Herd football racks up awards, game postponed by Charlotte


Richard Crank

Marshall quarterback Grant Wells throws a pass over MTSU’s defensive back Jorden Starling (49) on Nov. 14

Coming off a 42-14 victory over the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders, the undefeated and nationally ranked Marshall University Thundering Herd football team will not be preparing to take on the University of North Carolina-Charlotte 49ers this weekend.

The Herd (7-0, 4-0 Conference USA) moved up one spot in the AP Poll to No. 15 and remained at No. 15 in the Coaches Poll.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Grant Wells was named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week while redshirt senior punter Robert LeFevre was named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Wells also earned Davey O’Brien Great 8 List honors and is now on the Midseason Watchlist. This award is given to the best NCAA quarterback.

It was also announced that the Herd was named the National Team of the Week selected by The Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).

The 49ers (2-3, 2-1 C-USA) decided to postpone the matchup due to COVID-19 testing within the program, the 49ers released Monday.

The Herd will now prepare to host the Rice University Owls (1-1, 1-1 C-USA) Saturday, Dec. 5. That game will be carried on one of the ESPN platforms and a start time has not been determined yet. Further information will be provided at a later date.

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