No. 19 Herd, Panthers matchup postponed


Zachary Hiser

The Marshall University football team’s offense attempts to make an offensive play agains the FAU Owls during its Homecoming Game on Saturday, Oct. 24.

The No. 19 Marshall Thundering Herd football team will not be making a trip to visit the Sunshine State this week. The Herd was supposed to take on Florida International University Panthers, but due to COVID-19 issues at FIU, the game has been postponed.

FIU released Tuesday that due to the lack of available scholarship student-athletes because of quarantining COVID-19 postive tests, contact tracing and injuries, per Marshall Athletics.

Following its recent 20-9 victory against the Florida Atlantic University Owls, Marshall moved up in the national ranked polls, going from No. 22 to No. 19 in the AP Top 25 Poll and from No. 25 to No. 18 in the Coaches Poll.

Marshall (5-0, 3-0 Conference USA) will face another bye-week this season and have extra time to prepare for its next home matchup against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen. That game is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia.

Kickoff for the Herd and Minutemen on Saturday, Nov. 7 is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on ESPN+.

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