March 11, 2009
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall University Director of Athletics Bob Marcum announced the Thundering Herd's 2009 football schedule on Tuesday. Marshall will face five 2008 bowl teams, including defending ACC Champion Virginia Tech and in-state rival West Virginia.
"We've got a lot of good teams coming to Huntington. It will be an exciting schedule at the Joan," head coach Mark Snyder said. "It is a challenging schedule that looks really good. I like how the schedule falls for us."
The 2009 season opens up on September 5th with at home against Southern Illinois. The Salukis won nine games last season en route to a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference title. A trip to Blacksburg, Va. follows the next weekend as Marshall will take on defending ACC champion Virginia Tech.
On September 19th, former Mid-American Conference for Bowling Green comes to town before the Herd takes to the road a week later to begin its Conference USA schedule at Memphis. The month of October begins with a visit to Huntington by defending C-USA champion East Carolina before the Herd travels to the Big Easy for a tilt against Tulane.
Marshall's final non-conference game will take place on October 17th as Marshall will travel to Morgantown for the Fourth Annual Friends of Coal Bowl. Seven days later, the team will be back in conference action, playing host to UAB.
League action continues for the team as it travels to UCF on Sunday, November 1st for a nationally broadcast ESPN game. Marshall will wrap up its home schedule with a Nov. 14th game against Southern Miss and a tilt against SMU on the 21st before wrapping up the regular season with a trip to UTEP.
Game times are still to be determined. Additional games may be televised, those changes will be announced at a later date.
2009 Marshall Football Schedule
|Sept. 5||SOUTHERN ILLINOIS|
|Sept. 12||at Virginia Tech|
|Sept. 19||BOWLING GREEN|
|Sept. 26||at Memphis|
|Oct. 3||EAST CAROLINA|
|Oct. 10||at Tulane|
|Oct. 17||at West Virginia|
|Nov. 1||at UCF (ESPN)|
|Nov. 14||SOUTHERN MISS|
|Nov. 28||at UTEP|
ALL CAPS - Home game at Joan C. Edwards Stadium
- Conference USA game