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Herd’s Johnson effective, even without the ball
Herd’s Johnson effective, even without the ball

HUNTINGTON — Devon Johnson ran for 151 yards in Marshall’s opening game Saturday, but his best run may have been the one where he wasn’t carrying the ball.

The Thundering Herd was nursing a 35-27...

Herd’s Johnson effective, even without the ball
Herd’s Johnson effective, even without the ball

HUNTINGTON — Devon Johnson ran for 151 yards in Marshall’s opening game Saturday, but his best run may have been the one where he wasn’t carrying the ball.

The Thundering Herd was nursing a 35-27 ...

Doug Smock: Herd win no walk in the park

OXFORD, Ohio — I am reminded of one of the many axioms put forth by that old philosopher, Bob Pruett.

When his Marshall teams were at their apex, he often reminded his loyal fans that opponents would play 25...

‘Rock,’ Cato restore order in MU win over Miami

OXFORD, Ohio — After a dismal third quarter in which Marshall was threatened by a team with a 16-game losing streak, it fell to Devon Johnson and Rakeem Cato to restore order.

Which they did in the final 15 minutes, scoring critical...

Marshall notebook: Fourth-down stops key to Herd win

OXFORD, Ohio — Marshall’s defense was bent over backward at times in its 42-27 win Saturday over Miami (Ohio), but stiffened at certain critical times.

Those included fourth downs. The Thundering Herd was tested five times on those ...

Marshall-Miami statistics

Marshall 14 14 0 14–42

Miami (Ohio) 0 3 17 7–27

First quarter

Marshall–Frohnapfel 11 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 7:20.

Marshall–Shuler 3 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 2:53.

Second...

Marshall faces unknowns in opener at Miami

OXFORD, Ohio — If you were really cynical about Marshall’s football schedule, you could call this the first of 12 “trap” games.

Wisecracks aside, today’s contest at Miami (Ohio) works like the classic trap,...

Marshall-Miami capsule

Marshall at Miami (Ohio)

3:30 p.m., Yager Stadium (24,286, FieldTurf), Oxford, Ohio

n TV: ESPN3.com. Crew: Shawn Kenney play-by-play, Rocky Boiman analyst

n Line: Marshall ...

C-USA notebook: ‘Have-nots’ looking for a dose of power

Call them “BCS” schools, the “BCS AQ” teams or the “Power 5” programs. Any way you name them, they will make Conference USA teams struggle.

That’s the way college football works, and it will be...

Marshall notebook: Haig, Smith still battling for kicking job

HUNTINGTON — The Justin Haig-Nick Smith field-goal kicking battle has gone into overtime.

It may even be declared a tie.

That possibility was raised twice this week, first when the Haig and Smith were...

Herd foe Miami counting on defense

HUNTINGTON — Lost deep in Marshall’s 52-14 shelling of Miami (Ohio) a year ago is this: The visiting RedHawks put forth a fair defensive effort in the first 30 minutes, forging a 14-all tie.

Shoot, the...

Holliday likes Herd’s depth

HUNTINGTON — To illustrate the mixture of Marshall’s veteran presence and raw youth, consider the season’s first depth chart.

There are 16 seniors on the sort-of-two-deep roster, compared to 15...

Marshall’s projected depth chart

X WR — 6 Davonte Allen, 19 Deandre Reaves

Z WR — 15 Angelo Jean-Louis, 81 Craig Wilkins

Slot WR — 1 Tommy Shuler, 4 Demetrius Evans

LT — 71 Sebastian Johansson, 74 A.J. Addison

LG — 52 Blake...

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