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Marshall Football Postgame Notes

Oct. 22, 2016

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Marshall game captains for Charlotte, as selected by Doc Holliday and staff, were tight end Emanuel Byrd, wide receiver Josh Knight, defensive end Ryan Bee and defensive tackle Tomell One.

True freshman cornerback Jaylon McClain-Sapp made his first collegiate start against the 49ers. Sapp saw action in each of the Herd’s first six games, but all in relief of senior Rodney Allen.

Marshall had the same starting five along the offensive line for the first six games, but that changed against Charlotte. Sophomore guard Nate Devers made his first start of the season at left guard in place of Michael Selby, who did not dress. It was Devers’ second career start.

MU’s Jason Smith blocked field goal is the team’s first since Ryan Bee blocked a field goal on Oct. 9, 2015 against Southern Mississippi.

Herd quarterback Chase Litton connected with Justin Hunt for a 4-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The touchdown pass extended Litton’s streak of consecutive games with a TD pass to 17 games (every game of his college career).

Chase Litton passed Brian Anderson (37) and Stan Hill (38) on the career touchdown passes list. Litton entered the game tied with Anderson for 10th place on the all-time list. Litton is tied with Carl Fodor for No. 8 in program history with 39 touchdown passes.

Herd tight end Ryan Yurachek extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 25.

A pair of MU receivers set a career high for catches. Deon-Tay McManus finished with seven receptions, topping the six he had last season at Charlotte. Josh Knight had 10 receptions, which is one better than the nine he had last week against Florida Atlantic.