Marshall Football Rises In National Rankings

Special to HNN Provided by Herd Zone
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall football moved up two spots in the national polls following the Thundering Herd’s 45-13 victory over FIU on Saturday evening at FIU Stadium.




The Herd placed 22nd in the Amway USA Today Coaches poll with 247 points and 23rd in the Associated Press poll with 184 points.



Marshall is 7-0 and 3-0 in Conference USA and is one of just four undefeated schools remaining in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Herd is led by quarterback Rakeem Cato, who set the NCAA’s FBS record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass with a four-TD effort against the Panthers, to give him a streak of 39 games.



The Herd also features a top-10 ground game that is headed by junior Devon Johnson, who is tied for fifth nationally with 11 rushing touchdowns, is ninth with 133 rushing yards per contest and 11th in yards per carry at 8.24.



Defensively, the Herd gives up just 16.6 points per contest, a mark that is seventh nationally.
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