Western Carolina (1-0) at Marshall (0-1)
7 p.m. today
Joan C. Edwards Stadium (38,019, FieldTurf), Huntington
TV: Fox College Sports Atlantic (Suddenlink digital cable 509)
Crew: Mike Gleason play-by-play, Ben Leber analyst, Lesley McCaslin sidelines
Series: Tied 9-9-2
Last game: Marshall 56, Western Carolina 21, Oct. 19, 1996 at Huntington
Tickets: Plenty available, $25-35.
Weather: Partly cloudy, 66 at kickoff.
On the spot
Marshall defense: You can't single out anybody on this unit, from coordinator Chris Rippon on to the scout-teamers. They were rendered helpless by WVU. The issues include: (a) will the front seven be stronger filling gaps, (b) will the cornerbacks play more than 12 yards off receivers, (c) is it the week to actually blitz or the week to go vanilla. Just remember, the degree of difficulty takes a steep dive. Jacoby Mitchell, you are no Tavon Austin.