Last week at Ohio, Marshall fumbled on its first two possessions and botched a kickoff which the Bobcats recovered in the end zone. In the second half, when the offense finally had a chance to drive for a tying touchdown, Rakeem Cato threw an interception when receiver Demetrius Evans slipped on a timing route.
That is no small part of the Herd's emphasis this week, right up there with blocking a deep and very quick front four, trying to get open against a fast, well-coached secondary and dealing with talented linebackers in between.
Failure to hang on to the ball will get the Herd whipped this week, and Holliday knows it.
"That's something we [work on] every day and it's not going to change," he said. "The skill players are always working on ball security and good players will come back and respond and not let it happen again. That's what good players do. Those kids are good players and I expect them to be better this week."
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