2014 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

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2014 Marshall Thundering Herd football
Marshall University block 'M' logo.png
C–USA Champions
C–USA East Division Champions
Boca Raton Bowl Champions
Conference Conference USA
East Division
Ranking
Coaches #22
AP #23
2014 record 13–1 (7–1 C-USA)
Head coach John "Doc" Holliday (5th year)
Offensive coordinator Bill Legg (5th year)
Defensive coordinator Chuck Heater (2nd year)
Home stadium Joan C. Edwards Stadium
(Capacity: 38,227)
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#23 Marshall x   7 1         13 1  
Middle Tennessee   5 3         6 6  
WKU   4 4         8 5  
UAB   4 4         6 6  
Old Dominion*   4 4         6 6  
FIU   3 5         4 8  
Florida Atlantic   2 6         3 9  
Western Division
Louisiana Tech x   7 1         9 5  
Rice   5 3         8 5  
UTEP   5 3         7 6  
UTSA   3 5         4 8  
North Texas   2 6         4 8  
Southern Miss   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Marshall 26, Louisiana Tech 23
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Ineligible for post season bowl due to transition from FCS.
    As of 22:24, 20 December 2014 (UTC); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented Marshall University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by fifth-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 30 3:30 PM at Miami (OH)* Yager StadiumOxford, OH ESPN3 W 42–27   19,005
September 6 7:00 PM Rhode Island* Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, WV ASN W 48–7   25,106
September 13 12:00 PM Ohio* Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV (Battle for the Bell) CBSSN W 44–14   31,710
September 20 2:00 PM at Akron* InfoCision StadiumAkron, OH ESPN3 W 48–17   13,357
October 4 12:00 PM at Old Dominion Foreman FieldNorfolk, VA FSN W 56–14   20,118
October 11 12:00 PM Middle Tennesseedagger Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV FSN W 49–24   30,210
October 18 6:00 PM at FIU #25 FIU StadiumMiami, FL ASN W 45–13   13,163
October 25 3:30 PM Florida Atlantic #23 Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV FS1 W 35–16   27,236
November 8 7:00 PM at Southern Miss #23 M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS ASN W 63–17   22,949
November 15 2:30 PM Rice #21 Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV FSN W 41–14   30,680
November 22 12:00 PM at UAB #18 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL WCHS W 23–18   28,355
November 28 12:00 PM WKU #19 Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV FS1 L 66–67 OT  23,576
December 6 12:00 PM Louisiana Tech Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV (C-USA Championship) ESPN2 W 26–23   23,711
December 23 6:00 PM vs. Northern Illinois* FAU StadiumBoca Raton, FL (Boca Raton Bowl) ESPN W 52–23   29,419
*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
Thundering Herd 14 14 0 14 42
RedHawks 0 3 17 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–30–1[2] 2013 MARSH, 52–14


Rhode Island[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 0 7 7
Thundering Herd 7 10 21 10 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Ohio[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0 0 7 7 14
Thundering Herd 17 10 14 3 44
Further information: Battle for the Bell
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–32–6[3] 2013 OHIO, 34–31


Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 17 14 10 7 48
Zips 0 3 0 14 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–4[4] 2004 AKRON, 31–28


Old Dominion[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 28 14 14 0 56
Monarchs 7 0 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 10 0 7 24
Thundering Herd 14 14 14 7 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1[5] 2013 MTSU, 51–49


Florida International[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Thundering Herd 7 7 10 21 45
Panthers 7 0 0 6 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0[6] 2013 MARSH, 48–10


Florida Atlantic[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 3 13 0 0 16
#23 Thundering Herd 7 7 7 14 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0[7] 2013 MARSH, 24–23


Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Thundering Herd 7 21 14 21 63
Golden Eagles 14 3 0 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–5[8] 2013 MARSH, 61–13


Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 7 0 7 14
#21 Thundering Herd 3 17 14 7 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2[9] 2013 RICE, 41–24

Last meeting was in the 2013 Conference USA Football Championship Game.

UAB[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Thundering Herd 7 10 0 6 23
Blazers 3 3 6 6 18
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–2[10] 2013 MARSH, 56–14


Western Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Hilltoppers 28 21 0 10 8 67
#19 Thundering Herd 21 21 7 10 7 66
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1[11] 1996 MARSH, 37–3


Louisiana Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 10 7 6 0 23
Thundering Herd 0 13 3 10 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1[12] 1942 LaTech, 26–0


Northern Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 14 10 14 14 52
Huskies 7 6 7 3 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4[13] 2001 MARSH, 37–15


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 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 23 23 23 21 18 19 RV RV 23 
Coaches' RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 22 23 22 21 18 20 RV RV 22 
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR 24 NR NR Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Marshall Thundering Herd Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Marshall Game by Game against Miami (OH)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Marshall Game by Game against Ohio". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Marshall Game by Game against Akron". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Marshall Game by Game against Middle Tennessee". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Marshall Game by Game against Florida International". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Marshall Game by Game against Florida Atlantic". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Marshall Game by Game against Southern Mississippi". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Marshall Game by Game against Rice". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Marshall Game by Game against UAB". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Marshall Game by Game against Western Kentucky". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Marshall Game by Game against Louisiana Tech". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Marshall Game by Game against Northern Illinois". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 8, 2014.