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FIU’s flawless second half leads to big win over Marshall

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Saturday’s game between the Florida International Panthers and the Marshall Thundering Herd started off as a turnover fest, but it did not end that way. The Panthers used a highly proficient offense in the second half to pull away from Marshall and roll to a 31-14 victory in Miami. After taking the opening kickoff and marching 82 yards in four plays to take a 7-0 lead, quarterback Maurice Alexander threw interceptions in back-to-back possessions. Alexander was playing in place of…

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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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St. Petersburg Bowl: Don’t underestimate UConn

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Those underestimating the University of Connecticut Huskies on Saturday would be making a mistake when it takes on the Marshall Thundering Herd at Tropicana Field in the St. Petersburg Bowl. It is easy to look at some of their losses this year and think Marshall could roll over them. There was the 37-13 rout at the hands of Cincinnati and the season-ending 27-3 pasting from Temple to look at as evidence. But this Huskie team did something no other team…

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