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This week’s Marshall football game has it all: Friday night lights, an opponent on an eight-game winning streak, Conference USA championship implications, national television and, most importantly, our annual memorial game for the 75. It needs to have as many students as possible, too.
We need you! We need as many of you in the stands Friday night and we need you to be as loud as possible. Louisiana Tech is 8-1 this season with a loss to nationally ranked Texas. They are coming a long way to Huntington, West Virginia, to play in Joan C. Edwards Stadium, where our football team has one of the best home winning percentages in college football. We need every single student to get a ticket and go – and bring a friend or two along. Our team feeds off of you. When they can look over and see their classmates packed in the student section, it fuels them.
We are in the thick of the Conference USA East Division race. Right now, we control our own destiny. If we win out, we will play in the Conference USA championship game on the first Saturday in December. This game could go a long way into deciding our conference championship this season. You could play a very big part in that.
That’s what makes college football so special. The coaching staff is important. The players are important. Everyone talks about the quarterback and the leading tackler and the guy who makes the game-winning field goal. But our fans are difference-makers. We need a loud and rowdy environment. Students can bring that.
We hope to see you this Friday night. The pregame video and walk with our football team is a moving experience. There are a lot of emotions when we play on the date closest to the anniversary of the 1970 plane crash. It is a night that is bigger than football. It would mean a whole lot to our football program if you played a part in it.
See you Friday night. GO HERD!