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Thundering Herd enters Louisiana road trip undefeated

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(WVVA) - Marshall's first game away from home went about as well as the team could have hoped. The Herd dominated Western Kentucky, 38-14.

The offense was efficient, scoring on all four of its redzone trips. The defense did some scoring as well, returning a fumble recovery for a touchdown. The unit also held the Hilltoppers to just 2-of-12 on third down conversions.

The program is now 3-0 for the first time since 2014 -- as season that saw the Herd finish 13-1 and Boca Raton Bowl champions.

Head coach Doc Holliday sees some similarities between that team and this year's bunch and is excited about the possibilities. But still, he can't quite seem to savor this start.

"You know, I like the leadership. I think these kids are holding each other accountable just like that team did -- we've got a shot," Holliday said. "There's so many other variables involved right now with this year. We're into game four and it feels like game 12. It's what we're dealing with right now -- I'm sure you all are dealing with the same type of thing."

"This year there are just so many other things thrown into it, it's hard to sit back and just enjoy what's happening because things change every hour," he added.

It's off to Louisiana Tech on Saturday for a 6 p.m. kickoff with the Bulldogs.

Nick Dugan

Sports Director

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