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Herd Football Looks to Bounce Back with Conference Title

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Ashton Marra
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West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A week after Marshall’s football team had their hopes of an undefeated season dashed in a loss to Western Kentucky, the team is set to host the Conference USA Championship game tomorrow at noon.

A week has made a huge different for Marshall University Football. This time last week the team was 11-0 as they headed into their final regular season matchup of the year against conference mate Western Kentucky. A week later the team sits at 11-1 after a demoralizing 67-66 loss. But the 11 wins before that lone loss solidified home-field advantage in the Conference USA Championship game for the Thundering Herd against Louisiana Tech.

The loss to Western Kentucky and the 67 points the Marshall D surrendered was out of the ordinary for the Herd this year. The Marshall D gave up an average of just less than 17 points per game before the matchup. Louisiana Tech also features an explosive offense similar to Western Kentucky. In their last game against Rice they score 76 points.

The game will be televised Saturday at noon on ESPN2. 


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