Friday, September 21, 2012

Marshall Football: A look behind enemy lines, Rice

Marshall meets Rice tomorrow in the Lone Star State for a 3:30pm ET kickoff. Lets take a look at the Owls leading into Saturday's game.

Record: 1-2, 0-0

FBS Rankings
Passing Yards - 87th (208.3 per game)
Rushing Yards - 37th (204.3 per game)
Points For - 64th (28.7 per game)
Points Against - 121st (43 per game)

Players to watch on offense
Leading Passer: Taylor McHargue (60-97, 613 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT)
Leading Rusher: Charles Ross (30 carries, 212 yards, 1 TD)
Leading Receiver: Jordan Taylor (15 receptions, 205 yards, 0 TD)

Player to watch on defense
Bryce Callahan, Defensive Back - Callahan lead all FBS freshman last year with six interceptions and the trend has continued in 2012. After three games the all Conference USA preseason selection has picked up where he left, already picking off two passes.

In the Press

The Charleston Gazette

Family and friends: Historic Rice Stadium just doesn't pack them in

Owls offense presents big problem for Herd

Herd, Rice ready for rematch

The Charleston Daily Mail

Marshall football: Rice DB likes to face passing offenses

The Herald Dispatch

Grant Taylor: Thundering Herd plans to do what Rice allows

The Houston Chronicle

Owls search for defensive ends 

Rice seeks quicker start, better result vs. Marshall

Healthy Ross leading Owls running attack

The WV Metro News

Rice will try to create mismatches

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