Gallery: Marshall vs. Ohio University, Nov. 22, 1975
Marshall University (dark jerseys) lost to Ohio University (white jerseys) 21-38 at Fairfield Stadium on Nov. 22, 1975. The 1975 team had a 2-9 record under coach Frank Ellwood. Team captains were Mark Bookover, Steve Morton and Jesse Smith.
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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.
1975 Marshall University football roster (according to the media guide. Jersey numbers were not listed.)
Melvin Adderton, FB, Freshman, Bishop, Va.
Bob Anderson, QB, Senior, Advance, N.C.
John Arnold, TE, Sophomore, Proctorville, Ohio.
Fred Bader, LB, Senior, Troy, Ohio.
Mike Bailey, TB, Freshman, Coalwood, W.Va.
David Banks, TE, Sophomore, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Larry Berkery, QB, Sophomore, Sarasota, Fla.
Bob Birch, DE, Junior, Wheeling, W.Va.
Jerome Bohanna, SE, Senior, Delaware, Ohio.
John Braswell, OG, Freshman, Columbus, Ohio.
Walter J. Brison, C, Freshman, Charleston, W.Va.
Mark Brookover, OT, Senior, Stockport, Ohio.
Leonard Brown, SE, Sophomore, Little River, S.C.
Bob Burgoon, FL, Junior, Tonawanda, N.Y.
Don Burgoyne, FB, Sophomore, Tonawanda, N.Y.
Shawn Burke, OT, Junior, Clarksville, Ind.
Larry Call, OT, Senior, Wheelersburg, Ohio.
Bobby Campbell, LB, Freshman, East Bank, W.Va.
Rob Carter, LB, Sophomore, Franklin, Va.
Mike Clark, LB, Sophomore, Kenmore, N.Y.
Bob Coleman, DHB, Sophomore, Huntington.
Steve Cook, C, Sophomore, Coal Grove, Ohio.
Ray Crabtree, DE, Sophomore, Huntington.
Ray Crisp Jr., FL, Freshman, Lima, Ohio.
Roger Daniel, Buff, Sophomore, Lima, Ohio.
Bob DeYoung, DT, Senior, Little Falls, N.J.
Mike Farri, TB, Sophomore, Camp Springs, Md.
James Felton, FB, Sophomore, Greensburg, Pa.
John Filliez, SE, Junior, New Martinsville, W.Va.
Bill Forbes, LB, Junior, New Martinsville, W.Va.
Dave Forbes, PK, Junior, New Martinsville, W.Va.
Joe Fox, QB, Junior, Ravenswood, W.Va.
Mike Fox, SE, Sophomore, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
Stanley Gilbert, SE, Sophomore, Stuart, Fla.
David Gromlich, S, Sophomore, Somerville, N.J.
John Hale, TE, Junior, Towhaton, W.Va.
Al Hall, FB, Freshman, Ravenswood, W.Va.
Edward Hamrick, PK, Freshman, Clendenin, W.Va.
Lace Hardwick, LB, Sophomore, Kenova.
Andre Heath, MG, Senior, Massillon, Ohio.
Dave Jaworski, OG, Sophomore, Buffalo, N.Y.
Greg Johnson, Buff, Sophomore, Charleston, W.Va.
Larry Jones, DE, Sophomore, Franklin, Va.
Dave Kellems, DT, Sophomore, Harrison, Ohio.
Mike Kesling, DT, Freshman, Clarksburg, W.Va.
John Kravec, MG, Senior, Cincinnati Ohio.
Paul Kuzio, QB, Freshman, New Cumberland, W.Va.
Ken Lawson, DHB, Sophomore, Patterson, N.J.
Mark Lawson, OG, Freshman, Trenton, Ohio.
Ron Lemon, OT, Junior, Davin, W.Va.
Rick McCarley, OG, Freshman, Wellston, Ohio.
Ed McTaggart, C, Sophomore, Rochester, N.Y.
Al Mayer, DHB, Senior, Troy, Ohio.
Jeff Meek, OT, Freshman, Sciotoville, Ohio.
Tom Midkiff, TE, Freshman, Tampa, Fla.
John Monnig, DHB, Freshman, Ironton, Ohio.
Steve Morton, DE, Senior, Charleston, W.Va.
Herman Nelson Jr., QB, Freshman, Mobile, Ala.
Bob Olson, OT, Sophomore, Corapolis, Pa.
Dennis Pearce, DT, Freshman, Wellston, Ohio.
Bob Phillips, DE, Freshman, Columbus.
Zack Qualls, TB, Sophomore, Huntington.
Doug Sargent, DHB, Junior, New Kensington, Pa.
Bob Shanta, OG, Sophomore, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Rick Sharp, OB, Sophomore, South Point, Ohio.
Lew Shields, OG, Junior, Huntington.
Phil Skvarka, DE, Sophomore, Wheeling, W.Va.
Jesse Smith, OG, Senior, Barrackville, W.Va.
LaSalle Smith, TB, Sophomore, Logan, W.Va.
Wayne Sparks, DT, Junior, Portsmouth, Ohio.
Michael Sprouse, LB, Freshman, Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Bill Stevenson, TB, Senior, Kenmore, N.Y.
Bob Tranquill, C, Junior, Wellsburg, W.Va.
Steve Weaver, OT, Junior, Dayton, Ohio.
Dan Wells, OG, Freshman, Middletown, Ohio.
Harold Wetzel, S, Sophomore, New Martinsville, W.Va.
Golwin Williams, DHB, Freshman, Holland, Ohio.
Kewyn Williams, S, Freshman, Holland, Ohio.
Steve Williams, FL, Sophomore, Huntington.
Bob Wilt, QB, Sophomore, New Martinsville, W.Va.
Jim Wulf, FB, Junior, Williamsville, N.Y.
Bill Yanossy, LB, Junior, Bradenville, Pa.