The Parthenon

Herd football shuts down UTSA on senior night

Redshirt freshman quarterback Isaiah Green warms up before Marshall's home opener. Green is the youngest Marshall starting quarterback since Rakeem Cato in 2014.

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

November 17, 2018

The Marshall football team blanked UTSA Saturday 23-0 at Joan C. Edwards stadium. With the win, the Herd improved to 7-3 (5-2 Conference USA), and UTSA moved to 3-8 (2-5 C-USA). “That was a good win for us, its been an emotional couple weeks between the game last week and a lot of distractions...

Marshall football takes on UTSA in last home game of season

Brenden Knox avoids a Charlotte defender to break into open space. Knox gains 116 yards on 22 carries in the contest.

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

November 13, 2018

The Marshall University football team looks to add another conference win at Joan C. Edwards Stadium Saturday at 2:30 p.m. against the University of Texas at San Antonio. Heading into the contest, Marshall is 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the Conference USA, while UTSA is 3-7 overall and 2-4 in C-USA. “Y...

Herd football report card

Marshall redshirt running back Brenden Knox (#20) joins a team celebration after a touchdown in Marshall's earlier home game against Western Kentucky. Knox has a career-high 22 rushes for 116 and a touchdown in his most-recent game against Charlotte.

Staff Report

November 13, 2018

OFFENSE: B- The first half performance wasn’t great by any means and Marshall only had a three-point lead at halftime. What the run game did in the second half, however, was perhaps its best performance of the season. Brenden Knox, who has spent the majority of the season as the fourth running ba...

Knox, Herd football run over Charlotte

Marshall head coach Doc Holliday stands arm-and-arm with current and former players to honor the 75 who died in the 1970 plane crash. The Herd honors the 75 every year at home games.

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

November 11, 2018

The Marshall football team scored 17 unanswered third quarter points Saturday to defeat the Charlotte 49ers 30-13 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. With the win, the Herd improved to 6-3 (4-2 Conference USA), and Charlotte moved to 4-6 (3-3 C-USA). “I’m excited about our football team and the ...

Herd football report card

Marshall head coach Doc Holliday argues a call with one of the officials during Marshall's loss to Middle Tennessee.

Staff Report

November 6, 2018

STAFF REPORT OFFENSE: F This was by far the worst offensive performance of the season for the Herd and arguably a performance reminiscent of the pitiful 2016 season. Marshall failed to gain 250 yards on offense for the first time since the UTSA game in 2017 (a 9-7 loss), averaged a measly 1.4 yards...

Herd football takes on Southern Miss

Quarterback Alex Thomson drops back to pass in Marshall's home win over FAU earlier this season. Thomson makes his fourth start of the season Saturday against Southern Miss.

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

November 1, 2018

The Marshall University football team (5-2, 3-1 Conference USA) fights for a C-USA championship berth and its third consecutive win Saturday at 3 p.m. against Southern Miss (3-4, 2-2 C-USA) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. “We have a great challenge going to Southern Miss, they have a great tradition,”...

Grading the Herd’s week eight performance

Redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Will Ulmer raises his arms in celebration after a Marshall score against FAU.

Staff Report

October 23, 2018

STAFF REPORT OFFENSE: B The pass game still needs some work, but Alex Thomson looked much more comfortable in the pocket than he did a few weeks ago against Middle Tennessee. Thomson only threw for 102 yards, but he had a pair of TD passes to tight end Armani Levias and did not turn the ball over. The ...

Herd football claims crucial C-USA victory

Quarterback Alex Thomson scores a rushing touchdown to seal the win against FAU for the Herd. Thomson uses his legs multiple times in Marshall's C-USA victory.

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

October 20, 2018

Five Florida Atlantic turnovers led to a 31-7 Marshall win Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. With the win, the Herd improved to 5-2 (3-1 Conference USA) while FAU moved to 3-4 (1-2 C-USA). “I said last week it was our most complete game up to date and I think this week topped that,” ...

Herd football takes on FAU at home

Junior wide receiver Obi Obialo celebrates a touchdown reception in Marshall’s game against Middle Tennessee. Obialo is one of Marshall’s most productive receivers.

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

October 16, 2018

The Marshall University Football team (4-2, 2-1 Conference USA) returns to Joan C. Edwards Stadium Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. matchup against Florida Atlantic University (3-3, 1-1 C-USA). “(FAU) has tremendous talent on both sides of the ball,” Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said. “It’ll be a ...

Grading the Herd’s week seven performance

Anthony Anderson (21) celebrates his 1-yard touchdown run during the second quarter of Marshall's loss to Middle Tennessee.

Staff Report

October 16, 2018

STAFF REPORT OFFENSE: A- Marshall hadn’t rushed for more than 300 yards in a game since the 2015 season before erupting for 319 yards and five scores on the ground Saturday. Running backs Anthony Anderson and Tyler King each had multi-touchdown games, and King earned Conference USA Co-Offensive Player of th...

Herd football travels to Virginia for C-USA showdown

Marshall redshirt junior quarterback Alex Thomson prepares to take a snap under-center against MTSU in Saturday’s home loss--his first game for the Herd.

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

October 9, 2018

The Marshall University football team (3-2, 1-1 Conference USA) looks to add a second conference win Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against Old Dominion University (1-5, 0-3 C-USA) in Norfolk, Virginia. “(ODU is) a dangerous team that we have to do a great job of going in there and being prepared to play,” ...

Grading the Herd’s week six performance

Marshall head coach Doc Holliday argues a call with one of the officials during Marshall's loss to Middle Tennessee.

Staff Report

October 9, 2018

OFFENSE: C- Tyler King had a career night out of the backfield, totaling 165 yards on 27 carries for an average of 6.1 yards per rush. Anthony Anderson added a season-high 77 yards and a touchdown for Marshall, which totaled over 200 rushing yards for the first time this season. Alex Thomson had an ...