Tag: Marshall Thundering Herd Football

Group of Five 2020-21 Bowl Week 1 Recap & Highlights

What a first week of bowl action of the first ten bowl games of the season! Two games really caught my attention in UCF playing BYU and Coastal Carolina playing Liberty this week before the games started. BYU throttled UCF 49-23 in what looks to be QB Zach Wilson’s final collegiate game in the Boca […]

CSJ 2020 Camellia Bowl Preview: Marshall vs. Buffalo

Marshall vs. BuffaloWhen: Friday, December 25th, 2:30 PM ESTWhere: Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Ala.TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN Two schools look to rebound after both lost their respective conference championship games in upsets. Marshall and Buffalo meet in this game on Christmas afternoon in Montgomery. Marshall was a team that raced out to a 7-0 start but now have lost […]

2020 FBS Group of Five Championship Games Highlights and Recaps

A year like no others had a week pretty much the same as the rest of the 2020 season. Only four of the five Group of Five championship games were played due to COVID-19 reasons for the Sun Belt Conference title game between Louisiana and Coastal Carolina. Outside of that game, the other four games […]

CSJ 2020 Conference USA Championship Game Preview — UAB at Marshall

UAB at MarshallWhen: Friday, December 18, 7:00 PM ESTWhere: Joan Edwards Stadium, Huntington, W.Va.TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network / CBS Sports App Two teams that have rarely met recently will vie for the Conference USA championship game in this unique 2020 COVID-19 filled season this Friday. Marshall hosts UAB in this game by virtue of its better conference record. […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 15

In what was to be the last regular season weekend, there was a lot on the line in all conference races to determine the participants in the five Group of Five conference title games.  It was also a week in a normal, non-COVID-19 season that would have ended with the Army-Navy game.  While that game […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 14

In a game that happened basically overnight, it turned out to be one that many are calling an instant classic.  The game was BYU at Coastal Carolina—a match-up of two 9-0 teams coming into the game made possible due to the Chanticleers cancelation with its game with Liberty due to COVID-19 reasons amongst the Flames […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 13

This was the week that the first College Football Playoff rankings came out and to say the least, I was surprised with the rankings. Below were the Committee’s rankings from this past Tuesday. I was not too surprised with the teams selected, although I thought Liberty should have been in the Top 25 given its […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 12

One is down but did not go down with out a fight. That one team is Liberty, who looked as if it would again pull off another ACC road win at North Carolina State.  After Liberty QB Malik Willis had an off game in throwing three interceptions, including what lead to the game winning touchdown […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 11

The undefeated teams just stay that way in the Group of Five this week. Cincinnati, Liberty, and Marshall all picked up easy victories this week. BYU and Coastal Carolina were off this week. BYU had a scheduled off week, while Coastal Carolina’s game with Troy was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Troy […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 10

The Group of Five undefeated teams just stay undefeated. The five schools (that have played four games or more) coming into this week stayed that way with all picking up rather easy wins this week. The group includes BYU, Cincinnati, Liberty, Coastal Carolina, and Marshall. BYU played in arguably the top match-up of the weekend […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week-Oct. 11

Five players including Marquez Stevenson from Houston, Aaron McAllister from Charlotte, Gunnar Watson from Troy, Tavante Beckett from Marshall, and Demario Douglas from Liberty have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Oct. 11, 2020 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. Marquez Stevenson, Houston, WR, Sr., […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 6

This week was the weekend of Hurricane Delta. The highly anticipated match-up of two undefeated Sun Belt teams in Louisiana and Coastal Carolina was to happen this Saturday but that game was moved to next week Wednesday. But the weekend was still full of great action with two American Athletic Conference teams finally getting on […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week-Sept. 21

Five players including Dillon Gabriel from UCF, Elijah Mitchell from Louisiana, Tavante Beckett from Marshall, Diego Fagot from Navy, and Chris Naggar from SMU have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 21st, 2020 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. Dillon Gabriel, UCF, QB, Soph. […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 3

While there was a number of great match-ups in all of college football this weekend, the biggest news of the week was the return to play of the Power Five’s Big 10 Conference. The news of the Big 10 returning has the two Group of Five leagues that canceled five weeks ago contemplating on their […]

2020 Division I Conference Football Preview: Conference USA

Since 2016, in fact, no preseason divisional winner (predicted by the media poll by the conference) has finished atop of their division standings.

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl – UCF vs. Marshall – Fearless Prediction and How to Follow

UCF Knights vs. Marshall Thundering Herd PC: Gasparilla Bowl Twitter When: Monday, December 23rd, 2019 at 2:30 pm ET Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, FL How to Follow: ESPN, 740 AM/ 96.9 FM The Game (UCF radio), Marshall Football Radio via TuneIn The Gasparilla Bowl (formerly the St. Petersburg Bowl) was founded in […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week-Oct. 21

Six players including Shane Buechele from SMU, Kenneth Gainwell from Memphis, Brenden Knox from Marshall, Nathan Rourke from Ohio, Amik Robertson from Louisiana Tech, and Maurice Thomas from Miami (OH) have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Oct. 21st, 2019 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 3

Some G5 conference play got underway in Week 3 but it was the G5 wins over Power 5 teams that received most of my attention again this week. For the second straight week, BYU scored another overtime win over a Group of Five and this one was over AP Top 25 ranked USC. But the […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 2

Just like in Week 1, Week 2 had its share of highlights and upsets with the Group of Five. The biggest suprise had to go to BYU defeating Tennessee in overtime for the second G5 win over the SEC school . I will go through my Top 5 G5 games with a mixture of P5 […]

Group of Five Heavy Hitter Friday Previews 9/6/19

This Friday, one game stood out but a second game came to light that a week ago looked like a walkover type game in the Group of Five. The highlight game Friday for sure is Marshall visiting Boise State. But the second game came to light with the typically low ranked Rice played a 11-win […]

Group of Five 2018-19 Bowl Week 2 Recap & Highlights

Nine bowl games involving Group of Five teams occurred before Christmas from Dec. 18 through Dec. 22. Army was the big record breaker this week in gaining its 11th win and did it record fashion with its most points and biggest margin of victory in its 70-14 win over Houston. Below are recaps and video […]

CSJ 2018 Gasparilla Bowl Preview: Marshall vs. South Florida, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Marshall vs. South Florida (Gasparilla Bowl) When: Thursday, December 20, 8:00 PM EST Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Marshall Thundering Herd (T-2nd C-USA East, 8-4, 6-2) The Thundering Herd earned a bowl bid thanks to a defense that is giving up just 336.9 yards per game (No. 3 in C-USA), 4.77 […]

CSJ 2018 Week 8 Preview: Florida Atlantic at Marshall

When: Saturday, October 13, 2:30 PM EDT Where: Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, W.Va. TV/Streaming: Facebook Live Florida Atlantic Owls (3-3, 1-1 C-USA) FAU has struggled on defense for much of the season but has improved dramatically during conference play as they are allowing 28 points per game while generating four interceptions. Where the Owls have shined is […]