As the senior Tettleton prepares to take on the Herd at 8 p.m. Saturday at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio, he does so holding nine school passing record, including passing yards (6,653), completions (534) and touchdowns (48). He has at least 10 games left to set a few more records.
Marshall's defense isn't unfamiliar with the Bobcats by now. Jeremiah Taylor and Monterius Lovett started in the 2011 game, with 13 more current defenders coming off the bench, so this team knows what it's up against.
But what can the Thundering Herd do about Tettleton and the Bobcats offense?
"Guys like that, they're very tough to handle," Taylor said. "For one, if you get up there, they've got the ability to squirt out, just run to keep the play alive or hit somebody else downfield.
"The one thing we're going to have to do a great job of is pressuring the pocket, keeping him in the pocket, getting hits on him when we get the chance - you know, making it hard for him."
Easy to say, tough to carry out, and Heater knows that as well as anybody.
"He's going to make his plays," Heater said. "You're not going to dominate him like in some situations, maybe the last two weeks. It's not going to be like that."
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