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 No. 10
AP No. 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
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
« 1998 2000 »
1999 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
#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 Division
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 Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 6:00 PM at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC WSAZ W 13–10   79,186
September 11 7:00 PM Liberty* Marshall University StadiumHuntington, WV WSAZ W 63–3   26,374
September 18 7:00 PM Bowling Green Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV FSNP W 35–16   29,741
September 25 7:00 PM Temple* No. 21 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV FSNP W 34–0   30,194
October 2 2:00 PM at Miami (OH) No. 17 Yager StadiumOxford, OH ESPN+ W 32–14   30,087
October 14 8:00 PM Toledo No. 15 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV ESPN W 38–13   30,203
October 23 12:00 PM at Buffalo No. 15 UB StadiumAmherst, NY FSNP W 59–3   13,120
October 30 4:00 PM Northern Illinoisdagger No. 13 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV FSN W 41–9   30,081
November 6 2:00 PM at Kent State No. 13 Dix StadiumKent, OH WSAZ W 28–16   12,280
November 13 12:00 PM at Western Michigan No. 12 Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI W 31–17   30,472
November 26 12:30 PM Ohio No. 12 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV (Battle for the Bell) FSN W 34–3   26,053
December 3 12:30 PM Western Michigan No. 11 Marshall University Stadium • Huntington, WV (MAC Championship Game) ESPN2 W 34–30   28,069
December 27 1:30 PM vs. No. 25 BYU* No. 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. Archived from the original on May 13, 2009. Retrieved April 17, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "1999 Heisman Trophy, College Football Awards". College Football Poll. Archived from the original on May 13, 2009. Retrieved April 17, 2009.