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Herd football’s second half collapse leads to MTSU victory

Quarterback Alex Thomson and running back Anthony Anderson look towards the sideline for a play call during Marshall's 34-24 loss to Middle Tennessee.

Sydney Shelton, Reporter

October 6, 2018

  Middle Tennessee’s football team scored 24 unanswered second half points Friday in Marshall’s 34-24 loss at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. With the win, MTSU improved to 3-2 (2-0 Conference USA) and collected its first-ever win at Marshall. The Herd’s record moved to 3-2 (1-1 C-USA)...

Herd football, Middle Tennessee to battle under Friday night lights

Redshirt sophomore running back Tyler King gestures to the camera before Marshall’s 2017 matchup at Middle Tennessee. The Herd would claim victory, 38-10.

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

October 2, 2018

Marshall University football (3-1, 1-0 C-USA) returns to Joan C. Edwards Stadium Friday for its 7:30 p.m. matchup against Middle Tennessee State University (2-2, 1-0 C-USA). “They’re an excellent team, and they are well coached,” Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said. “They will come in here...

Grading the Herd’s week five performance

Staff Report

October 2, 2018

OFFENSE: D+ The run game improved, but only slightly. Averaging 3.4 yards-per-attempt is not going to cut it in most games, especially against Conference USA’s top-tier teams. Keion Davis and Tyler King looked solid, and probably need to be getting the ball more, whether in run or pass situations. The r...

Herd football claims C-USA victory over Western Kentucky

Redshirt senior running back Anthony Anderson (right) and junior long snapper Matt Beardall (left) lead the Herd out of the tunnel before Marshall's 2018 home opener.

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

October 2, 2018

Isaiah Green orchestrated a 98-yard drive in the final minutes Saturday in Bowling Green, Kentucky and led Marshall to a 20-17 win over Western Kentucky in the Thundering Herd’s Conference USA opener. “Any time you can go on the road against a good football team and find a way to win, you have to ...

Former Herd quarterback Michael Payton dies at 48

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018

Former Marshall quarterback and Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Michael Payton died at 48 years-old Thursday after battling cancer. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Thundering Herd great Michael Payton,” Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick said....

Grading the Herd’s week four performance

Marshall football proceeds with one of its with spring practices last season in the background of an official Marshall practice ball.

Staff Report

September 25, 2018

OFFENSE: D+ This was the first time that Isaiah Green looked like a freshman quarterback. Green threw for 270 yards but nearly a third of that yardage came on one play: an 82-yard touchdown pass to Marcel Williams. Green also threw a pair of interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown....

Herd football opens C-USA play at WKU

Quarterback Isaiah Green (17) runs off the field after NC State forced the Herd to punt. Green  is suppressed by NC State’s heavy coverage of Tyre Brady.

Morgan, Griffith

September 25, 2018

Marshall football (2-1) will attempt to return to the win column Saturday at Houchens-Smith Stadium in its 7:30 p.m. matchup against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (1-3). “We have an opportunity this week to play one of the top teams in our conference,” Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said. ...

NC State hands Marshall first loss

Marshall head coach Doc Holliday heads for the locker room at halftime of the Herd's season opener against Miami (Ohio).

Sydney Shelton, Reporter

September 23, 2018

In front of the 12th-largest crowd in Joan C. Edwards Stadium’s history, NC State football defeated Marshall 37-20 Saturday and improved to 3-0 on the season. With the loss, the Herd moved to 2-1. NC State’s graduate quarterback Ryan Finley completed 23 of his 40 pass attempts for a season-high...

Herd football returns to field for rematch against NC State

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

September 18, 2018

Marshall football (2-0) returns to Joan C. Edwards Stadium Saturday for its 7 p.m. matchup against NC State (2-0). “I think it’s a great opportunity for our program, our community and our fan base to showcase Marshall University on a national stage,” Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said. “What b...

Marshall-South Carolina matchup canceled

Marshall-South Carolina matchup canceled

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

September 12, 2018

Marshall football’s contest at South Carolina, originally scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 p.m., has been canceled due to Hurricane Florence’s forecasted impact. “It’s the right thing to do,” Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick said. “The student-athletes’ welfare was our number one...

Marshall, South Carolina to battle Saturday

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

September 11, 2018

UPDATE (Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m.): Marshall's game at South Carolina has officially been canceled due to Hurricane Florence. Marshall and South Carolina officials are looking at possible alternative, including rescheduling the game for a later time or scheduling games against other opponents during their respe...

Steelers, Ravens invite Marshall equipment managers to training camps

Kyle Powers (left) carries equipment at the Steelers’ training camp as an assistant coach looks on. Powers has similar duties for Marshall’s athletic program during the school year.

Derek Gilbert, Reporter

September 11, 2018

Two NFL teams welcomed Marshall Equipment managers to assist with the teams’ training camps over the summer. Kyle Powers and Jacob Frye assisted the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, respectively, performing duties such as setting up the field for practices and preparing players’ unifor...