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Marshall University football players looking forward to Florida trip

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Several Marshall University football players get to head home as they take on Florida Atlantic University Saturday at 5 p.m. in Boca Raton, FL.

About a third of the Marshall's players are from the Sunshine State.  A look at the roster shows 34 Thundering Herd players from the state of Florida.  For several of the Herd players, they have been looking forward to this date since schedules came out.

FAU has only been a Division I member since 2004. Prior to entering Conference USA this season, the Owls were members of the Sun Belt Conference. They went to two bowl games in that time period and won both of them. 

The Owls picked up their first ever Conference USA victory on Saturday as they defeated UAB, 37-23.