In other sports, distance runner Casey Batey, throwing event star Erin Compton, swimmer Glenn Hartway, women's basketball player Sheila Johnson and volleyball player Jill Mussman O'Brien were inducted.
Joining the class was Buddy Graham, the men's golf coach and assistant athletic director who was later known for initiating the AAU Junior Olympic basketball program in West Virginia. His teams won two national championships and he helped host two national tournaments in Huntington.
Lovett's interception return for a TD, along with to Raheem Waiters' short TD return last week against Miami (Ohio), was the first time the Herd had two "pick-sixes" in a season since 2006. Those returns were a Zearrick Mathews 44-yarder vs. Tulane and C.J. Spillman's 85-yard return against Memphis.
Marshall already has equaled its number of non-offensive touchdowns scored in the entire 2012 season, two.
The Herd suffered one injury of note, to starting defensive tackle Brandon Sparrow. He was able to barely put weight on his left foot as he was helped off. He did not return, though he was not really needed.
"You don't know. He's got an ankle [injury], we'll see," Holliday said. "Those ankles are tough."
Two more true freshmen were used for the first time, safety Tiquan Lang and receiver Josh Knight. That brings the number to six, including kicker Amareto Curraj, defensive back Michael Johnson, wide receiver Justin Hunt and center Michael Selby.
Believe it or not, the 52 points scored against Miami and the 55 Saturday night was the first time Marshall has topped the 50-point mark in consecutive games since rejoining Division I-A in 1997. MU last pulled the feat in the 1996 Division I-AA playoffs (59-14 over Delaware, 54-0 over Furman).
Career firsts abounded. Dillon got his first career start, as did linebacker Evan McKelvey. Alex Bazzie had his first fumble recovery, as did Corey Tindal. A.J. Leggett intercepted his first pass and Arnold Blackman made his first sack.
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