be playing in a bowl game in 2022.
UConn scored two significant upsets en route to a bowl game this year. With the quarterback of the Bulldogs, Jake Haener out with an injury, the Huskies shocked Fresno State. They also beat the same Liberty team which upset Arkansas on the road. UConn had a memorable season thanks to those victories as well as one over ACC opponent Boston College. This bowl game is soon coming to an end in South Carolina.