1992 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

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1992 Marshall Thundering Herd football
National Champions
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 6 (NCAA Poll)
1992 record 12–3 (5–2 SoCon)
Head coach Jim Donnan (3rd season)
Offensive coordinator Greg Briner (3rd season)
Defensive coordinator Mickey Matthews (3rd season)
Home stadium Marshall University Stadium
(Capacity: 28,000)
Seasons
← 1991
1993 →
1992 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 The Citadel $^   6 1         11 2  
#6 Marshall ^   5 2         12 3  
#16 Appalachian State ^   5 2         7 5  
Western Carolina   5 2         7 4  
Furman   4 3         6 5  
East Tennessee State   2 5         5 6  
VMI   1 6         3 8  
Chattanooga   0 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Poll

The 1992 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented Marshall University in its first national championship win in school history.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 7:00 PM Morehead State* No. 2 Marshall University StadiumHuntington, WV W 49–7   27,062
September 12 7:00 PM Eastern Illinois* No. 2 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV W 63–28   25,556
September 19 1:30 PM at VMI No. 2 Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA W 34–16   9,800
October 3 2:00 PM at Missouri* No. 1 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO L 21–44   39,644
October 10 7:00 PM Furman No. 6 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV SSN W 48–6   28,272
October 17 4:00 PM at No. 4 The Citadel No. 5 Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC SSN W 34–13   23,025
October 24 4:00 PM Chattanooga No. 3 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV SSN W 52–23   21,135
October 31 1:30 PM at Western Carolina No. 2 E. J. Whitmire StadiumCullowhee, NC L 30–38   9,180
November 7 1:00 PM Appalachian Statedagger No. 5 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV SSN L 34–37   21,467
November 14 1:00 PM Tennessee Tech* No. 10 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV SSN W 52–14   15,388
November 21 2:00 PM at East Tennessee State No. 6 Memorial CenterJohnson City, TN W 49–10   5,002
November 28 1:00 PM No. 12 Eastern Kentucky* No. 6 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV (Division I-AA 1st Round Playoff Game) W 44–10   16,598
December 5 1:00 PM No. 4 Middle Tennessee State* No. 6 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV (Division I-AA Quarterfinal Playoff Game) SSN W 35–21   14,011
December 12 1:00 PM No. 8 Delaware* No. 6 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV (Division I-AA Semifinal Playoff Game) SSN W 28–7   16,323
December 19 12:00 PM No. 7 Youngstown State* No. 6 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV (1-AA National Championship) CBS W 31–28   31,304
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time[1][2].

Team players drafted in the NFL[edit]

The following players were selected in the 1993 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Troy Brown Wide Receiver 8 198 New England Patriots

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Awards and honors[edit]

Michael Payton, Walter Payton Award[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1992 Marshall Football Schedule Archived 2009-08-14 at WebCite."
  2. ^ 1992 Marshall University Football Media Guide Retrieved on April 16, 2009. Archived on August 14, 2009.
  3. ^ "1993 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference. Archived from the original on May 13, 2009. Retrieved April 17, 2009. 
  4. ^ Walter Payton Award[permanent dead link]