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Herd loss a fitting ending

Nov. 24, 2012 @ 03:30 PM

HUNTINGTON — In somewhat of a twisted way, Friday’s 65-59 double-overtime loss at East Carolina was a fitting end to Marshall University’s football season.

It featured a Marshall offense that put up points in bunches and a defense that couldn’t get the big stop when it needed to.

For the Thundering Herd, that was the trademark of a season that ended with a 5-7 record and several difficult defeats.

And this was the most bitter and most lasting impression of the season.

“Ten seconds away from going to a bowl game,” Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato said.

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