Gallery: First game at the Joan, Marshall vs. New Hampshire, Sept. 7, 1991
Marshall University (dark jerseys) beat New Hampshire (white jerseys) 24-23 in the debut game at the new Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Sept. 7, 1991. The 1991 team would go on to have an 11-4 record under coach Jim Donnan. Team captains were Derek Grier, Madison Sayre, Ricardo Clark and Matt Downey.
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1991 MU football roster
1, Lee Carlisle, WR, Freshman, Cincinnati, Ohio.
2, Charles McGregor, DB, Junior, Miami, Fla.
3, William King, DB, Sophomore, Charleston, W.Va.
4, Derek Grier, CB, Senior, Atlanta, Ga.
5, Will Brown, WR, Sophomore, Harrisburg, Pa.
6, Ricardo Clark, WR, Senior, Tignall, Ga.
7, Shawn Goodwyn, DB, Freshman, Disputanta, Va.
8, Troy Brown, WR, Junior, Blackville, S.C.
9, Rocky Croy, DB, Junior, Wheelersburg, Ohio.
10, Dewey Klein, PK, Senior, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
11, Michael Shoda.
12, Layne Vranka, LB, Senior, Monroeville, Pa.
13, Brian Howell, QB, Freshman, Portsmouth, Ohio.
14, Michael Payton, QB, Junior, Harrisburg, Pa.
15, Todd Donnan, QB, Freshman, Norman, Okla.
17, Willie Merrick.
17, Cliff Scott, QB, Freshman, Buffalo, N.Y.
18, Chad O’Shea, QB, Freshman, Louisville, Ky.
19, Mike Bartrum, TE, Junior, Pomery, Ohio.
20, Herm Calloway, DB, Freshman, Lynchburg, Va.
21, Joe Chirico, DB, Sophomore, Logan, W.Va.
22, Michael Bryant, FB, Senior, Atlanta, Ga.
23, Tony Williams, RB, Freshman, St. Albans, W.Va.
24, Orlando Hatchett, RB, Junior, Canton, Ohio.
25, Brian Dowler, WR, Senior, Plant City, Fla.
26, Roger Johnson, RB, Freshman, Lynchburg, Va.
27, Shannon Morrison, DB, Freshman, Oak Hill, W.Va.
28, Scott Crouch, WR, Senior, Winfield, W.Va.
29, Robert Minter, WR, Freshman, Logan, W.Va.
30, Jared Turner, DB, Freshman, Winfield, W.Va.
31, Shannon King, DB, Sophomore, Huntington.
32, Glenn Pedro, RB, Sophomore, Staten Island, N.Y.
33, LeRon Chapman, RB, Freshman, Huntington.
34, Anthony Elby, FB, Senior, Hershey, Pa.
35, Andy Bowen, WR, Junior, Huntington.
36, Chris Parker, RB, Freshman, Lynchburg, Va.
37, Eric Wiley, SS, Junior, St. Albans, W.Va.
38, George Thomas, DB, Freshman, Kankakee, Ill.
39, Damon Garner, DB, Sophomore, Kankakee, Ill.
40, Demetrius Wilson, LB, Freshman, Apex, N.C.
41, Vince Parker, LB, Freshman, Chicago, Ill.
42, Jim Bernardoni, DE, Junior, Grand Island, N.Y.
43, Matt Downey, LB, Senior, St. Albans, W.Va.
44, Troy Sturdivant, LB, Freshman, Freshman, Florence, Ky.
45, Mark Mason, DE, Senior, Charleston, W.Va.
46, Bubby Lundsford, LB, Freshman, Milton, W.Va.
47, Tommy Moore, DB, Sophomore, Beckley, W.Va.
48, Casey Hill, LB, Sophomore, Pt. Pleasant, W.Va.
49, Joe Fumi-Fiamawle, LB, Senior, Cincinnati, Ohio.
50, Jim Dunn, LB, Sophomore, Sissonville, W.Va.
51, Byron Turner, LB, Freshman, Aberdeen, Md.
52, Donahue Stephenson, LB, Sophomore, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
53, P.J. Noble, LB, Freshman, Ona.
54, John Humphreys, OL, Junior, Sissonville, W.Va.
55, J.D. Cyrus, OL, Sophomore, Ironton.
56, Phillip Ratliff, OG, Sophomore, Louisa, Ky.
57, John Visnic, DT, Sophomore, Monroeville, Pa.
58, Jim Durning, DT, Junior, New Orleans, La.
59, Chad Reynolds, OL, Freshman, Jackson, Ohio.
60, Frank Featner, OG, Junior, Mingo, Ohio.
61, Eric Clausen, DB, Freshman, Huntington.
62, J.D. Coffman, OL, Freshman, Ironton.
63, Trevor Thomas, OL, Sophomore, Fairmont, W.Va.
64, Grant Place, LB, Sophomore, Beverly, Ohio.
65, Jim Lanzo, DL, Freshman, Struthers, Ohio.
66, Chris Noble, DE, Freshman, Mason, W.Va.
67, Willie Alexander, DL, Freshman, Muskogee, Okla.
68, Tony Waller, OL, Freshman, Ft. Gay, Ky.
69, Madison Sayre, OT, Senior, Charleston, W.Va.
70, Brian Roberts, OL, Freshman, Norman, Okla.
71, Roger Perkins, OL, Freshman, Wexford, Pa.
72, Rob Cunningham, DL, Senior, Winfield, W.Va.
73, Dave Honick, DL, Freshman, McKeesport, Pa.
74, Keenan Rhodes, DL, Senior, Los Angeles, Calif.
75, Chris Deaton, OT, Sophomore, Paintsville, Ky.
76, Pete Woods, OG, Junior, Bellaire, Ohio.
77, Mike Harmon, OL, Freshman, Lexington, Ky.
78, Kevin McCarty, OL, Sophomore, Van, W.Va.
79, Jim Grugan, OL, Freshman, Orlando, Fla.
80, Andre Womack, WR, Freshman, Danville, Va.
81, Jimmy Bentine, DE, Freshman, Ashland.
82, Chris Hamilton, LB, Freshman, Charleston, W.Va.
83, Ricky Carter, WR, Freshman, Lynchburg, Va.
84, Curt Nethercutt, TE, Sophomore, Huntington.
85, Damon Davis, WR, Sophomore, Austin, Texas.
86, Greg Smith, TE, Sophomore, Somerset, Ohio.
87, Mike Miller, LB, Sophomore, Bluefield, W.Va.
88, Rodney Garrett, DE, Sophomore, Sussex, Va.
89, Alan West, TE, Freshman, Washington, D.C.
90, John Cantalupo, DL, Sophomore, New Brunswick, N.J.
91, Jim Maglisceau, DL, Freshman, Grand Island, N.Y.
92, Willy Merrick, PK, Junior, Worthington, Ohio.
93, Alfie Winfield, DL, Freshman, Kankakee, Ill.
94, Bob Ando, DE, Freshman, Pittsburgh, Pa.
95, Johnny McKee, DL, Junior, Elysian Fields, Texas.
96, Justin Fallon, PK, Freshman, Patriot, Ohio.
97, Bryan Litton, NG, Junior, Parkersburg, W.Va.
98, Rickie Carter, DE, Freshman, Wakefield, Va.
99, Bob Lane, DE, Junior, Pittsburgh, Pa.
- J.D. Boles, DB, Sophomore, St. Albans, W.Va.
- Paul Mutart, PK, Senior, Ottawa, Canada.