After escaping with a hard fought win at East Carolina on Saturday, the Virginia Tech Hokies head home to Blacksburg this weekend to host Marshall. Just like ECU, the Thundering Herd are also from Conference USA.
Last week's win improved the Hokies to 2-1 on the season. An outstanding defensive effort bailed out kicker Cody Journell, who missed three field goals under 40 yards and a point-after attempt.
The 'Herd suffered their first loss of the season last week as they fell to Ohio, 34-31.
Much like East Carolina, Marshall employs a wide-open, fast-paced spread attack. However, the Thundering Herd have more talent at the skill positions, led by junior quarterback Rakeem Cato.
Surprisingly, Marshall is No. 5 in the country in total defense. The Hokies are No. 2 overall.
The teams have met a total of 11 times, with the Hokies winning nine. They last met in 2011 when the Hokies won 30-10. Marshall last beat the Hokies in 1940.
- When: Saturday, September 21
- Where: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Va.
- Time: 12:00 p.m.
- TV: ESPNU
- Radio: Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network. Here is a complete list of stations by area.
- Spread: There is currently no spread for this game. We will update once it is released.