The Providence Journal revealed today that the University of Rhode Island will fill the open date on Marshall's 2014 football schedule.
The Herd had been searching for an opponent since they agreed to move Louisville's visit to Joan C. Edwards Stadium from 2014 to 2016.
A football playing member of the Colonial Athletic Association, Rhode Island finished last season 3-9. They recently hired Central Florida defensive coordinator Jim Fleming as their new head coach after firing Joe Trainer.
With the addition of Rhode Island, Marshall's 2014 out of conference schedule is set. The Herds Conference USA slate will be announced by the league at a later date.
Marshall's 2014 Out of Conference Schedule
August 30th at Miami Ohio
September 13th Ohio
September 20th at Akron
September 27th Rhode Island