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Marshall junior QB Chase Litton completed 23-of-43 passes for 223 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 21-0 win over Kent State.

Litton wasn't particularly efficient in the contest, but the Thundering Herd really didn't need him to post big numbers against an offensively-incapable Kent State squad. The junior signal-caller has passed for 781 yards with a 3/3 TD/INT ratio through three games. We expect him to pick up the pace as we get deeper into the season -- Litton posted a 24/9 TD/INT ratio in 10 games during the past campaign.
Sep 16 - 10:18 PM

Marshall redshirt junior DL Nyquan Harris was arrested on Saturday for obstructing an officer.

Police responded to a domestic call and Harris apparently slammed the door in their face. Harris has been sidelined for the school's opening two games due to injury.
Sep 11 - 10:35 AM

Marshall redshirt junior WR Tyre Brady caught 11 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 37-20 loss to NC State.

Brady, a transfer from Miami in the winter of 2016, eclipsed the entirety of his collegiate production in this one game alone. His touchdown grab against NC State was of the long variety, as he scored from 75 yards out midway through the second quarter. The 6-foot-3, 204-pounder averaged a sweet 22.5 yards per reception in the contest. Despite this fine work, Marshall just wasn't able to keep up with NC State on the scoreboard when all was said and done. Brady will try for an encore performance when the Thundering Herd take on Kent State in Week 3.
Sep 9 - 9:45 PM

Marshall junior QB Chase Litton completed 20-of-30 passes for 208 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 31-26 win over Miami (OH).

Litton hooked up with Tyre Brady for a 22-yard score midway through the second quarter, but otherwise was kept out of the touchdown column in the box score. Marshall's offense accounted for just 10 points in the win. The other 21 came on a pair of kick-return touchdowns and a pick-six. A trip to NC State awaits the Thundering Herd next Saturday as they look to get their offense going.
Sep 2 - 10:28 PM

Marshall junior RB Trey Rodriguez will start on Saturday in the Thundering Herd's opener against Miami (Ohio).

Rodriguez (5'10/189) beat out Keion Davis for the top spot. A transfer from Arizona Western Community College, Rodriguez is more known for his quickness than his strength, so you shouldn't expect a traditional between-the-tackles runner. His speed should allow him to get on the edge, however, and he could be a factor in Marshall's passing game.
Aug 30 - 7:12 PM

Marshall junior RB Trey Rodriguez has been taking first-team reps in camp.

Rodriguez (5'10/189) has been splitting first-team work with fellow running back Keion Davis. "Keion is a little different than Trey, and Trey is a little bit different than Tyler King, so they all bring something different to the table,' said RB coach Pepe Pearson. "And you like to see that." Rodriguez, who joined the Thundering Herd out of the JUCO ranks this offseason, is a rusher whom The Herald-Dispatch's Chuck Landon refers to as "a slashing running back."
Aug 11 - 5:59 PM

Former Texas redshirt sophomore WR Kai Locksley transferred to Marshall in May.

He'll sit out the 2017 season. The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder began his career as a four-star dual-threat quarterback at Texas. He failed to beat out freshman Shane Buechele last summer, ultimately leading to a position shift to receiver and then a relocation to Huntington.
Aug 2 - 2:07 PM

Marshall redshirt senior RB Keion Davis was the Herd's only healthy scholarship running back over the spring.

Luckily, the Herd's injured backs will be back next month. Davis led Marshall in rushing with 469 yards (4.2 ypa) last year, adding six touchdowns on the ground. He missed the last three games with injury. Marshall's entire offense went into the tank last season; we see better things coming for them this time around.
Jul 8 - 1:26 PM

Marshall defensive coordinator Chuck Heater praised JUCO transfer sophomore CB Kereon Merrell.

"He's got a good skill set and he's done a good job coming in new," Heater said. "Coming in new, it's always hard in the middle of winter, but he adapted to that and did a good job of battling through it." The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Merrell had 26 tackles, six pass breakups and two interceptions at Dodge City Community College last year. Marshall returns starting cornerbacks Rodney Allen and Chris Jackson, but Merrell should be no worse than a rotational defender if he can't unseat one of them.
Jun 14 - 5:06 PM

Oklahoma State sophomore WR Obi Obialo transferred to Marshall.

The best part about Obialo having walked-on at OSU? He's immediately eligible to play in 2017. A three-star prospect as a junior in high school in 2014, Obialo's stock cratered following a serious leg injury. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder caught two passes for 11 yards as a freshman and had a touchdown catch in this year’s spring game.
Jun 7 - 5:34 PM

Marshall redshirt senior CB Rodney Allen was arrested on DUI charges and driving without a license after being involved in a crash.

Allen's blood alcohol content was .167 when tested at headquarters. He was pulled over after attempting to flee the scene of a crash. These are some serious charges, so expect Allen's status to be impacted.
May 23 - 11:11 AM

Oklahoma State sophomore WR Obi Obialo announced that he will transfer.

Obialo was a three-star prospect as a junior in high school in 2014, but a serious leg injury a year later caused his scholarship offers to evaporate. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Obialo became a preferred walk-on for the Cowboys in 2016 and caught two passes for 11 yards as a true freshman. We'd guess he's looking for more playing time. Considering his tools, that opportunity will be out there at the Group of 5 or FCS level.
May 12 - 1:46 PM

Packers signed Marshall WR Michael Clark.

Clark (6’6/217) played only one season at Marshall after transferring from St. Francis (PA), where he earned a scholarship to play basketball. Clark compiled a 37-632-5 (17.1 YPR) receiving line in 2016, then surprisingly turned pro. Not invited to the Combine, Clark ran 4.53 at the Thundering Herd Pro Day, but struggled in the vertical (33") and three-cone drill (7.54). While Clark’s height and multi-sport background make him somewhat intriguing, he has minimal football experience and struggled with drops and separation on tape. He’s a long-shot prospect perhaps worth stashing on the practice squad.
May 8 - 2:59 PM

Marshall redshirt sophomore WR Michael Clark declared for the NFL Draft.

Clark is a 6-foot-7, 212-pound former Division I basketball player who played only one season of college football. Clark caught 37 passes for 632 yards and five touchdowns in 2016, his first football action since his freshman year at Tampa Catholic in 2011. Clark has soft hands and can high-point the ball, but he's as raw as can be.
Jan 20 - 1:14 PM

Marshall redshirt sophomore WR Michael Clark is considering opting into the NFL Draft, according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

Clark is as raw as can be, but boy can you dream on that frame. The 6-foot-7, 212-pounder transferred to Marshall in August 2015 from St. Francis (Pa.), where he played basketball. This past season marked his first year on the gridiron since his freshman year in high school. Clark showed flashes in 2016, posting a 37-632-5 line for a strong 17.1 ypc average. We'd advise him to return to school to headline the Herd's receiving corps in 2016.
Jan 5 - 2:36 PM


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