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At the Sept. 25, 1971, game against Xavier University, Marshall University's live buffalo mascot, Marco, broke loose before the second half kickoff at Fairfield Stadium. Young Thundering Herd coach Jack Lengyel led the buffalo off the field. The Young Thundering Herd of Marshall University beat Xavier University, 15-13. It was the first win since the Nov. 14, 1970, plane crash that killed 75 Marshall University football players, coaches and fans upon returning to Huntington from East Carolina University, where the team had just suffered a heartbreaking 17-14 loss.

Gallery: Views of West Virginia

Jun. 20, 2013 @ 12:01 AM

Here are some of the people, places and things that have shaped West Virginia.