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Marshall Football Postgame Notes

Oct. 3, 2015

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The National Anthem in the pregame Military Appreciation Day ceremony was sung by Beckley's Aretha Gaye Franklin Van Horn, a retired U.S. Army Captain and the mother of Herd All-Conference USA right tackle Clint Van Horn.

Marshall game captains versus Old Dominion, as selected by Coach Doc Holliday and his staff, were center Michael Selby and tight end Ryan Yurachek on offense, and linebacker Evan McKelvey and nose tackle Jarquez Samuel on defense. It is Selby's team-leading fourth captaincy of the 2015 season.


Redshirt sophomore running back Tony Pittman made his first career start for Marshall.

Nick Smith's third point-after-touchdown of the game was the 122nd straight conversion for the Herd. The last miss was by Justin Haig on Nov. 23, 2013, at FIU. Smith is 25-for-25 on kicks this season (6-of-6 FG and 19-of-19 PAT).

Corey Tindal's first-quarter interception was the second of his career (first this season). The pick by Kendall Gant to end the game was Marshall's eighth of the season.

Redshirt freshman defensive end Ryan Bee had the first two sacks of his Herd career, both in the second quarter.

Tyler Williams had four punts inside the 20 in the game, giving him 18 of those this season. That's already the senior's most inside-the-20 punts in a season, topping his 16 as a 2012 freshman.


Tight end Ryan Yurachek's 31-yard reception (9:10, third quarter) is the longest in his two Herd seasons.


Yurachek and slot receiver Deandre Reaves each had a career-high six receptions against the Monarchs.


Pittman's 127-yard rushing day against ODU gives Marshall 19 100-yard rushing performances in the last 19 games.


Smith's 39-yard field goal (11:10 remaining) is the 13th consecutive field goal conversion for Marshall. Smith is 6-for-6 this season and Justin Haig made his final seven last season. The last miss was Haig's 23-yarder in the first quarter (11:26) against UAB at Legion Field on Nov. 22, 2014.


Pittman's 32 rushes are the most for a Herd running back in a single game since Darius Marshall rushed 32 times for 133 yards against UAB in 2009.


The seven points for ODU are the fewest allowed by Marshall in a Conference USA game since a 27-7 win over UAB in 2009.


Marshall has won 17 of its last 18 games at home.

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