HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Memphis (1-7, 1-3) at Marshall (3-5, 2-2)
2 p.m. today, Joan C. Edwards Stadium (38,019, FieldTurf), Huntington
Line: Marshall by 191/2
Series: Marshall leads 5-2
Last meeting: Marshall 23, Memphis 22, Nov. 17, 2011 at Memphis, Tenn.
Tickets: Plenty available, $25-35
Weather: Increasing clouds, light winds, high 53
On the spot
Marshall kickoff coverage: After giving up two kickoff returns four touchdowns against Central Florida, you can put this unit on the spot until further notice.
Tom Hornsey, Memphis punter: If Marshall's offense regains its edge, Horney's efforts may not matter, but he and MU punter Tyler Williams could wage a good field-position battle at a point or two in the game.
Stats 'n' such
In the stat rankings: MU remains 2nd nationally in passing offense (378,5), and is 5th in total offense (542.88) and 6th in net punting (42.13). In C-USA, the Herd leads in those categories plus scoring offense (39.88) and is 2nd in pass efficiency (143.77). At the other end, the Herd remains last in scoring defense (119th in FBS, 43.13) and sacks (113th, 1.0), and is 11th in rushing defense (114th, 233.25) and total defense (464.5).
Individually, Tommy Shuler is 2nd in receptions (9.62), Rakeem Cato 4th in total offense (370.88) and Tyler Williams is 9th in punting (45.97).