MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD NEWS

Marshall, Cato upend Maryland in Military Bowl

Marshall accomplished everything it set out to do in the Military Bowl. With an uplifting 31-20 victory over Maryland on Friday, the Thundering Herd provided their seniors with a lasting memory and laid the groundwork for success in 2014. Marshall (10-4) doubled its win total of a year ago and reached double digits in victories for the first time since 2002. ''It's...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

QB Rakeem Cato Leads Marshall to Victory in Military Bowl

The 2013 Military Bowl started off with a sky diver flying into the stadium, but the aerial assault did not stop there. Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato lit up the Maryland defense for 337 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Thundering Herd to a 31-20 win over the Terrapins.@cjzero/TwitterCato  got the scoring started off with a one-yard pass to Tommy Shuler to put Marshall on...
Via FatManWriting
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Marshall beats Maryland 31-20 in Military Bowl

Rakeem Cato threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns, and Marshall used two fourth-quarter scores to rally past Maryland 31-20 Friday in the Military Bowl. The Thundering Herd (10-4) trailed 20-17 before Cato brought them back. After directing a 63-yard march to put Marshall up 24-20 with 12:05 left, Cato clinched it with an 8-yard touchdown throw to Gator Hoskins with 3:42 to play...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Military Bowl: Can Terps stop explosive Marshall offense?

PHOTO: USA Today Sports Maryland Terrapins (7-5) vs Marshall Thundering Herd (9-4) Friday, Dec 27th @ 2:30 pm (ESPN) Line: Marshall by 2.5 How Marshall got here: The Thundering Herd started out 4-3 with their 3 losses coming by an average of 4.3 ppg. With the exception of the two-point loss at Middle Tennessee, the Herd cruised in conference play winning 7 of 8. In the C...
Via Bloguin Best
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Military Bowl: Can Terps stop explosive Marshall offense?

PHOTO: USA Today Sports Maryland Terrapins (7-5) vs Marshall Thundering Herd (9-4) Friday, Dec 27th @ 2:30 pm (ESPN) Line: Marshall by 2.5 How Marshall got here: The Thundering Herd started out 4-3 with their 3 losses coming by an average of 4.3 ppg. With the exception of the two-point loss at Middle Tennessee, the Herd cruised in conference play winning 7 of 8. In...
Via Crystal Ball Run
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Maryland, Marshall to receive PS4 consoles at Military Bowl

The Military Bowl is showering its bowl participants with Playstation 4 consoles this year as part of a swag package that any college student would envy.As part of the NCAA's $550 limit that bowls can give to 125 participants per school, the Marshall Thundering Herd and Maryland Terrapins will receive a gift package that includes a Sony Playstation 4, a winter hat, and Ogio backpack...
Via Bush League Chronicle
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Inappropriate sign makes it onto ESPN during Rice game

A Rice fan cleverly put the word penis next the E, S, P, and N in ESPN and quickly flashed the sign when he was panned too in the crowd.
Via College Football Section
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Conference USA Championship Game: Staff predictions

Rakeem Cato and Marshall look to pick up a difficult win at Rice. Photo: USA Today Sports While we have been spending time breaking down the conference championship games for the big boy conferences, we have some thoughts to share on what should be an entertaining Conference USA Championship Game between Rice and Marshall. Rice gets the home field advantage in this year's game...
Via Bloguin Best
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Conference USA Championship Game: Staff predictions

Rakeem Cato and Marshall look to pick up a difficult win at Rice. Photo: USA Today Sports While we have been spending time breaking down the conference championship games for the big boy conferences, we have some thoughts to share on what should be an entertaining Conference USA Championship Game between Rice and Marshall. Rice gets the home field advantage in this year's...
Via Crystal Ball Run
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Marshall unstoppable in 56-14 rout over UAB

Rakeem Cato had four total touchdowns and Marshall had 657 total yards on Saturday in a 56-14 rout of UAB. The Thundering Herd (6-3, 4-1 Conference-USA) scored quickly and easily. They averaged 12.6 yards per play to break a school record set in 1991 against VMI (12.4). Cato surpassed Chad Pennington to become Marshall's all-time leader in consecutive games with a TD pass at...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Marshall and Southern Miss struggle to recover fumble in hilarious GIF

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...
Via Diehardsport
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

A young Marshall fan was run over by the Thundering Herd while entering the field

This poor kid got a chance to run in with the Marshall Thundering Herd and tripped in the smoke.
Via College Football Section
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Marshall Connection

Boyd Anderson High School has been a pipeline recently for Marshall’s football program. In the past few years Marques Aiken, Sandley Jean-Felix, Kent Turene, and Corey Tindal, have joined the Herd football program from the South Florida High School.
Via marshall.scout.com
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Marshall beats FAU 24-23 on game-winning FG

Justin Haig kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired to give Marshall a 24-23 comeback win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday. Marshall (4-2, 2-0 Conference USA) trailed by as many as 9 in the fourth quarter but cut FAU's lead to 23-21 with 6:47 to play on a 41-yard touchdown pass from Rakeem Cato to Gator Hoskins on 4th and 5. After forcing FAU (2-5, 1-4) to punt, Marshall...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

FAU falls at home to Marshall on last-second field goal

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Haig kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired to give Marshall a 24-23 comeback win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday. Marshall (4-2, 2-0 Conference USA) trailed by as many as 9 in the fourth quarter but cut FAU's lead to 23-21 with 6:47 to play on a 41-yard touchdown pass from Rakeem Cato to Gator Hoskins on 4th and 5. After forcing FAU ...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Marshall cruises to a 34-10 victory over UTSA

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Marshall cruises to a 55-0 win over Gardner-Webb

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...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Cato's return has Marshall confident in 2013

Marshall coach Doc Holliday doesn't want to see a repeat of last year's floundering defense. While Marshall thrived behind quarterback Rakeem Cato, opposing offenses ran up 43 points per game on the Thundering Herd, which allowed at least 50 points five times. Chris Rippon resigned as defensive coordinator a day after Marshall finished the season 5-7. The widely traveled...
Via Fox Sports
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 72 West Virginia Mountaineers season preview: Can Holgorsen make up for lost production?

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...
Via College Football Universe
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Preseason Highlight: Brandon Sparrow

  Bio: Name: Brandon Sparrow School: Marshall    Pos.: DE/DT Ht: 6-3    Wt: 289 Class: Senior from: herdzone.com   Game Notes: 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...
Via NFL Draft Zone
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Preseason All-Conference USA Team: Marshall with five players on first team

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...
Via College Football Universe
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 66 Marshall Thundering Herd season preview: Cato to lead Herd to bowl berth & C-USA contender

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...
Via College Football Universe
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Sandley Jean-Felix

Marshall loaded up on offensive lineman with the 2013 recruiting class. The Herd lost John Bruhin from last years class, and junior college lineman Billy Rone left the program. A couple other offensive lineman moved to the defensive side of the football.
Via marshall.scout.com
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

SOTT Interview: Antavious Wilson, Marshall University

At 6’1″ 198 lbs., wide receiver Antavious Wilson broke out his senior season at Marshall with 69 receptions for 741 yards and 9 touchdowns, becoming a 2012 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention. After a stellar season his first year on the field with the Thundering Herd, Wilson suffered injuries and struggled through his sophomore and junior seasons. Coming back his senior year...
Via State of the Texans
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

SOTT Interview: Antavious Wilson, Marshall University

At 6’1″ 198 lbs., wide receiver Antavious Wilson broke out his senior season at Marshall with 69 receptions for 741 yards and 9 touchdowns, becoming a 2012 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention. After a stellar season his first year on the field with the Thundering Herd, Wilson suffered injuries and struggled through his sophomore and junior seasons. Coming back his senior year...
Via State of the Texans
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL teams with the biggest adjustments to make

10 of our favorite pitches by Baseball Prospectus

Best bargain NFL free agents still available

What your stadium food choice says about you

10 biggest misses by NFL Draft experts

Leanna Decker power ranks the NBA playoffs

Hockey fights of the year

Five ways to improve the NFL draft

Video: Stanley Cup celebrations since '49

Updated NBA Draft early entries list

Gallery: Dancers of the NBA playoffs

Best and worst of Monday Night Raw

Five-round NFL mock draft

10 best scenes from baseball movies

10 GIFs that sum up the Mike Woodson era in NYC

BARKER BEAUTIES
WANT MORE?
FOLLOW YARDBARKER:
Youtube_32 Twitter_32 Facebook_32 Rss_32 Email_32
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.