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Marshall University (white jerseys) beat Morehead University (dark jerseys) 35-8 in the season opener Sept. 6, 1980, at Morehead. The 1980 team had a 2-8-1 record under coach Sonny Randle.

Gallery: Marshall vs. Morehead, Sept. 6, 1980

Aug. 02, 2011 @ 10:25 AM

Marshall University (white jerseys) beat Morehead University (dark jerseys) 35-8 in the season opener Sept. 6, 1980, at Morehead. The 1980 team had a 2-8-1 record under coach Sonny Randle.

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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.

We are cracking open the archives from past Marshall University football seasons. What game would you like to see again? E-mail online editor Andrea Copley-Smith at acopley@herald-dispatch.com.

1980 Marshall University football roster, from the media guide

1, Carl Lee, S, Sophomore, South Charleston, W.Va.

2, Barry Childers, K, Freshman, Clifton Forge, Va.

3, John Huth, P-K, Junior, Canal Fulton, Ohio.

4, Scott Hutchison, RB, Freshman, Proctorville, Ohio.

5, Tony Stott, WR, Freshman, Potomac, Md.

6, Larry Fourqurean, TB, Freshman, Low Moore, Va.

7, Donnell Ross, CD, Sophomore, Covington, Va.

8, Jeff Shaner, WR, Senior, Lynchburg, Va.

9, Dwayne Butler, WR, Sophomore, Washington, D.C.

10, Eric Janssen, WR, Junior, Columbus, Ga.

12, Scott Camp, QB, Sophomore, Courtland, Va.

14, Steve Harding, QB, Freshman, Fredericksburg, Va.

15, John Sharretts, QB, Sophomore, Toccoa, Ga.

16, Tony Konopka, QB, Freshman, Pittsburgh, Pa.

17, Sam Kinker, DE, Senior, Cincinnati, Ohio.

18, Andy Hamilton, S, Sophomore, Erie, Pa.

20, Ron Lear, TB, Sophomore, Lexington, Ky.

22, Darnel Richardson, WR, Junior, McKeesport, Pa.

26, Clifford Wright, CB, Sophomore, Orlando, Fla.

27, Ken Lindsay, CB, Junior, Cincinnati, Ohio.

28, Steve D'Anna, WR, Freshman, Shrewsbury, Pa.

30, Jimmy North, FB, Sophomore, Charlottesville, Va.

31, Tim Campbell, FB, Senior, Dayton, Ohio.

33, Dickie Rollins, TB, Sophomore, Kistler, W.Va.

35, Terry Echols, TB, Freshman, Corrine, W.Va.

36, Eric King, TB, Sophomore, Man, W.Va.

40, David Hawkins, FB, Sophomore, Henderson, N.C.

41, Danny Tennant, CD, Senior, Parkersburg, W.Va.

42, Scott Lee, DE/LB, Freshman, Huntington.

43, Wendell Morris, TB, Sophomore, Richmond, Va.

44, Maurice Gravely, LB/WR, Freshman, Kimball, W.Va.

45, Jesse Bandy, LB, Sophomore, Beckley, W.Va.

46, Greg Jones, CB, Sophomore, Lynchburg, Ba.

47, Willie Wilson, QB, Junior, Huntington.

48, Dave Crisp, WR, Senior, Lima, Ohio.

49, Greg Wiley, LB, Sophomore, St. Louis, Mo.

50, Brian Blosser, C, Sophomore, North Canton, Ohio.

51, Mike Williams, C, Senior, Gahanna, Ohio.

52, Poncho Borgese, NG, Sophomore, Pittsburgh, Pa.

53, Steve Hart, C, Sophomore, Elkins, W.Va.

55, Charles Hurt, FB/LB, Freshman, Bluefield, W.Va.

58, Randy Hawkins, DE/LB, Freshman, Roanoke, Va.

59, Jim Konchesky, DL, Freshman, Morgantown, W.Va.

61, George Elliott, NG, Senior, Parkersburg, W.Va.

62, Mike Staggs, OG, Sophomore, Gallipolis, Ohio.

63, Greg Liebe, OG, Sophomore, Wichita, Kan.

64, Mark Bartoe, DT, Senior, Vandergrift, Pa.

65, Jim Devine, LB, Junior, Monroeville, Pa.

66, Dale Rice, OG, Sophomore, Princeton, W.Va.

68, Dean Nichols, OL, Freshman, Bassett, Va.

69, Greg Kendziorski, LB, Senior, Cadiz, Ohio.

70, Troy McNett, OT, Sophomore, Kansas City, Mo.

71, Walter Wallace, OT, Sophomore, Staunton, Va.

72, Tony Evans, DT, Freshman, Wichita, Kan.

73, Craig Bailey, OL, Freshman, Portsmouth, Ohio.

74, Reggie Garretson, OT, Sophomore, Branchland, W.Va.

75, Richard Harrison, OT, Sophomore, Man, W.Va.

76, Bernie McCauley, DT, Sophomore, Colonia, N.J.

77, Jim Hynus, OT, Junior, Huntington.

78, Mark Taylor, DL, Freshman, West View, Pa.

79, Doug McCoy, DT, Junior, Ligonier, Pa.

80, Jeff Durrette, DE, Sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio.

81, Duane Thompson, TE/WR, Freshman, Columbus, Ohio.

82, Bill Jones, TE, Sophomore, Nevada, Mo.

83, Mark Holley, TE, Junior, Ravenswood, W.Va.

84, Grandville Martin, TE, Sophomore, Pittsburgh, Pa.

85, Ron Victor, DE/LB, Freshman, Cincinnati, Ohio.

89, Mike Perry, TE, Freshman, Westover, W.Va.

90, Eric Johnson, NG, Sophomore, Clairton, Pa.

92, Raleigh Collins, DE/LB, Freshman, Kimberly, W.Va.

93, Matt Kelly, NG, Sophomore, Thrisnale, Va.

94, Kevin Jackson, DE, Senior, Canton, Ohio.

95, Rob Jennis, DE, Sophomore, Short Hills, N.J.

96, Gerald Hopkins, DE/LB, Freshman, Fayetteville, W.Va.

97, Dave Pike, DE, Freshman, Chesapeake, Ohio.

98, Brad Morrison, LB, Senior, Worthington, Ohio.

99, Bill McCourt, DT, Senior, Webster Springs, W.Va.

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