Marshall starts off 2019 with playing their 4 non-conference games. Then the Thundering Herd will play 2 road Conference USA games and 1 home before WKU rolls into Huntington, WV.
A season ago Marshall averaged 28.2 points per game. They ran for 2152 yards and an average of 165 per game and passing for 2965 yards with an average of 228 per game. They had 5117 of total offense a season ago averaging 393 yards per game. Once the Thundering Herd got inside the 25 they scored at a rate of 78%. Scoring touchdowns just 53% of the trips to the red zone.
Lead Returners on Offense
Issiah Green will return for his Redshirt Sophomore season at quarterback after passing for 2459 yards a season ago. Tyler King led the team in rushing a season ago with 671 yards in only 7 games.
A season ago Marshall gave up 21 points per game. Teams combined to run for 1339 yards and an average of 103 per game and passing for 3048 yards with an average of 234 per game. They had given up a total of 4387 yards of offense a season ago averaging 337 yards per game. Once the Thundering Herd got inside the 25 they allowed teams to scored at a rate of 83%. Scoring touchdowns just 51% of the trips to the red zone.
Lead Returners on Defense
Marshall returns its top 2 lead tacklers a season ago. Chase Hancock lead this team with 105 tackles a season ago (42 solo and 63 assisted). Malik Gant was second with 95 tackles (45 solo and 50 assisted)
Last Year Game
Marshall won a tight game throughout 20 to 17. They out rushed WKU 113 to 61. Also throwing for more yards too, 288 to 263. Marshall went 2 out of 3 times scoring in the red zone while WKU went 3 of 4 trips scoring in the red zone.