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Herd breaks into playoff rankings, but behind Boise

Marshall finally has cracked into the elusive rankings released by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, but there’s a catch: The Thundering Herd sits a spot behind Boise State.

The 11-0 Herd, ranked 19th and 20th in the media...

Herd breaks into playoff rankings, but behind Boise

Marshall finally has cracked into the elusive rankings released by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, but there’s a catch: The Thundering Herd sits a spot behind Boise State.

The 11-0 Herd, ranked 19th and 20th in the media ...

Herd hopes to apply Louisville lessons vs. Morehead

HUNTINGTON — Having learned a few lessons from its experience last weekend at Louisville, Marshall players will try to put those to work this week against a pair of teams more like what they will see in Conference...

WKU’s Doughty will test Herd secondary
WKU’s Doughty will test Herd secondary

HUNTINGTON — It took quarterback Brandon Doughty exactly one late-August night and nearly one-third of a mile to make an impression on the rest of Western Kentucky’s new conference.

The Hilltoppers were ...

‘Toppers want Herd to throw more?
‘Toppers want Herd to throw more?

The emergence of Marshall’s running game has shot past the threshold of surprising, but the respect opponents give Devon Johnson keeps raising eyebrows.

This assessment, coming from Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm, provides another...

‘Excited’ Jasperse takes blame
‘Excited’ Jasperse takes blame

HUNTINGTON — Chris Jasperse pleads guilty as charged: Sometime he just gets a little too antsy before snapping the football.

And that’s why the senior center, the otherwise dependable anchor of...

Doug Smock: Herd’s ‘No-Fly Zone’ earned its wings vs. UAB
Doug Smock: Herd’s ‘No-Fly Zone’ earned its wings vs. UAB

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In a messy, mistake-riddled slugfest in which Marshall needed every ounce of good fortune it could extract, one would be remiss for failing to mention the role of the “No-Fly Zone....

MU’s dream season still alive after narrow win over UAB
MU’s dream season still alive after narrow win over UAB

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — On the 17th play of what could have been a bubble-bursting drive, Marshall’s defense finally earned a rest.

A long, joyful rest.

The Thundering Herd took the lead with a...

Doug Smock: ‘Old Gray Lady’ not enough to stop Herd

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — I am saddened and angered that the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s football program may be on death’s doorstep.

If that is the case, that likely spells the end of...

Marshall-UAB statistics

Marshall 7 10 0 6–23

UAB 3 3 6 6–18

First quarter

UAB–FG Long 36, 6:58.

Mar–Shuler 28 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 3:46.

Second quarter

UAB–FG Long 40, 5:56.

Mar–Jean-...

 Herd survives UAB, 23-18

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., -- Marshall's defense not only scored the go-ahead touchdown, but got the game-winning stop at its 11-yard line as it survived with a 23-18 win over Alabama-Birmingham.

Jermaine Holmes was credited with the stop on a direct...

Jones, Rozier lead Louisville past Marshall 85-67
Jones, Rozier lead Louisville past Marshall 85-67

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Chris Jones scored 18 points and backcourt mate Terry Rozier added 17 as No. 7 Louisville overcame poor shooting to beat Marshall 85-67 Friday night.

Forward Wayne Blackshear had 16...

Herd hopes to avoid repeating UAB pitfalls

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Marshall has taken the best shot from 10 opponents and has fired back with proverbial Hellfire missiles. But in an odd way, the Thundering Herd may meet the strongest resistance today....

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