2013 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

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2013 Marshall Thundering Herd football
Marshall University Bar M logo.svg
C-USA East Division Champions
Military Bowl Champions
Military Bowl, W 31–20 vs. Maryland
Conference Conference USA
East Division
2013 record 10–4 (7–1 C-USA)
Head coach John "Doc" Holliday (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Bill Legg (4th year)
Defensive coordinator Chuck Heater (1st year)
Home stadium Joan C. Edwards Stadium
(Capacity: 38,227)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall x   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina   6 2         10 3  
Middle Tennessee   6 2         8 5  
Florida Atlantic   4 4         6 6  
UAB   1 7         2 10  
Southern Miss   1 7         1 11  
FIU   1 7         1 11  
West Division
Rice x   7 1         10 4  
UTSA   6 2         7 5  
North Texas   6 2         9 4  
Tulane   5 3         7 6  
Louisiana Tech   3 5         4 8  
Tulsa   2 6         3 9  
UTEP   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Rice 41, Marshall 24
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented Marshall University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by fourth year head coach John "Doc" Holliday and played their home games at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. They were a member of the East Division of Conference USA.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM Miami (OH)* Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, WV CBSSN W 52–14   27,148
September 7 6:30 PM Gardner–Webb* Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV W 55–0   26,317
September 14 8:00 PM at Ohio* Peden StadiumAthens, OH (Battle for the Bell) ESPNews L 31–34   24,836
September 21 12:00 PM at Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPNU L 21–29 3OT  64,060
October 5 2:00 PM UTSAdagger Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV TW TX W 34–10   28,837
October 12 5:00 PM at Florida Atlantic FAU StadiumBoca Raton, FL FCS W 24–23   19,760
October 24 7:30 PM at Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN FS1 L 49–51   19,898
November 2 12:00 PM Southern Miss Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV CBSSN W 61–13   20,398
November 9 12:00 PM UAB Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV CSS W 56–14   22,321
November 14 7:30 PM at Tulsa H. A. Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK FS1 W 45–34   16,723
November 23 6:00 PM at FIU FIU StadiumMiami, FL FCS W 48–10   15,891
November 29 12:00 PM East Carolina Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV (Rivalry) CBSSN W 59–28   25,117
December 7 12:00 PM at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX (C-USA Championship) ESPN2 L 24–41   20,247
December 27 2:30 PM vs. Maryland* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD (Military Bowl) ESPN W 31–20   30,163
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Game Notes[edit]

Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 7 7 0 0 14
Thundering Herd 0 14 21 17 52

This was the 42nd time these two teams have faced each other, both in the Buckeye Conference (1933–1939) and in the Mid-American Conference (1953–1968; 1997–2004) over the years. Miami leads the overall win-loss record 29–11–1. The last times these two teams faced each other was in 2004, a 33–25 win over the RedHawks at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Gardner-Webb[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Runnin' Bulldogs 0 0 0 0 0
Thundering Herd 14 20 21 0 55

This was the first time these two teams had faced each other.

Ohio[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 7 3 7 14 31
Bobcats 7 10 7 10 34
Further information: Battle for the Bell

This was the fifty seventh time these two teams had faced each other. Ohio leads the overall win-loss record 31–19–6. Previously, the last time these two teams faced each other was in 2012.

Virginia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT 3OT Total
Thundering Herd 7 14 0 0 0 0 0 21
Hokies 14 0 0 7 0 0 8 29

This will be the eleventh time these two teams have faced each other. Virginia Tech leads the overall win-loss record 8–2. The last times these two teams faced each other was in 2011.

UTSA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 0 3 0 7 10
Thundering Herd 17 7 0 10 34

This will be the first time these two schools have faced each other.

Florida Atlantic[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 0 7 7 10 24
Owls 0 3 13 7 23

This will be the first time these two teams have faced each other.

Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 7 14 14 14 49
Blue Raiders 14 7 17 13 51

This will be the third time these two teams have faced each other. Marshall leads the overall win-loss record 2–0. The last meeting between Marshall and Middle Tennessee was in 1994, when both schools were still in what was then known as Division I-AA (now FCS).

Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Eagles 0 10 3 0 13
Thundering Herd 28 7 13 13 61

This will be the ninth time these two teams have faced each other. Southern Miss leads the overall win-loss record 5–3. The last times these two teams faced each other was in 2012, when Southern Miss slipped from the Conference USA championship in 2011 to 0–12 last season. Marshall picked up its second win in Hattiesburg, Miss. at M. M. Roberts Stadium, 59–24.

UAB[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blazers 7 7 0 0 14
Thundering Herd 21 14 14 7 56

This will be the ninth time these two teams have faced each other. Marshall leads the overall win-loss record 6–2. The last times these two teams faced each other was in 2012, a 38–31 UAB win at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala.

Tulsa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 21 10 0 14 45
Golden Hurricane 0 14 17 3 34

This will be the fifth time these two teams have faced each other. Tulsa leads the overall win-loss record 4–0. The last times these two teams faced each other was in 2012, a 45–38 TU win at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Tulsa won Conference USA in 2012, and Marshall plays at TU for the second time in three seasons.

FIU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 0 20 14 14 48
Panthers 3 0 0 7 10

This will be the second time these two teams have faced each other. Marshall leads the overall win-loss record 1–0. The last times these two teams faced each other was in 2011 in the Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg (Fla.) at Tropicana Field, a 20–10 Thundering Herd win.

East Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 10 10 8 28
Thundering Herd 17 7 21 14 59

This will be the fifteenth time these two teams have faced each other. East Carolina leads the overall win-loss record 10–4. The last time these two teams faced each other was in 2012.

Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 0 10 0 14 24
Owls 14 7 13 7 41

This will be the fifth time these two teams have faced each other. Marshall lead the overall series 3–1. The last time these two teams faced each other was in 2012 at Houston. Marshall won that game 54–51 in double overtime.

Maryland (Military Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 14 3 0 14 31
Terrapins 7 6 0 7 20

This will be the first time these two teams have faced each other.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches' NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR RV 
Harris Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


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