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Herald-Dispatch photo archive - Marshall University (dark jerseys) beat Akron (white jerseys) 13-0 on Oct. 30, 1976, at Fairfield Stadium. The 1976 team had a 5-6 record under coach Frank Ellwood. Team captains were John "Fuzzy" Filliez and Billy Yanossy. Click here for the complete gallery.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Marshall vs. Akron, 1976

Jan. 05, 2012 @ 01:22 PM

Marshall University (dark jerseys) beat Akron (white jerseys) 13-0 on Oct. 30, 1976, at Fairfield Stadium. The 1976 team had a 5-6 record under coach Frank Ellwood. Team captains were John "Fuzzy" Filliez and Billy Yanossy.

Click here for the complete gallery.


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/a>

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

1979 Marshall vs. VMI

1980 Marshall vs. Morehead

1981 Marshall vs. VMI

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

1981 Marshall vs. Indiana State

1982 Marshall vs. Kent State

1982 Marshall vs. Akron

1983 Green-White Game

1983 Marshall vs. The Citadel

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

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.

1976 Marshall University football roster from the media guide. Extra information courtesy of Woody Woodrum

10, Larry Berkery, QB, Junior, Sarasota, Fla. (Drafted by the Chicago White Sox out of high school, he - in the outfield - and Bob Birch helped the Herd to win the Southern Conference baseball crown in 1978 and advanced to the NCAA Regionals, where MU beat Clemson and Florida State before falling twice to Miami-Fla. at Coral Gables)

11, Steve Williams, TE, Junior, Huntington (current Huntington City Councilman)

12, "Cootie" Bob Wilt, QB, Junior, New Martinsville, W.Va.

14, Paul Kuzio, QB, Sophomore, New Cumberland, W.Va.

15, Herman "Bud" Nelson, QB, Sophomore, Mobile, Ala. (now a prison guard in Alabama)

16, Joe "The Hammer" Fox, QB/PK, Senior, Ravenswood, W.Va.

19, Mike Bailey, TB, Sophomore, Coalwood, W.Va. (scored a late touchdown from two yards out to ice the game for the Herd)

20, Ken Lawson, CB, Junior, Patterson, N.J.

22, Todd Ellwood, WR, Freshman, Huntington (son of head coach Frank Ellwood)

24, Al Hall, TB, Sophomore, Ravenswood, W.Va.

25, Zack Qualls, TB, Junior, Huntington.

26, Luke Spencer, ILB, Freshman, Parkersburg, W.Va.

27, John "Fuzzy" Filliez, WR, Senior, New Martinsville, W.Va.

28, Mike "Greek" Johnson, Buff, Sophomore, South Charleston, W.Va.

29, Ed Hamrick, PK, Sophomore, Clendenin, W.Va.

30, Rodney "Boon" Gibson, S, Sophomore, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.

32, Al Brown, CB, Junior, Little River, S.C.

32, Jim Wulf, FB, Senior, Williamsville, N.Y.

33, Bill "Slick" Forbes, ILB, Senior, New Martinsville, W.Va.

34, J.C. Felton, FB, Junior, Greensburg, Pa.

36, Charlie Perry, P, Freshman, Point Pleasant, W.Va.

37, Bob Campbell, FB, Sophomore, East Bank, W.Va. (He and Howie Harris played on East Bank state championship team coach by Marshall assistant coach Don Arthur. He still lives and works in Huntington.)

38, Mike Sprouse, ILB, Sophomore, Oak Harbor, Ohio.

39, Harold "Bar-rag" Wetzel, S, Junior, New Martinsburg, W.Va. (deceased)

41, Ray "Little Ray" Crisp, WR/KR/PR, Sophomore, Lima, Ohio (His brothers, Dave and George, also played at Marshall. His dad, Ray Sr., was one of the first African-Americans on the freshman team at Marshall in 1955, but suffered a broken leg and never played on the varsity.)

42, Manuel Glason, TB, Freshman, Columbus, Ohio.

43, Doug Sargent, CB, Senior, New Kensington, Pa.

43, Claude Smith, CB, Sophomore, McKees Rocks, Pa.

44, Kewyn "Chop-Chop" Williams, Buff, Sophomore, Holland, Ohio.

45, Kevin "Bop-Dude" Smith, DB, Freshman, Logan, W.Va. (Kevin, the younger brother of LaSalle Smith, is now a doctor,)

46, Don Burgoyne, FB, Junior, Tonawanda, N.Y.

47, LaSalle Smith, WR, Junior, Logan, W.Va. (younger brother was DB Kevin Smith)

50, Joe Brison, MG, Sophomore, Charleston, W.Va. (current principal of Huntington Middle School)

51, Greg Smith, C, Freshman, Proctorville, Ohio. (deceased)

52, Ed "Tag" McTaggart, OLB, Junior, Rochester, N.Y.

53, Wayne "Spuds" Sparks, DT, Senior, Portsmouth, Ohio.

55, Mark Mitchell, C, Sophomore, Hurricane, W.Va. (Businessman in Charleston, big Herd booster)

56, Scott Peterfy, OG, Freshman, Columbus, Ohio.

57, Paul Wheeler, OG, Sophomore, Beckley, W.Va.

59, Rick "McCoolu" McCarley, OG, Sophomore, Wellston, Ohio.

60, Sylvester Drobney, OG, Freshman, Massillon, Ohio.

61, Lew "The Human Torch" Shields, OG, Senior, Huntington. (Set himself on fire trying to demonstrate for speech class how lighter fluid can burn off without injury, but it didn't go so well.)

63, Matt "Net" Gaines, OG, Freshman, Charleston, W.Va.

64, Shawn "Doc" Burke, C, Senior, Clarksville, Ind.

65, Bob Shanta, ILB, Junior, Pittsburgh, Pa.

66, Big Jim Johnson, DT, Freshman, Columbus, Ohio.

67, Larry Bayes, ILB, Freshman, Milford, Ohio.

68, Dan Wells, OG, Sophomore, Middletown, Ohio (now in the Marshall Hall of Fame)

70, Bob Coleman, CB/LS, Junior, Huntington.

72, Larry Jones, MG, Junior, Franklin, Va.

73, Jerry Kline, OT, Freshman, Ironton, Ohio.

74, Randy "Tuna" Chafin, OT, Sophomore, Van, W.Va.

75, John Braswell, OH, Sophomore, Columbus, Ohio.

76, Mike Kesling, OT, Sophomore, Clarksburg, W.Va. (retired W.Va. State Trooper)

77, Brian "Hooter" Hite, DT, Freshman, Greensburg, Pa. (Policeman in Dunbar, W.Va.)

78, John Kirkling, DT, Freshman, Greensburg, Pa.

79, Howie Harris, OT, Freshman, East Bank, W.Va. (Part of what I like to call the "Hodges Hall Mafia" of Mike Hamrick - Harris, Bob Campbell, Mike Johnson and Dan Wells are his guys, and we all live in Hodges in the 1970s)

80, Hobart Phillips, OLB, Freshman, Northfork, W.Va.

82, Bob "Bob-Low" Phillips, OLB, Sophomore, Columbus, Ohio.

84, Mike "Nose" Natale, TE, Freshman, Irwin, Pa. (Married to Marshall Hall of Famer Diana Carter. They attend all MU games at UAB, as they live near Birmingham.)

85, Ray Crabtree, OLB, Junior, Huntington. (Local State Farm agent.)

86, Bob "Walnut" Birch, DT, Senior, Wheeling, W.Va. (Relief pitcher for 1978 Southern Conference champion Herd baseball team)

87, John Arnold, TE, Junior, Proctorville, Ohio. (Paramedic in Dallas, Texas)

88, Bill Yanossy, ILB, Senior, Bradenville, Pa. and Captain (also threw javelin for MU track team, with double major in Spanish and mathmatics - a principal down in Florida these days)

89, Melvin Adderton, TE, Sophomore, Bishop, Va.

89, Mark Lawson, FB/TE, Sophomore, Trenton, Ohio.

91, Gary Patrick, ILB, Freshman, New Boston, Ohio

92, Mike Hamrick, OLB, Sophomore, Clendenin, W.Va. (MU's current Director of Athletics)

93, David Carpenter, TE, Freshman, Pennington Gap, Va.

95, Dennis Bellamy, OLB, Freshman, Point Pleasant, W.Va.

Numbers unknown

Ron Coats, CB, Freshman, Montgomery, W.Va.

Steve Cook, Buff, Junior, Coal Grove, Ohio.

John Hale, OG, Senior, Powhaton, W.Va.

Randy Hall, TB, Sophomore, Coal Grove, Ohio.

Bob Hanna, FB, Freshman, Barboursville.

Rok Hoblitzell, FB, Freshman, East Bank, W.Va.

Terry Krebs, Buff, Freshman, Point Pleasant, W.Va.

Ron Lemon, OT, Senior, Davin, W.Va.

Jeff Meek, OT, Sophomore, Sciotoville, Ohio.

Jim Mullins, MG, Freshman, Charleston, W.Va.

Jackie Potter, ILB, Freshman, St. Albans, W.Va.

Dave Porter, OLB, Junior, Catlettsburg, Ky.

Bob "Turk" Tranquill, C, Senior, Wellsburg, W.Va.

Gary Watson, ILB, Freshman, Elizabeth, W.Va.