Nov. 10, 2008
IRVING, Texas -
CBS College Sports Network has announced that it will televise the conference matchup between Marshall and Rice on Saturday, November 22. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EST at Rice Stadium in Houston. The game is one of the 12-day advance selections that CBS College Sports has for Saturday games in November.
Marshall is currently 3-2 in Conference USA play and 4-5 overall heading into this Saturday's contest against UCF in Huntington. The Thundering Herd has one of the most balanced offensive attacks in the league, led by sophomore RB Darius Marshall (741 yards and five touchdowns) and senior WR Darius Passmore (48 catches for 853 yards and five TDs).
Rice will have this Saturday off and will enter the Marshall contest with a 5-1 league record and 7-3 overall mark. The Owls possess the most prolific scoring duo in NCAA history in senior QB Chase Clement and senior WR Jarett Dillard (48 career touchdowns) as well as this year's FBS leader in receptions in versatile sophomore James Casey (85).
Last year's October meeting in Huntington was the first-ever between the teams. Marshall won that game, 34-21, behind 347 yards of total offense from QB Bernard Morris. Chase Clement threw two touchdowns and ran for another for Rice.