WKU 60, Marshall 6
WKU 60, Marshall 6
Cornerback Rodney Allen had two interceptions
FIU 31, Marshall 14
The Word on the Herd -- Nov. 13, 2016
Marshall football against Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 2, 2017 at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
Photos from Marshall football at FIU on Nov. 19, 2016. Photos taken by Eric Espada.
Photos from Marshall football's game at Southern Miss on Oct. 29, 2016.
Marshall football at North Texas on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Photos taken by Brendan Maloney
Photos from Marshall @ Pittsburgh on October 1, 2016
Enters second season as Herd starting QB … Took over as starter in 2015 as true freshman in Week 3 after injury to junior transfer Michael Birdsong … Led Marshall to 9-2 record as starter, including 16-10 St. Petersburg Bowl victory over Connecticut, the Herd’s fifth consecutive bowl win … Won first seven games as starter … His 23 touchdown passes tied for FBS lead among true freshmen (with UCLA’s Josh Rosen and BYU”S Tanner Mangum) … Was first Herd freshman to win his first start since Chad Pennington, in 1995 versus Chattanooga … Had 10 TD passes in first four starts, breaking Marshall record of nine shared by Byron Leftwich and Stan Hill.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015): In 11 games, completed 230-of-383 passing for 2,605 yards, with 23 touchdowns and 8 interceptions … His 23 TDs is Marshall freshman record, as was his 2,649 yards total offense (ranking 19th overall in MU single-season annals) … In red zone, was 34-of-49 (.694) for 250 yards and 17 TDs, with only one interception … Top game came in 34-10 victory at Charlotte, with a 33-of-48 day for 486 yards and two scores with no interceptions. The 486 yards rank third in Herd single-game history, and his season-long 66-yard pass to Davonte Allen was for a TD … Also passed for 343 yards in triple-overtime loss at Middle Tennessee, going 33-of-55 with three TDs and one pick … After seeing no action in Weeks 1-2 against Purdue and at Ohio, was moved into starting role for Week 3 home game versus FCS member Norfolk State, and opened with 24-of-31 day for 270 yards with four TDs and no interceptions … The four TDs against NSU matched the Herd mark for a first start by any QB, set by redshirt sophomore Stan Hill against Miami (Ohio) in 2002 … Completed at least 60 percent of his throws in seven of 11 starts … In St. Petersburg Bowl victory, the Tampa native went 23-of-34 for 218 yards with one TD and one interception … Was 5-0 in home games as starter.
HERD FILE: Born Oct. 5, 1995 in Winter Park, Fla. … Majoring in Sports Journalism at MU, where he was an early enrollee in January 2015 … Finished high school career in 2013 season at Wharton High, graduated in the spring of 2014 and sat out the following semester … A three-star prospect (Rivals.com, 247Sports) … At Wharton, the three-star prospect (Rivals, 247Sports) threw for almost 8,000 yards in his four-year career … He threw for 54 touchdowns and ran for another 10 and as a 2013 senior, threw for nearly 2,200 yards and 13 TDs, and posted more than 2,500 yards total offense … Was ranked No. 21 in Tampa Bay Home Team 100 top players by Tampa Bay Times … Originally committed to USF, also had offers from LSU, Florida Atlantic, FIU, UMass, Toledo, Western Michigan, Georgia State and Western Kentucky …Also a basketball standout, was an All-Hillsborough County second team selection and a 1,000-point career scorer at Wharton … Also played basketball at Wharton, where he was a 1,000-point career scorer … Adopted older brother, Shawn Vanzant, played for Butler’s NCAA Tournament final Four teams in 2010 and 2011, starting at guard for the latter.