Hoskins caught three passes for 38 yards with two touchdowns, of 20 and 14 yards. Bazzie had three tackles and Rouse had two, with one for loss.
But the most important thing about Rouse was the fact he played. Back problems and a ruptured Achilles tendon kept him out of action since Sept. 18, 2011 at Ohio - an absence of 22 games.
"You're talking about a guy that has overcome adversity. If most the players or people out there had to go through what he's gone through they would've given up football," Holliday said. "He had no luck whatsoever. He just persevered and continued to work extremely hard.
"He has a great attitude. He played Saturday and played extremely well. It was great to see because he's a great player and a great kid."
Marshall used three running backs against Miami, and that may be the case against Gardner-Webb.
Holliday said Remi Watson will play Saturday, but Kevin Grooms isn't a sure bet. Grooms had four carries on the Herd's first touchdown drive, including a 39-yard gain to the Miami 10-yard line.
As nice as that run was, it threw a red flag for the coaching staff.
"We'll see how it goes," Holliday said of Grooms' status for Saturday. "We worked so hard, he wanted to get in there last Saturday ... when he got caught from behind that one time, I knew he wasn't 100 percent. He should be a lot better this week."
Elsewhere, Holliday expects linebacker Stefan Houston to practice all week and play. He wasn't sure about center Cam Dees and cornerback Keith Baxter.
And finally, a new walk-on kicker has appeared - Kaare Vedvik, a 6-foot-3, 178-pound freshman from McPherson, Kan.
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