Gallery: Marshall vs. East Tennessee State, Sept. 26, 1981
Marshall University (white jerseys) lost to East Tennessee State (dark jerseys), 0-14, on Sept. 26, 1981, at Fairfield Stadium. The 1981 team had a 2-9 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.
1981 Marshall University football roster, from the media guide
1, Carl Lee, S, Junior, South Charleston, W.Va.
2, Barry Childers, K, Sophomore, Clifton Forge, Va.
3, John Huth, WR, Senior, Canal Fulton, Ohio.
5, Tony Stott, WR, Sophomore, Potomac, Md.
6, Larry Fourqurean, TB, Sophomore, Low Moor, Va.
8, Tony Henderson, CB, Junior, Milton, Fla.
9, Scott Hutchison, TB, Sophomore, Proctorville, Ohio.
14, Steve Harding, QB, Sophomore, Fredericksburg, Va.
15, Jon Sharretts, QB, Junior, Toccoa, Ga.
16, Tony Konopka, QB, Sophomore, Pittsburgh, Pa.
17, Scott Moyer, QB, Junior, Hialeah, Fla.
18, Andy Hamilton, S, Junior, Erie, Pa.
19, Rob Jones, P, Sophomore, Proctorville, Ohio.
21, Sidney Arrington, DB, Freshman, Roanoke, Va.
22, Darnel Richardson, WR, Senior, McKeesport, Pa.
23, Greg Fourqurean, CB, Sophomore, Low Moore, Va.
24, Billy Hynus, DB, Freshman, Huntington.
26, Clifford Wright, CB, Junior, Orlando, Fla.
27, Ken Lindsay, CB, Senior, Cincinnati, Ohio.
29, Rich Van Alphen, CB, Sophomore, Hudson, N.Y.
30, Carey Michael, FB, Sophomore, New Martinsville, W.Va.
31, Don Johnson, FB, Freshman, Hamilton, Ohio.
32, Jimmy North, FB, Junior, Charlottesville, Va.
33, Dickie Rollins, TB, Junior, Kistler, W.Va.
34, Gilbert Orr, TB, Sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio.
35, Charles Hurt, DE, Sophomore, Bluefield, W.Va.
36, Eric King, FB, Junior, Man, W.Va.
37, Vincent Long, RB, Freshman, Maitland, Fla.
38, Paul Buckley, FB, Sophomore, Westwood, N.J.
39, Mike Nardo, NG, Sophomore, Weirton, W.Va.
40, David Hawkins, LB, Junior, Henderson, N.C.
41, Tommy Mason, RB, Freshman, Triangle, Va.
42, Terry Echols, LB, Sophomore, Corrine, W.Va.
43, Trey Duffy, LB, Freshman, Bellaire, Ohio.
44, C.R. Howdyshell, TB, Sophomore, Sistersville, W.Va.
45, Jesse Bandy, LB, Junior, Beckley, W.Va.
46, Greg Jones, CB, Junior, Lynchburg, Va.
47, Rocky Williams, WR, Junior, Charlottesville, Va.
48, Tony Lellie, LB, Freshman, Weirton, W.Va.
49, Greg Wiley, LB, Junior, St. Louis, Mo.
50, Brian Blosser, OG, Junior, North Canton, Ohio.
51, Thomas McConkey, C, Freshman, Wheeling, W.Va.
52, Poncho Borgese, NG, Junior, Pittsburgh, Pa.
54, Willie Wilson, C, Senior, Huntington.
55, Juan Stout, OT, Freshman, Lexington, Ky.
56, Moke Riggs, C, Sophomore, Middlebourne, W.Va.
58, Randy Hawkins, NG, Sophomore, Roanoke, Va.
59, John Harbert, OL, Freshman, Haywood, W.Va.
60, Greg Liebe, OG, Junior, Wichita, Kan.
62, Mike Staggs, OG, Junior, Gallipolis, Ohio.
64, Chris Prokesch, OT, Junior, St. James, N.Y.
65, Jim Devine, LB, Senior, Monroeville, Pa.
66, Dale Rice, OG, Junior, Princeton, W.Va.
67, Mark Taylor, DT, Sophomore, West View, Pa.
68, Mike Radford, OL, Freshman, Beckley, W.Va.
69, Steve Wendt, OL, Freshman, Titusville, Fla.
70, Troy McNett, OT, Junior, Kansas City, Kan.
71, Jeff Borman, OL, Freshman, Cincinnati, Ohio.
72, Tony Evans, DT, Senior, Wichita, Kan.
73, Jerome Curry, OT, Freshman, West Jefferson, Ohio.
74, Greg Lohman, OT, Freshman, Loveland, Ohio.
75, Earl Miles, OT, Junior, Arkansas City, Kan.
76, Steven Stoll, OT, Freshman, Cincinnati, Ohio.
77, Jim Hynus, OT, Senior, Huntington.
78, Joe Fralic, OT, Senior, Pittsburgh, Pa.
79, Doug McCoy, DT, Senior, Ligonier, Pa.
80, Jeff Durrette, DE, Junior, Cincinnati, Ohio.
81, Dwayne Thompson, DE, Sophomore, Columbus, Ohio.
83, Raleigh Collins, DE, Sophomore, Kimberly, W.Va.
84, Dan Metropoulus, DE, Junior, Aliquippa, Pa.
85, Ron Victor, S, Sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio.
86, Ted Jackson, TE, Freshman, Woodbridge, Va.
87, David Booth, TE, Junior, Radford, Va.
88, Dean Roberts, TE, Junior, Chicago, Ill.
90, Derryl Strong, LB, Senior, Akron, Ohio.
91, Brian O'Dell, TE, Sophomore, Roanoke, Va.
92, Marty Palazeti, DE, Dearborn, Mich.
92, Gary Michael, DE, Sophomore, New Martinsville, W.Va.
93, James Wynes, DL, Freshman, Talcott, W.Va.
95, Greg Dillon, DT, Freshman, Matewan, W.Va.
96, Gerald Hopkins, DT, Sophomore, Fayetteville, W.Va.
97, Mike Lindsey, DE, Sophomore, Bowling Green, Va.
98, Alan Huff, DE, Freshman, Chester, W.Va.
99, Bruce Gilbert, DE, Junior, Easton, Pa.