That's pretty much why the redshirt freshman is the No. 3 man behind center.
"Gunnar's got to learn to take care of the ball a little better," Holliday said. "He's a young guy that's learning, but he's got the physical skills."
Marshall has three practices left - a heavy day Tuesday afternoon, a lighter afternoon in shorts on Thursday and the Green-White Game on Saturday. Kickoff - OK, the first whistle - for the game is 2 p.m.
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Holmes 10 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack; Houston 9 tackles; Hunter 5 tackles; Tindal 5 tackles; Dillon 5 tackles, 2 TFL, sack; Baxter 4 tackles, 2 TFL, sack, 2 pass breakups; Massaquoi 4 tackles, 1.5 TFL, sack; Mitchell 3 tackles, 1.5 TFL, sack; Samuels 3 tackles, interception; Leggett 2 tackles, interception; Wilson 2 tackles, interception; Samuel 1 tackle, forced fumble; Lovett interception. Totals 4 interceptions, 7 sacks, 12 TFLs, 4 pass breakups.