1999 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

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1999 Marshall Thundering Herd football
Marshall University Bar M logo.svg
Motor City Bowl Champions
MAC Champions
MAC East Division Champions
Motor City Bowl, W 21–3 vs. BYU
Conference Mid-American Conference East
Ranking
Coaches #10
AP #10
1999 record 13–0 (8–0 MAC)
Head coach Bob Pruett
Offensive coordinator Marty Galbraith
Defensive coordinator Tim Billings
Home stadium Marshall University Stadium
Seasons
« 1998 2000 »
1999 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
#10 Marshall x   8 0         13 0  
Miami   6 2         7 4  
Akron   5 3         7 4  
Ohio   5 3         5 6  
Bowling Green   3 5         5 6  
Kent State   2 6         2 9  
Buffalo   0 8         0 11  
West
Western Michigan x   6 2         7 5  
Toledo   5 3         6 5  
Northern Illinois   5 3         5 6  
Eastern Michigan   4 4         4 7  
Central Michigan   3 5         4 7  
Ball State   0 8         0 11  
Championship: Marshall 34, Western Michigan 30
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1999 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented Marshall University in the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season. Marshall became the second non-automatic qualifying team in the BCS era to finish the year ranked in the AP top 10.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 13–10   79,186
September 11 Liberty* Marshall University StadiumHuntington, WV W 63–3   26,374
September 18 Bowling Green Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV W 35–16   29,741
September 25 Temple* #21 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV W 34–0   30,194
October 2 at Miami (OH) #17 Yager StadiumOxford, OH W 32–14   30,087
October 14 Toledo #15 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV ESPN W 38–13   30,203
October 23 at Buffalo #15 UB StadiumAmherst, NY W 59–3   13,120
October 30 Northern Illinoisdagger #13 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV W 41–9   30,081
November 6 at Kent State #13 Dix StadiumKent, OH W 28–16   12,280
November 13 at Western Michigan #12 Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI W 31–17   30,472
November 26 Ohio #12 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV (Battle for the Bell) W 34–3   26,053
December 3 Western Michigan #11 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV (Mac Championship Game) ESPN2 W 34–30   28,069
December 27 vs. #25 BYU* #11 Pontiac SilverdomePontiac, MI (Motor City Bowl) ESPN W 21–3   44,449
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time[1].

Game notes[edit]

Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 6 0 0 7 13
Tigers 0 3 0 7 10


Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 10 10 3 7 30
#11 Thundering Herd 0 0 20 14 34


BYU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Cougars 3 0 0 0 3
#11 Thundering Herd 0 7 7 7 21


Team players drafted in the NFL[edit]

The following players were selected in the 2000 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Chad Pennington Quarterback 1 17 New York Jets
Rogers Beckett Defensive Back 2 43 San Diego Chargers
Doug Chapman Running Back 3 88 Minnesota Vikings
James Williams Wide Receiver 6 175 Seattle Seahawks

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1999 Marshall Football Schedule." 1999 Marshall University Football Media Guide Retrieved on April 16, 2009.
  2. ^ "2000 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-05-13. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  3. ^ a b "1999 Heisman Trophy, College Football Awards". Archived from the original on 2009-05-13. Retrieved 2009-04-17.