Opponent: Marshall Thundering Herd
Sat., Aug. 31 • 7 p.m.Location:
Joan C. Edwards Stadium (38,000)Series vs. Marshall:
Miami Leads 30-10-1Series Streak:
Marshall - 1Last Meeting:
Sept. 29, 2004Television:
CBSSN • Brad Johansen (PxP), Randy Cross (Analyst), Rashan Ali (Sideline) Radio:
Miami Sports Network • Steve Baker
(PxP), Tim Bray (Analyst), Terry Bridge (sideline)
Miami Quick Hits
• The Miami University football team begins its 125th season of football and has an all-time record of 668-410-44 (.615).
• Head coach Don Treadwell
is in his third season at the helm of the football team and has a record of 8-16 after back-to-back 4-8 seasons.
• Miami returns 47 letterwinners (20 offense, 23 defense and 4 special teams) and 16 starters (6 offense, 6 defense and 4 special teams).
• Lost to graduation are 25 letterwinners (13 offense, 11 defense and 1 special teams) and 10 starters (5 offense and 5 defense)
• The RedHawks are entering their 125th season of Miami football and have an all-time season-opening record of 79-39-6 (.661) in the past 124 contests.
• As the season begins, Miami will feature a roster loaded with youth. The RedHawks will enter the season opener with 12 seniors, 14 juniors, 23 sophomores and 51 freshmen.
• Saturday’s contest will be the 42nd between Miami and Marshall. The Red and White lead the all-time series 30-10-1, but have not won at Marshall since 1978.
Miami is 79-39-6 all-time in season openers, but has not began a season 1-0 since a 14-13 win versus Ball State back in 2007.
The RedHawks have only faced two other current members from Conference USA. Miami is 1-0 versus Middle Tennessee State (2011 GoDaddy Bowl) and 1-0 versus Tulane (1967).
The Miami RedHawks were picked to finish fifth in the East Division in the 2013 preseason poll by member of the MAC News Media Association. The Red and White recorded 78 points in the poll, trailing Ohio (164), Bowling Green (154), Kent State (119) and Buffalo (101. Trailing Miami were Akron (53) and UMass (29).
Just Win Baby
Fifth-year senior Austin Boucher is 4-0 in his career as a starter for the Miami RedHawks, including wins in the 2010 MAC Championship game and the 2011 GoDaddy Bowl versus Middle Tennessee State. In those four games he completed 88 of 141 passes (62.4%) for 990 yards and five touchdowns with just three interceptions.
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