Game Day

HUNTINGTON — Before the first World War ever took place or before the Titanic was even a thought, Marshall and Ohio met in battle on the football field. The inaugural game took place in 1905 with Marshall earning a 6-5 win over the Bobcats in Huntington. Fast forward 114 years later and everything about the game has changed — rules, protective gear, schemes — everything.

It's that time again.

West Virginia University (1-1) hosts N.C. State (2-0) at noon Saturday in Milan Puskar Stadium while Marshall University (1-1) hosts Ohio University (1-1) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Quarterbacks — Ohio: Nathan Rourke has proven his mettle over the last few years as a dual-threat quarterback for the Bobcats. The one thing that stands out about Rourke is his efficiency. He simply does not make mistakes. Rourke also can hurt you with his feet, having thrown for 5,000 yards while rushing for just under 1,800 yards in his career. Marshall's Isaiah Green looks to get back on track after a tough performance in Boise.

HUNTINGTON - United Bank's move to downtown Huntington was celebrated Thursday by company officials and others with a grand opening and a ribbon-cutting with the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce. United Bank had announced in July it was opening a new office in the the first floor of 517 9th St. in the tall structure that has gone by various names previously, including the Robson Prichard Building, the Chafin Building, the Guaranty Bank Building and the First Sentry Bank Building. For a while, it housed the downtown branch of Fifth Third Bank.

Special Sections

Chuck Landon Grades the Herd Marshall 33, Ohio 31

OFFENSE: B It faced a real gut-check moment when Ohio took a fourth-quarter lead. But it passed the test, literally, with a seven-play, 75-yard drive for the win. Yet, it can't keep disappearing in the third quarter. That could become problematic.