Football Hosts Bowling Green Saturday at 7 p.m.|
Sept. 16, 2009
Marshall will host former Mid-American Conference rival Bowling Green on Saturday in a non-conference game that is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The game will be televised locally on the Thundering Herd/ISP Sports Network (WSAZ-TV in Charleston/Huntington) with Keith Morehouse handling play-by-play and former Marshall great Mike Bartrum serving as analyst. The game will also be available online through All-Access at Herdzone.com.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio will also provide the radio broadcast of the game on channel 158.
Bowling Green opened the season with an impressive 31-14 win over Sunbelt Conference favorite Troy and nearly pulled an upset at nationally-ranked Missouri last Saturday before falling 27-20. The Falcons are led by quarterback Tyler Sheehan who is averaging 272.5 passing yards per game and standout receiver Freddie Barnes who leads the nation with 12.5 catches per game and boasts 113.5 receiving yards per game.
Bowling Green and Marshall have a long history on the gridiron that dates back to 1954. The two teams have met 27 times and BGSU owns a 20-7 advantage over Marshall. The two played on a regular basis from 1997-2004 when Marshall was a member of the Mid-American Conference. During that span, MU led the series 4-2, however the Falcons defeated the Herd in their last meeting by the score of 56-35 at Bowling Green in 2004. Marshall is 5-8 all-time in games played in Huntington and a perfect 3-0 against the Falcons at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
Saturday's game with Bowling Green will mark the first time Marshall will play a Mid-American Conference school since leaving the MAC in 2005. Marshall, along with UCF, joined Conference USA in 2005. Marshall was a member of the MAC from 1953-1969 and again from 1997-2004. During Marshall's last eight year run in the MAC, the Herd won five MAC Championships in football and posted an overall regular season conference record of 59-11. Marshall also posted a 5-1 record in MAC Championship games during that span.
Marshall will see a familiar face on the BGSU sideline this Saturday. Former Marshall assistant coach and Thundering Herd standout Shannon Morrison left Marshall this past off season, after a four year stint on Mark Snyder's staff, to take over as co-Defensive Coordinator and secondary coach at BGSU under first-year head coach Dave Clawson.
GAME PROMOTIONS THIS WEEK:
Students and fans are encouraged to line both sides of the route to cheer the Marshall Football team as they make their way to the stadium for each Marshall home game.
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