Miami coach Don Treadwell calls his team a young team, but a young team with some experience. Interesting tidbit: With injuries last year, only three RedHawks have started 10 or more consecutive games - left tackle Zach Lewis, safety Brison Burris and defensive lineman Mwanza Wamulumba.
The team leaders in career starts are defensive tackle Austin Brown (35) and cornerback Dayonne Nunley (34), but neither was around to finish the season.
Marshall does not have a player with that many career starts. Center Chris Jasperse - still just a junior - leads the team with 25, followed by cornerback Monterius Lovett and defensive end Jeremiah Taylor (22) and Rakeem Cato and Garrett Scott (21).
MU's starting offensive line has a slight edge in career starts, 58-50. That increases to 65 when Josh Lovell, considered a co-starter of sorts at left guard, enters the game.
Both teams have a lineman expected to start his first game - for Marshall, it's sophomore left guard Sebastian Johansson; for Miami, it's redshirt freshman right tackle Terry Davis.
The Redhawks's two-deep roster lists three freshmen (all redshirt) and seven sophomores on the first string.
One of those Miami sophomores is Spencer Treadwell, the coach's son. The younger Treadwell hails from East Lansing, Mich., where his father worked in 2000-02 and 2007-10.
Quarterback Austin Boucher has a twin brother, redshirt senior linebacker Collin Boucher. The latter, born 23 minutes before Austin, plays behind Chris Wade at strong-side linebacker.
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