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Marshall University looking forward to national audience

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HUNTINGTON, WV -

The Thundering Herd will have the national spotlight on them Thursday night as their game against Middle Tennessee State University will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. 

Marshall is playing one of the only two games on the night.  Many of the players are excited for the opportunity to have numerous eyes on their game. 

"I like it. It gives a lot of people a chance to watch us. They hear the hype. Now, they get to see it," said tight-end Gator Hoskins.

"It's good we're on a national stage, and everyone is watching us," said defensive lineman James Rouse.

Along with the national audience, the Thundering Herd face a rowdy audience at MTSU. It is homecoming week, and Thursday's game has been declared a "Black-out" as fans attending are encouraged to wear black shirts to the game. 

Kick-off Thursday night is at 7:30.