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Doug Smock: This time, Herd able to shake off slow start
Doug Smock: This time, Herd able to shake off slow start

MIAMI — Marshall’s sluggish start against Florida International didn’t surprise me a bit, and it shouldn’t have shocked its green-clad following.

All the signs were there.

The first...

Doug Smock: This time, Herd able to shake off slow start
Doug Smock: This time, Herd able to shake off slow start

MIAMI — Marshall’s sluggish start against Florida International didn’t surprise me a bit, and it shouldn’t have shocked its green-clad following.

All the signs were there.

The first...

Cato sets TD record in Herd romp
Cato sets TD record in Herd romp

MIAMI — When Rakeem Cato set that much-ballyhooed record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass Saturday, his Marshall team really needed it.

The 24th-ranked Thundering Herd did what it has done to...

Marshall-FIU statistics

Marshall 7 7 10 21–45

FIU 7 0 0 6–13

First quarter

FIU–McGough 1 run (A.Taylor kick), 2:00.

Mar–Yurachek 1 pass from Cato (Haig kick), :05.

Second quarter

Mar–Jean-Louis 13 pass...

Cato sets record in Herd romp
Cato sets record in Herd romp

Cato threw for four touchdowns as Marshall finally pulled away from feisty Florida International 45-13. His first one, a 1-yard throw to freshman tight end Ryan Yurachek, gave him a passing touchdown in 39 consecutive games, breaking the old record of ...

Herd takes road show to FIU
Herd takes road show to FIU

MIAMI — It wasn’t that long ago that Marshall’s football team couldn’t beat anyone on the road. Now, it is rag-dolling opponents in their own house.

Even last year, when the Thundering...

Marshall-FIU game capsule

Marshall (6-0, 2-0) at Florida International (3-4, 2-1)

6 p.m., FIU Stadium (20,000, FieldTurf), Miami

n TV: American Sports Network (WVAH, Channel 11 in Charleston-Huntington)

...

C-USA notebook: Herd keeps an eye on FAU-UAB game

Four teams sit a game in the loss column behind Marshall in Conference USA’s East Division, and that number could well be reduced to one by the end of the day.

The Thundering Herd (6-0, 2-0) must take care of Florida International (3-4, 2-...

Tight end Smith has become FIU’s go-to receiver
Tight end Smith has become FIU’s go-to receiver

HUNTINGTON — Florida International features a do-it-all tight end who can line up everywhere and do almost everything in the Panthers’ offense.

That’s perhaps the most challenging task Marshall...

With Leonard back, FIU owns C-USA’s top defense
With Leonard back, FIU owns C-USA’s top defense

HUNTINGTON — The fumble sat in the end zone for a second or two, begging to be fallen on.

If the offensive team, Florida Atlantic, falls on it, the Owls score a game-tying touchdown. If Florida International...

Goard dismissed from Herd hoops team

Charleston native TyQuane Goard became the second holdover from the Tom Herrion era to be dismissed from the Marshall basketball team.

New coach Dan D’Antoni announced the junior’s dismissal Thursday for an unspecified violation of ...

Herd making most of its depth
Herd making most of its depth

HUNTINGTON — The recent rise of Marshall football has been fueled by speed and talent, but another common denominator is depth and the ability of reserves to rise up and excel when needed.

The Thundering Herd...

FIU leads nation in creating turnovers
FIU leads nation in creating turnovers

HUNTINGTON — This is not the 2013 Florida International team Marshall is preparing to face. Coach Doc Holliday, the authority on all things south Florida, sees a vast difference.

“When you look at that...

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