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Marshall football a program with long history

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Marshall University brings a sad, but proud history to Saturday’s matchup with Connecticut in the St. Petersburg Bowl. Several NFL stars played for the Thundering Herd, but the school is also known for those who lost their lives in a horrific plane crash that wiped out the team more than a generation ago. Among those was Chad Pennington, who quarterbacked the Herd from 1995 to 1999. In his four years as a starter, Marshall won 47 games and lost only…

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