Marshall Football History
- NCAA Division I-AA 1992
- NCAA Division I-AA 1996
Bowl Game Victories:
- Motor City Bowl - 1998
- Motor City Bowl - 1999
- Motor City Bowl - 2000
- GMAC Bowl - 2001
- GMAC Bowl - 2002
- Little Caesars
Pizza Bowl - 2009
- W.Va. Athletic Conference 1925
- W.Va. Athletic Conference 1928
- W.Va. Athletic Conference 1931
- Buckeye Conference 1937
- MAC 1997
- MAC 1998
- MAC 1999
- MAC 2000
- MAC 2002
Coach Bobby Pruett
- Pruett left an indelible mark on Marshall football
- 1996: The greatest season
- 1997: A great I-A beginning
- 1998: Herd takes giant step
- 1999: Commanding respect
- 2000: MAC champions, again
- 2001: Miracle in Mobile
- 2002: A year of inspiration
- 2003: Herd's MAC reign ends
- 2004: Season of discontent
- Timeline of MU Coach Bobby Pruett's life and career
- TIM STEPHENS: Pruett turned losses into life lessons
- ANTHONY HANSHEW: One August afternoon told the rest of the story
- ERNIE SALVATORE: Easygoing Pruett a sportswriters' dream
MU Football History
Timeline of Fairfield Stadium
The Herald-Dispatch1928: Fairfield Stadium construction is finished. Its original capacity is 10,000. Marshall College shares the stadium with Huntington High School.
OCT. 7, 1928: The dedication game sees Marshall beating Fairmont, 27-0.
1933: Marshall joins the Buckeye Conference and wins the title in 1938 before the league was disbanded.
1953: After five seasons in the Ohio Valley Conference, Marshall joins the Mid-American Conference.
1962: Fairfield Stadium is condemned by health, fire and safety inspectors.
JULY 23, 1969: The Mid-American Conference kicks Marshall out over a football recruiting scandal.
1969: Marshall breaks a 27-game losing streak with a 21-16 homecoming victory over Bowling Green.
1970: The field is covered in Astroturf.
NOV. 14, 1970: 75 Marshall University football players, staff members and fans die in a plane crash at Tri-State Airport upon returning from losing a game at East Carolina University.
1971: The stadium is renovated and expanded to 16,500 capacity.
1973: The first capacity crowd at Fairfield Stadium sees Marshall stop Morehead State, 24-17, in its season opener.
1976: Marshall wins four games (five with a forfeit against Morehead State) for its most successful season since 1965. The Thundering Herd defeats Miami (Ohio), 21-16, for the first time in 37 years. Marshall joins the Southern Conference.
1981: The Herd notches its first-ever Southern Conference triumph, upsetting Appalachian State, 17-10, in Boone, N.C.
1983: Marshall posts a 4-7 record -- its best since 1976.
1984: Marshall wins its two final games on the road against Illinois State and East Tennessee State to finish with a 6-5 record for its first winning season in 20 years.
1985: Marshall wins seven games -- its most since 1964.
1986: A new stadium to replace Fairfield is proposed and plans begin. Also, Marshall records its third consecutive winning season but lost its final two games and did not make the Division I-AA playoffs.
1987: Marshall's storybook season ends with a 43-42 loss to Northeast Louisiana in the Division I-AA championship game at Pocatello, Idaho.
1988: Marshall and Furman share the Southern Conference regular-Season championship with 6-1 records.
1989: Marshall finishes with at 6-5 record, tying the school record of six consecutive winning seasons.
1990: Marshall posts its seventh consecutive winning season to set a school record.
NOV. 10, 1990: Marshall plays its last game at Fairfield Stadium against Eastern Kentucky. Marshall lost, 12-15.
SEPT. 7, 1991: Marshall Stadium was unveiled before a crowd of 33,116. Marshall beat New Hampshire, 24-23.
1996-1997: Fairfield serves as the home stadium for the Huntington Hawks semi-pro football team.
FALL 1997: Marshall rejoins the Mid-American Conference.
MAY 1998: Fairfield Stadium's field is paved over to expand a parking lot for Cabell Huntington Hospital and the Marshall University School of Medicine.
OCTOBER 1999: The Forensic Science Program of Marshall University's School of Medicine moves into Fairfield's old locker room after $850,000 in renovations
NOVEMBER 2004: Demolition begins to make way for the Marshall University Clinical Education and Outreach Center.
FALL 2005: Marshall joins Conference USA.