Marshall's defense made the first half plays, and Mark Cann led the Herd to a touchdown on a 99-yard, eight minute drive to send Rice and the Herd to the locker room tied 7-7 at half. But Rice's Chase Clement and Jarrett Dillard hooked up for the 49th and 50th touchdown of their career together and the Herd fell, 35-10, and will finish with a fifth-straight non-winning season with a seventh loss.
November 22, 2008
Two weeks. Two "Hail Mary" passes by Marshall opponents. Both broken up by Herd defensive backs to seal wins against Conference USA teams, and this time against a team MU had never defeated in three seasons in C-USA. Marshall ran, passed, kicked and defended Southern Miss better than ever before, resulting in a 34-27 win, where the Golden Eagles had won nine straight C-USA openers at "The Rock."
September 20, 2008
All Marshall fans held their breath, as did a few hundred Tiger fans, as Memphis back-up quarterback Will Hudgens heaved a 70-yard rainbow towards the end zone with no time on the clock. Receiver Steve Black had his heels on the goal line as the ball approached but senior Marshall safety C.J. Spillman knocked the pass away to save the day, and save the win, for the Herd, 17-16 over the Tigers.
September 13, 2008