WKU 49, Marshall 28
Marshall's defense forced three turnovers
Middle Tennessee 27, Marshall 24 (3OT)
Marshall 31, Southern Miss 10
Ohio 21, Marshall 10
R-JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Played 411 snaps in all 14 games for C-USA Championship team, splitting time at nose tackle with starter Jarquez Samuel ... Made 35 tackles (nine solos), including 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... Had career-best game in then-unbeaten Herd's crucial Nov. 22 win at UAB, making 11 tackles (three solo, eight assists) with a half-sack ... Also recorded sack in opening win at Miami (Ohio) ... Posted six tackles in Herd's C-USA Championship Game win over Louisiana Tech.
R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Posted 25 tackles (eight solo), while appearing in every game for Marshall and starting twice ... Produced 1.5 sacks (one versus East Carolina; a half-sack at FIU) ... Had season-high four tackles in the win at FIU.
R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Played in 11 games for the Herd (missed West Virginia) ... Made six tackles (two solo, four assisted), including a tackle for a loss at Purdue (Sept. 29) ... Had two tackles in loss at UCF.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Redshirted to retain eligibility.
HERD FILE: Born June 24, 1993 ... Majoring in Sports Management at MU ... Originally committed to USC, and also had offers from seven other Pac-12 schools in addition to New Mexico, Iowa State and Colorado State ... At Palmdale High School, had 74 tackles, 9 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, 6 pass breakups and a fumble recovery as a senior ... A Rivals three-star prospect, ranked no. 40 nationally at strongside defensive end ... All-region and all-conference first team pick.