While many will say it is quarterback Jaquez Johnson because of his ability to be a dual threat as a quarterback, the best player on the field for the Owls will be wide receiver/return specialist Lucky Whitehead. Last week, Whitehead was brilliant with the football in his hands, catching eight passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns. He won the game for FAU when he took a screen pass in the final two minutes and raced 61 yards for a score to give the Owls their first lead of the game. He's lightning in a bottle, and he'll be going against thunder in the Herd's defense on Saturday.
HUNTINGTON -- Often times, injuries don't only affect a player physically.
HUNTINGTON -- Head coach Dan D'Antoni's run and gun Marshall Thundering Herd offense was on display Thursday night.
HUNTINGTON -- If someone just went off the tone of the Marshall University defensive players this week, one might have thought the Thundering Herd football team lost last week at FIU.
HUNTINGTON -- UTSA brings a perfect Conference USA record into a Friday women's volleyball match at Marshall University.
GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Shane Carden threw for a season-high 445 yards, Breon Allen ran for two touchdowns and No. 18 East Carolina pulled away to beat Connecticut 31-21 on Thursday night.
Listed No. 2 as Marshall's all-time top passer behind Chad Pennington is the player who followed him in the lineup -- Byron Leftwich. He was a first round NFL draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003. In 2007, he played three games with the Atlanta Falcons. In August 2008, he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bobby Pruett coached Marshall University football from 1996-2005.
HUNTINGTON -- Last year's first-ever meeting between Marshall and FAU produced plenty of memories for both teams.
HUNTINGTON -- The wait of seeing Marshall head basketball coach Dan D'Antoni on the sidelines is finally over for Herd fans.