Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Thundering Herd

Head Coach: Doc Holliday

Team Mascot: Marco the Buffalo

Year Opened: 1991

Capacity: 38227

City / State: Huntington / West Virginia

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Battle for the Bell

Rival Team: Ohio Bobcats

Marshall and Ohio are only separated by 80 miles, which has led to the development of an intense rivalry between these two schools. The rivalry dates back to 1905 when Marshall shutout Ohio 6-0. The winner when these two meet walks away with the bell, as well as regional bragging rights. Marshall trails the all-time series 20-33-6 but has gotten the best of the Bobcats in recent times having won the majority of the meetings since 1980.

Friends of Coal Bowl

Rival Team: WVU Mountaineers

The rivalry between Marshall and West Virginia is a very one-sided one with the Mountaineers having won all 12 meetings between these two instate rivals. That, however, doesn’t stop the game from being one of the most anticipated when it appears on Marshall’s schedule, as Thundering Herd fans come out in droves to watch their team play for state supremacy.

Marshall vs ECU

Rival Team: ECU Pirates

The Thundering Herd and Pirates share a friendly rivalry that stems from the Marshall plane crash in 1970. The crash happened when Marshall was on their way back home from a 17-14 loss to the Pirates, and the two teams have bonded over Marshall’s loss ever since. The Pirates hold a 10-5 all-time lead, although the Thundering Herd won the last meeting 59-28.

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Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Thundering Herd

Head Coach: Doc Holliday

Team Mascot: Marco the Buffalo

Year Opened: 1991

Capacity: 38227

City / State: Huntington / West Virginia