Fun stat: Gage Niemeyer is leading the team with 10.5 knockdowns, just ahead of Scott's 10. Niemeyer toyed with Gardner-Webb, knocking six Bulldogs to the turf in just 39 plays.
Defensively, Holliday said there were 10 missed tackles against Gardner-Webb, higher than the four against Miami but still not bad. He also noted the high number of reserves getting some of their first college snaps - and whiffing on their first tackles.
Florida International announced Tuesday that its Nov. 23 game against Marshall in Miami will kick off at 6 p.m. and air on Fox Sports 1. That had been the last undetermined time on the Herd's schedule, with Fox-related network still up in the air.
One Marshall official was caught off guard by the announcement, and the FIU athletic department has been known for its odd twists and turns. Stay tuned.
Wide receiver Angelo Jean-Louis had his legal issues resolved Tuesday in Cabell County Magistrate Court. Jean-Louis, a nonqualifier who has not yet joined the Marshall program, was charged in April with using a stolen credit card twice to make purchases at an off-campus convenience store.
The original felony counts were reduced to misdemeanors, and Jean-Louis entered a pretrial diversion program. If he completes that properly, the charges will be dropped from his record. If he makes his grades, he will be welcomed into the MU program in May.
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