2019 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

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2019 Marshall Thundering Herd football
Marshall Thundering Herd logo.svg
Gasparilla Bowl, L 25–48 vs. UCF
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionEast Division
2019 record8–5 (6–2 C-USA)
Head coachDoc Holliday (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorTim Cramsey (2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorJ.C Price (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBrad Lambert (1st season)
Home stadiumJoan C. Edwards Stadium
(Capacity: 38,227)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Florida Atlantic x$   7 1         11 3  
Marshall   6 2         8 5  
Western Kentucky   6 2         9 4  
Charlotte   5 3         7 6  
Middle Tennessee   3 5         4 8  
FIU   3 5         6 7  
Old Dominion   0 8         1 11  
West Division
UAB xy   6 2         9 5  
Louisiana Tech x   6 2         10 3  
Southern Miss   5 3         7 6  
North Texas   3 5         4 8  
UTSA   3 5         4 8  
Rice   3 5         3 9  
UTEP   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Florida Atlantic 49, UAB 6
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll.

The 2019 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented Marshall University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Thundering Herd played their home games at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia, and competed in the East Division of Conference USA (CUSA). They were led by tenth-year head coach Doc Holliday.

Preseason[edit]

CUSA media poll[edit]

Conference USA released their preseason media poll on July 16, 2019, with the Thundering Herd predicted to finish in first place in the East Division.[1]

East Division
Predicted finish Team
1 Marshall
2 FIU
3 Florida Atlantic
4 Middle Tennessee
5 Western Kentucky
6 Old Dominion
7 Charlotte

Preseason All-CUSA teams[edit]

To be released

Schedule[edit]

Marshall announced its 2019 football schedule on January 10, 2019.[2] The 2019 schedule consists of 7 home and 5 away games in the regular season.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:30 p.m.VMI*StadiumW 56–1723,875
September 69:00 p.m.at No. 24 Boise State*ESPN2L 7–1431,951
September 146:30 p.m.Ohio*
Stadium FacebookW 33–3127,323
September 285:00 p.m.Cincinnati*
  • Joan C. Edwards Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
CBSSN FacebookL 14–5232,192
October 53:30 p.m.at Middle TennesseeCBSSN FacebookL 13–2415,023
October 122:30 p.m.Old Dominion
  • Joan C. Edwards Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
StadiumW 31–1718,351
October 186:30 p.m.at Florida AtlanticCBSSNW 36–3115,138
October 262:30 p.m.Western Kentuckydagger
Stadium FacebookW 26–2322,099
November 23:30 p.m.at RiceStadium FacebookW 20–717,385
November 157:00 p.m.Louisiana Tech
  • Joan C. Edwards Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
CBSSNW 31–1019,893
November 233:30 p.m.at CharlotteStadium FacebookL 13–2410,526
November 3012:00 p.m.FIU
  • Joan C. Edwards Stadium
  • Huntington, WV
CBSSNW 30–27 OT18,596
December 232:30 p.m.vs. UCF*ESPNL 25–4828,987
Schedule Source:[3]

Game summaries[edit]

VMI[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 0 7 0 10 17
Thundering Herd 14 21 14 7 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–5 1996 MARSH, 45–20

at Boise State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 7 0 0 0 7
No. 24 Broncos 0 7 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1994 BSU, 28–24

Ohio[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 3 14 7 7 31
Thundering Herd 10 17 0 6 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–33–6 2015 OHIO, 21–10

Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 14 14 17 7 52
Thundering Herd 0 0 0 14 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–8–1 2017 MARSH, 38–20

at Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 7 6 0 0 13
Blue Raiders 10 7 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3 2018 MTSU, 34–24

Old Dominion[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Monarchs 0 10 7 0 17
Thundering Herd 7 10 7 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2018 MARSH, 42–20

at Florida Atlantic[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 10 7 5 14 36
Owls 14 3 0 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–1 2018 MARSH, 31–7

Western Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hilltoppers 0 7 6 10 23
Thundering Herd 14 6 3 3 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–4 2018 MARSH, 20–17

at Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 3 14 3 0 20
Owls 0 7 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–2 2014 MARSH, 41–14

Louisiana Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 0 3 0 10
Thundering Herd 0 17 7 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2014 MARSH, 26–23

at Charlotte[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 7 3 3 0 13
49ers 0 7 3 14 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2018 MARSH, 30–13

FIU[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Panthers 0 7 0 173 27
Thundering Herd 0 10 7 76 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–2 2018 MARSH, 28–25

vs. UCF (Gasparilla Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 0 7 18 3 28
Knights 21 3 21 0 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–8 2012 UCF, 54–17

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://conferenceusa.com/news/2019/7/16/football-fb-preseason-media-poll.aspx
  2. ^ "MCGILL: Marshall's 2019 football schedule is perfect". Marshall University Department of Athletics. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 Marshall Thundering Herd Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 30, 2019.