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Marshall DL Jarquez Samuel With The Defensive Fat Guy Play Of The Day

The play actually occurred on Friday, but after watching the slate of games on Saturday I felt comfortable with calling Jaquez Samuel's touchdown the Defensive Fat Guy Play of the Day. The offensive one is LaQuan McGowan's touchdown catch for Baylor of course, but Samuel's dive was worthy enough of being recognized.It's not every day you see a big man dive like this without beer...
Via FatManWriting
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Marshall DL dives into end zone for graceful 'fat guy' TD (VIDEO)

The behemoths of the defensive line live to flatten quarterbacks and scoring a touchdown, well ... it's something they can usually only dream about.But on Friday night, Marshall's Jarquez Samuel somehow managed to do both on the same play — and actually make a 'fat guy' touchdown look natural. Samuel recovered a loose ball after another Thundering Herd player stripped Southern Mississippi quar...
Via The Other Paper
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Southern Mississippi vs. Marshall: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday the Marshall Thundering Herd will host the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in a match-up of two Conference USA schools. Marshall (4-1) and Southern Mississippi (3-2) will each be looking for their second conference win of the season in this one. Coverage of this game will air on CBS Sports Network beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The Odds: Marshall...
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Former Marshall QB proposes to girlfriend at tailgate

The Marshall Thundering Herd are currently 2-1 and they have had plenty of reason to celebrate this season. Last Saturday, before their crushing defeat of Norfolk State, a former quarterback gave his team and family another reason to celebrate. According to College Spun, Joe Browning, who played quarterback for the Herd in 2001, was attending a tailgate party at the game before the...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Marshall Football Is Fired Up After Its Win Over Purdue

Marshall is coming off of a fantastic 13-1 2014 season, while Purdue struggled to a 3-9 record. Today’s game at Marshall was not expected to be a highlight of the opening weekend of college football, but it was the only Sunday game, and fans were treated to a pretty exciting affair. In the end, the game was bookended by two pick-sixes for Marshall’s Tiquan Lang on the first play...
Via College Spun
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Virginia signee T.J. Griffin headed to Marshall

After failing to qualify academically at Virginia, three-star cornerback T.J. Griffin will instead play this season with the Marshall Thundering Herd. Cavaliers head coach Mike London announced Griffin’s release via a statement, which was reported by John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk. “We have granted T.J. Griffin a release from his letter of intent to allow...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

QB Cole Carvin Leaving Marshall

Marshall rising sophomore quarterback Cole Garvin has announced he will leave the program to pursue other opportunities. Grant Traylor of the Herald-Dispatch reported the story. Marshall QB Cole Garvin confirmed through text message that he is leaving @HerdFB to pursue other opportunities. — Grant Traylor (@GrantTraylor) May 7, 2015 In his sole season for the Thundering Herd...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Steward Butler charged in alleged beating of gay couple

Marshall Thundering Herd running back Steward Butler has a legal issue, after being charged with two counts of battery relating to an alleged beating of a gay couple. According to the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Butler is alleged to have struck the couple after they showed a public display of affection. The report reads: The charges stem from the April 5 beating of two men, moments...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Marshall extends Doc Holliday through 2021

The Marshall Thundering Herd have reached an agreement with head coach Doc Holliday which will extend his contract through  June 30, 2021. Holliday’s new contract will raise his salary to $755,000 per year. The university announced the contract extension in a statement. “Doc has made Marshall football relevant again for the first time in a long time, with the success he has...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Marshall Football Players Celebrating ‘December On The Beach’ With A School Logo Sand Sculpture

Marshall players may still be a bit disappointed that they couldn’t complete the undefeated season, but the 12-1 Thundering Herd gets to play fellow “Group of Five” power Northern Illinois in the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday, December 23. There are worse places for a team to go for a bowl than the beach in Florida, and the Marshall players seem to realize that, based on this...
Via College Spun
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Marshall Will Wear Special Helmets This Week To Honor U.S. Army, Casualties In 1970 Plane Crash

Marshall football is going to have special helmets when it takes on Rice this weekend, according to a tweet sent out by athletic director Mike Hamrick. The undefeated Thundering Herd will wear lids that honor the 75 people who passed away in the 1970 plane crash that was carrying members of the school’s football team, coaches and boosters. The helmets will also pay homage to members...
Via College Spun
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

ECU or Marshall: Are the Pirates Better Than the Thundering Herd?

The ECU Pirates’ loss to Temple cost them more than just pole position in the conference; it may have cost them a shot at a New Year’s Six bowl, something a top-ranked Group of Five team is essentially guaranteed if it is close enough to the Top 25. Last week, East Carolina was the only G5 team ranked in the Playoff Committee’s poll. This week, the Pirates have slipped out...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

In The Gang Of Five, It’s Marshall’s Bowl Bid To Lose, But Which Team Really Deserves The Opportunity?

The only Gang Of Five team that is taking care of business — doing everything that is within its control — is Marshall. Yet, the Thundering Herd’s schedule is as strong as a piece of cotton candy. Marshall’s 2014 slate is as imposing as the Detroit Tigers’ bullpen. This is a clear situation in that Marshall controls its fate more than anyone else at this point. However...
Via The Student Section
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Gate Crashers: Marshall Thundering Herd

The Marshall Thundering Herd may be the longest of shots that have been highlighted in this collection of potential teams that could grab the at large big in the major bowl games, more so than Louisiana-Lafayette. Marshall faces a difficult challenge that is their schedule. It’s not difficult in terms of whom they play, it’s difficult in terms of they have no chance for a win...
Via The Student Section
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Marshall Unveils Very Green New Uniforms

Expectations are incredibly high for the Marshall Thundering Herd in 2014. Led by a Heisman hopeful in quarterback Rakeem Cato, many think that the Conference USA power has the ability to run the table this season, and make choosing the first set of four teams for the College Football Playoff that much trickier.  Marshall will certainly look slick as they make their bid for an undefeated...
Via College Spun
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike D'Antoni Receives Inquiry From Marshall

Mike D'Antoni has received interest from Marshall on their head coaching vacancy. Sources said that the Thundering Herd have pursued D'Antoni before and made this latest inquiry because they "always sound him out" any time the position becomes available. Sources say D'Antoni is highly unlikely to end up at Marshall even if he's not retained by the Los Angeles Lakers. D'Antoni played...
Via RealGM
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Marshall Will Be Sporting American-Themed Helmets For The Military Bowl

This Friday, Marshall will take on the Maryland Terrapins in the Military Bowl in Annapolis. To show some appreciation for the bowl and for the military, the Thundering Herd will don new American-themed helmets for the game — here are a few photos from Marshall athletics director Mike Hamrick: Herd Fans, take a look at the helmet we will be wearing for the #MilitaryBowl on Friday...
Via College Spun
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Marshall RB Grooms suspended after domestic battery arrest

Marshall University says running back Kevin Grooms has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery and obstructing an officer. A booking officer at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville said the 21-year-old Grooms was being held there after his arrest early Saturday in Huntington. Police in Huntington could not be reached for additional...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Marshall's Groom suspended after arrest in W.Va.

Marshall University says running back Kevin Grooms has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery and obstructing an officer. A booking officer at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville said the 21-year-old Grooms was being held there after his arrest early Saturday in Huntington. Police in Huntington could not be reached for additional...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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