Sept. 12, 2015
Marshall game captains at Ohio, as selected by Coach Doc Holliday and his staff, were guard Sebastian Johansson and center Michael Selby on offense and tackle Steve Dillon and safety Taj Letman. Selby is a captain for the second straight game.
Junior Devontre’a Tyler made his first career start at middle linebacker for the Herd.
The Herd 2015 roster has only two players who played in the 2011 game at Ohio – redshirt seniors Keith Baxter (cornerback) and Evan McKelvey (linebacker).
Redshirt freshman right guard Jordan Dowrey made his first career start for the Herd.
Herd safety Taj Letman’s interception (2:56 first quarter) is his second this season and seventh of his career. It’s the Herd’s fifth pick in 2015.
Devon Johnson’s 73-yard touchdown run (10:07 second quarter) is the second-longest run of his Herd career. He had a 75-yard yarder (no touchdown) in a 2014 win at UAB. It also was Johnson’s 28th touchdown (rush and receive) in his last 19 games.
Devon Johnson passed the 100-yard rushing mark in the second quarter with his 73-yard touchdown run. He has 11 games of 100 or more yards rushing in his Herd career, tied for fifth with Ahmad Bradshaw. The top four are Chris Parker (31), Doug Chapman (20) and Ron Darby and Darius Marshall (12) tied for third.
With 28 career touchdowns (22 rushing, six receiving), Devon Johnson has tied former teammate and tight end Gator Hoskins for No. 13 on the all-time Marshall career touchdown list. No. 12 is Orlando Hatchett (29 from 1989-92).
With a 42-yard kick return to start the second half, senior Deandre Reaves reached 1,982 career kick return yards, eclipsing the former Herd record of 1,966 set by Ray Crisp from 1975-78.
With 7:30 remaining in the game, Devon Johnson totaled 2,039 rushing yards for his Herd career. He is the 15th back in Herd history to reach 2,000.
Herd redshirt senior defensive end Armonze Daniel’s first-down sack (late third quarter) is the first of his career.
Tyler Williams’ nine punts in the game are the most in his 42-game Herd career.