Stats 'n' such
41/2 Sacks for the Marshall defense, which had just one sack against Miami.
125 Total yards for Gardner-Webb in the first three quarters. After that, the number of cornhole games played in the stadium's West Lot.
Completely useless trivia
Gardner-Webb advanced to the 1992 NAIA finals by defeating Concord 28-21 and Shepherd 22-7. Here is the off-the-wall stat of that quarterfinal game against the Mountain Lions: The Bulldogs threw eight interceptions and fumbled three times. The Bulldogs were much more efficient against Shepherd in a 22-7 win in the semifinals.
The stakes get considerably higher next Saturday for the Herd, which travels to nearby rival and recent nemesis Ohio for an 8 p.m. game on - get this - ESPNNews. The last time Marshall walked into Peden Stadium, it exited with its collective tail between its legs. Gardner-Webb remains at Boiling Springs, N.C., next week, battling FCS 15th-ranked Richmond in and ESPN3 (internet) game.