There is a good deal of standing room at Peden Stadium, which allows crowds to exceed the 24,000 seating capacity. The all-time record is 25,893 on Sept. 8, 2012 against New Mexico State, with last week's home opener against North Texas fifth at 24,511.
Marshall visits occupy two spots in the top 20 - sixth (24,244 in 2011) and 18th (21,728 in 1998).
Anthony Becht, the former West Virginia tight end who enjoyed a 12-year NFL career, will be in the press box Saturday as analyst for the ESPNews broadcast.
ESPN's MediaZone describes Becht's main assignment as analyst on the American Athletic Conference syndicated game of the week. He was previously a studio analyst on NBC Sports Network's "Pro Football Talk," and co-hosted pregame and postgame shows on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers radio network in 2012.
As his NFL career was winding down - his last year was 2011 - Becht jumped into broadcasting, performing work for Sirius XM, SNY and other outlets, and was described as a standout at the NFL's "Broadcast Boot Camp."
Playing with the Jets, Buccaneers, Rams, Cardinals and Chiefs, he played in 152 consecutive games from 2000 to 2010. He owns a bachelor's degree in marketing from WVU.
And finally, there is no starting time after all for Marshall's Nov. 23 game at Florida International just yet. The FIU website had unilaterally declared a 6 p.m. kickoff with Fox Sports 1 televising, but has returned the time designation to "TBD."
A final announcement could come as soon as next week.
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