MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD RUMORS & GOSSIP
Marshall Thundering Herd quarterback Rakeem Cato was scrambling to get away from pressure when he coughed the ball up. Southern Mississippi looked like they would recover the ball, but they couldn’t fall on it. Marshall and USM then spent the next few seconds scrambling around the field trying to recover a fumble that looked like a hot potato. Might want to work on being...
This poor kid got a chance to run in with the Marshall Thundering Herd and tripped in the smoke.
Rakeem Cato threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns and Marshall's defense intercepted three passes in a 34-10 victory over UTSA on Saturday.
Marshall (3-2, 1-0 Conference USA) had no turnovers on the day and the Thundering Herd capitalized on the costly mistakes of UTSA, allowing them to go ahead 17-0 in the first quarter. Cato was 22-for 32 passing, with touchdown passes to...
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October 05, 2013
Steward Butler ran for 151 yards on nine carries and scored three times, as Marshall blew out Gardner-Webb 55-0 on Saturday night.
Butler had scoring runs of 9, 46, and 13 yards and Marshall (2-0) amassed 224 yards on the ground, compared to 67 for Gardner-Webb. Leading 34-0 at halftime, the Thundering Herd added three touchdowns in the third quarter and were scoreless in the fourth...
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September 07, 2013
No. 72 West Virginia Mountaineers (7-6) Coach Dana Holgorsen (third season, 17-9 at WVU and overall) Returning starters: 9, 3 offense, 6 defense, 0 special teams Recruiting rank: 28 Strength of schedule: 54 Following a superb start to the 2012 season, the West Virginia Mountaineers dropped off quickly once they got into the meat of their Big 12 conference schedule. The 'Neers...
Name: Brandon Sparrow
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 289
VS. UAB, East Carolina, and West Virginia
Sparrow is a great run defender with huge motor. He controls the line of scrimmage very well with great pad level and strength. Sparrow is a relentless pass rusher who uses his great bull rush and quick...
Marshall QB Rakeem Cato (pictured) The 2013 Preseason All-Conference USA Team by College Football Universe is listed below. The Marshall Thundering Herd lead the way with five players on the first team, four on offense and one on special teams. Schools with the next most on the first team are East Carolina with four and Tulsa with three. Plenty of other worthy players made the honorable...
No. 66 Marshall Thundering Herd (5-7) Coach Doc Holliday (fourth season, 17-20 at Marshall, 17-20 overall)Returning Starters: 17, 8 offense, 7 defense, 2 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 61 If Marshall is going to contend for a C-USA title, the Thundering Herd must get better defensively. The Herd surrendered 43 points per game last year – a number skewed a bit from allowing 51...
A fifth year senior wide receiver from Marshall University, Antavious Wilson was a four-year contributor for the Thundering Herd.
We talked with the Marshall Thundering Blog about the Pahokee, Florida product.
Tale of the Tape
Height- 6’ 1”
Weight- 196 pounds
Can you give some background info on him and a quick overview of his career?
One of eight Pahokee High...
First there was Chad Pennington, then there was Byron Leftwich, and now there’s Rakeem Cato. Photo Credit: Mark Webb/The Herald-Dispatch Marshall fans have been waiting for the third coming and he has finally come. This season with the help of their slinger, a great receiving core, and former Marshall slinger and Assistant Head Coach Tony Peterson Marshall’s offense ranked...
Saturday wasn't a good day for the Marshall football team who got drilled by West Virginia, 69-34. It was an even worse day for Marshall linebacker, Cortez Carter, who was on the receiving end of two vicious blocks during Saturday's game.
Marshall football coach Doc Holliday has dismissed defensive back Phillip Warren and plans to discipline three other players following their weekend arrests outside a Huntington bar.
Holliday said Tuesday that Warren has been kicked off the team for an unspecified violation of team rules and policies.
A criminal complaint accuses Warren of striking a police officer who was assisting...
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April 24, 2012
Vinny Curry was a force as soon as he stepped onto the Marshall Campus. But playing in the ill-regarded Conference USA hurt his draft stock. He has the size at 6’4’’, 266 pounds and put up the numbers, but some worry that it wasn’t against top competition. In his freshman season, Curry made seven appearances, accumulating nine tackles and forcing a fumble. By his senior year...
There was once a time in this great nation of ours where a fan knew what to expect from his or her sports. You knew the World Series would be in October and you knew the Super Bowl would be held somewhere around the third or fourth week in January, but not anymore. The World Series calls itself the Fall Classic, but more closely resembles a mid-winter classic ending darn near in...
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If you aren't looking (and probably most of our readers are not), Marshall could actually represent the East Division in the Conference USA Championship Game.
Now the 5-6 Thundering Herd still need some help and a win over East Carolina, and a very unlikely loss by Southern Miss against 2-9 Memphis to pull of the feat, but the slim hope is alive.
The reason Marshall is in...