Random tickets will be drawn during the evening giving fans a chance to win a big scree TV or take part in the Thornhill Superstores "Kick For A Truck" field goal contest.
The stadium's West Lot will be open and available for tailgating pregame on a first-come, first served basis. Admission to the stadium for the game will be $5 per person, with all proceeds going to pay for the completion of the "M" Club Pavilion and to the Big Green Scholarship Foundation.
"Marshall has the best fans in college football and this is a way for them to get together and enjoy watching the Thundering Herd play," Marshall coach Bob Pruett said.
The game will also give Herd fans a chance to make a statement to college football fans around the country.
"If we have a large enough crowd in attendance at the stadium ESPN will do a live cut-in of the crowd during the telecast," Marshall Associate Athletic Director Mike Bianchin said. "Herd fans can show their support for the team and let the entire country know how they feel."
The event is being sponsored by the Big Green Scholarship Foundation and 93.7 "The Dawg", the official radio home of Thundering Herd Athletics. Tickets to the event can be purchased in advance from the Marshall Athletic Ticket Office. Call 1-800-THE-HERD for information.