Marshall (2-1) at Virginia Tech (2-1)
Noon, Lane Stadium (65,632, GreenTech ITM Bermuda grass), Blacksburg, Va.
Crew: Tom Hart play-by-play, John Congemi analyst
Line: Virginia Tech by 91/2
Series: Virginia Tech leads 9-2
Last meeting: Virginia Tech 30, Marshall 10, Sept. 24, 2011 at Huntington
Tickets: About 1,400 available as of noon Friday, $50
Weather: 100 percent chance of rain, possibly a thunderstorm, high 67
On the spot
Rakeem Cato, Marshall quarterback, and his receiving corps: Can the pass catchers have any more success in getting open than East Carolina's against the Hokies? Can Cato recognize lockdown coverage and leave the pocket with good results against faster defenders? Can Cato successfully navigate his passes through a gang of ballhawks - again, better than ECU's Shane Carden?
Darryl Roberts, Marshall cornerback: More than anything, he is mentioned here for the mental picture of being sent on a cornerback blitz (and he is good at those) against behemoth QB Logan Thomas. That, folks, is a size mismatch.
Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech quarterback: His play has been described as "good Logan" and "bad Logan." Last week, he was good in leading two touchdown drives, bad in nearly handing ECU a defensive touchdown.