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Herald-Dispatch photo archive - Marshall University (dark jerseys) lost to Xavier University (white jerseys) 28-30 on Sept. 29, 1973, at Fairfield Stadium. The 1973 team had a 4-7 record under coach Jack Lengyel. Team captain was Jack Crabtree. Click here to view the complete gallery.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Marshall vs. Xavier, 1973

Jan. 31, 2012 @ 01:55 PM

Marshall University (dark jerseys) lost to Xavier University (white jerseys) 28-30 on Sept. 29, 1973, at Fairfield Stadium. The 1973 team had a 4-7 record under coach Jack Lengyel. Team captain was Jack Crabtree.

Click here to view the complete gallery.

From 1966 to 1983, Marshall's football program suffered a dismal streak of losing seasons. In 1984, Marshall won its two final games on the road against Illinois State and East Tennessee State to finish with a 6-5 record for its first winning season in 20 years.


1966 Marshall vs. Morehead State

1966 Marshall vs. Eastern Kentucky

1966 Marshall vs. Miami University

1969 Marshall University

1970 Marshall vs. Morehead State

1971 Marshall vs. Xavier

1972 Marshall vs. Kent State

1973 Marshall vs. Bowling Green

1973 Marshall vs. Ohio

1974 Marshall vs. Morehead State

1974 Marshall vs. Akron

1974 Marshall vs. Miami

1974 Marshall vs. Northern Illinois

1974 Marshall vs. Western Michigan

1974 Marshall vs. Kent State

1974 Marshall vs. Ohio

1975 Marshall vs. Morehead State

1975 Marshall vs. Illinois State

1975 Marshall vs. Western Michigan

1975 Marshall vs. Ohio

1976 Marshall vs. Miami

1976 Marshall vs. Dayton

1976 Marshall vs. Akron

1979 Marshall vs. VMI

1980 Marshall vs. Morehead

1981 Marshall vs. Morehead

1981 Marshall vs. VMI

1981 Marshall vs. Appalachian State (first Southern Conference win)

1981 Marshall vs. Western Carolina

1981 Marshall vs. Indiana State

1982 Marshall vs. Kent State

1982 Marshall vs. Akron

1983 Green-White Game

1983 Marshall vs. The Citadel

1984 Green-White Game

1984 Marshall vs. West Virginia Tech

1984 Marshall vs. ETSU, welcome home rally

1985 Marshall media day

1985 Marshall vs. Morehead State

1986 Marshall media day

1986 Marshall vs. Davidson (homecoming)

1987 Marshall spring Green-White game

1988 Marshall vs. Furman University

1989 Marshall Media Day

1989 Marshall vs. Catawba

1990 Marshall vs. Eastern Kentucky (last game at Fairfield Stadium)

1991 Marshall vs. New Hampshire (first game at Joan C. Edwards Stadium)

1992 Marshall vs. Morehead

1993 Marshall vs. Murray State

1993 Marshall vs. Howard University

1993 Marshall vs. Youngstown State, I-AA Championship game

1994 Marshall vs. UT-Chattanooga

1973 Marshall University football roster from the media guide (player numbers not available)

Don Ackerman, OT, Senior, Louisville, Ky.

Kenny Armour, TB, Sophomore, Wheelwright, Ky.

Jerry Arrasmith, FL, Senior, Elsmere, Ky.

Fred Bader, OT, Sophomore, Troy, Ohio.

Dave Becksmith, C, Sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sidney Bell, CB, Junior, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Tom Bossie, R, Junior, Charleston, W.Va.

Bob Bronger, OG, Junior, Louisville, Ky.

Mark Brookover, OT, Sophomore, Stockport, Ohio.

Jim Bundick, OG, Junior, Newport News, Va.

Ned Burks, TB, Junior, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Larry Call, LB, Sophomore, Wheelersburg, Ohio.

Dan Canada, OT, Senior, Pikeville, Ky.

Walt Chamberlain, CB, Sophomore, Charleston, W.Va.

Rick Coleman, QB, Junior, Fayetteville, N.C.

Steve Cooper, R, Junior, Winfield, W.Va.

Jack Crabtree, OT, Senior, Tazewell, Va.

Bob DeYoung, TE, Sophomore, Little Falls, N.J.

Pete Diabo, DT, Senior, Buffalo, N.Y.

Bob Eshbaugh, FB, Junior, Toronto, Ohio.

Rick Fedders, OT, Senior, Ft. Mitchell, Ky.

Terry Gardner, TB, Junior, Portsmouth, Ohio.

Eric Gessler, C, Junior, West Union, W.Va.

Odell Graves, DG, Junior, Erie, Pa.

Andre Heath, DT, Sophomore, Massillon, Ohio.

Charles Henry, R, Junior, Conway, S.C.

Jim Hewitt, OH, Junior, East Cleveland, Ohio.

Lester Hicks, DE, Senior, Steubenville, Ohio.

Roger Hillis, OT, Junior, Hazel Green, Ala.

Mike Holman, FB, Junior, Logan, W.Va.

Bill James, SE, Senior, Scottsburg, Ind.

Steve Johnson, FS, Senior, Hamburg, N.Y.

John Johnstonbaugh, FB, Senior, North Plainfield, N.J.

Randy Kerr, TE, Senior, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Roy Kinnison, DE, Junior, Bridgeport, Ohio.

Jim Kmec, LB, Sophomore, Mt. Lebanon, Pa.

John Kravec, DT, Sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bob Krone, CB, Junior, Colerain, Ohio.

John Lewis, LB, Sophomore, Deerfield, Fla.

John Lockett, TB, Sophomore, Clarksburg, W.Va.

Ace Loding, DT, Senior, Yorktown, Va.

Al Mayer, QB, Sophomore, Troy, Ohio.

Larry McCoy, K, Sophomore, Barboursville.

Allen Meadows, DT, Junior, Madison, W.Va.

Rick Meckstroth, LB, Senior, Batavia, Ohio.

Jim Mercer, TB, Sophomore, Mt. Lebanon, Pa.

Bob Miller, C, Senior, Washington, Pa.

Mark Miller, LB, Senior, Prestonsburg, Ky.

Dan Norrell, DT, Junior, Hartsdale, N.Y.

Reggie Oliver, QB, Senior, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Chris Ondera, DB, Sophomore, Jackson, Ohio.

Chuck Pollock, FL, Sophomore, Youngstown, N.Y.

Grayson Proffit, R, Sophomore, Charleston, W.Va.

Bill Ralston, CB, Senior, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

John Shimp, LB, Junior, Arlington, Va.

Jesse Smith, OT, Junior, Barrackville, W.Va.

Lanny Steed, WR, Junior, Montgomery, W.Va.

Roy Tabb, FS, Junior, Hayes, Va.

Bart Tarulli, C, Junior, Rochelle Park, N.J.

Tim Valentine, OG, Sophomore, Parkersburg, W.Va.

Dave Walsh, QB, Senior, Suffolk, Va.

Bill Wanner, OT, Sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lester Weems, DB, Sophomore, Montgomery, W.Va.

Bob Westfall, DE, Sophomore, Fairmont, W.Va.

Jon Williams, CB, Sophomore, Charleston, W.Va.

Ed Wilson, CB, Senior, St. Marys, W.Va.

Bill Wright, OG, Junior, Troy, Ohio.

Chuck Wright, DG, Senior, Charleston, W.Va.

Jim Wuff, LB, Sophomore, Lancaster, N.Y.


Wilbert Allen, DE, Freshman, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Stanley Berry, LB, Freshman, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bob Birch, TE, Freshman, Wheeling, W.Va.

Bob Burgoon, SE, Freshman, Tonawanda, N.Y.

Shawn Burke, OT, Freshman, Clarksville, Ind.

Fuzzy Filliez, FL, Freshman, New Martinsville, W.Va.

Bill Forbes, LB, Freshman, New Martinsville, W.Va.

Dave Forbes, LB, Freshman, New Martinsville, W.Va.

Joe Fox, QB, Freshman, Ravenswood, W.Va.

I.B. Greene, FB, Freshman, Huntington.

John Hale, TB, Freshman, Powhatan, W.Va.

Mike Jett, FB, Junior, West Union, W.Va.

Dave Kellems, DE, Freshman, Harrison, Ohio.

Ronnie Lemon, DT, Freshman, Davin, W.Va.

Dwight Schnaitter, MG, Freshman, Madison, Ind.

Bill Scholz, QB, Freshman, Erie, Pa.

Phil Schwab, OT, Freshman, Buffalo, N.Y.

Lew Shields, OG, Freshman, Huntington.

Wayne Sparks, MG, Freshman, West Portsmouth, Ohio.

R. D. Stephens, FS, Freshman, Farmington, W.Va.

Rick Thomas, OG, Freshman, Xenia, Ohio.

Bob Tracey, TB, Freshman, Buffalo, N.Y.

Bob Tranquill, DT, Freshman, Wellsburg, W.Va.

Steve Weaver, DT, Freshman, Dayton, Ohio.

Bill Yanossy, DE, Freshman, Snydertown, Pa.