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
2004: Season of discontent
The Herald-DispatchMarshall ended the 2004 season with its first non-winning record (6-6) in more than two decades.
The season began with a stunning loss to Troy State at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, followed by close defeats at nationally-ranked Ohio State and Georgia -- both by close margins.
Coach Bobby Pruett's team fell short of the Mid-American Conference title with late-season losses to Akron and Bowling Green, but received an opportunity to play Cincinnati in the Fort Worth Bowl. UC won, saddling the Thundering Herd with its lowest victory total in Pruett's nine seasons.
Pruett also had to deal with some disciplinary problems (several player arrests) during the year.
"We had some big disappointments," Pruett said. "Troy State and Akron were two huge disappointments. Other things, our off the field distractions were a direct reflection of problems that resulted in the number of losses.
"It demonstrated that we have some work to do in the leadership department. When I talk about leadership I talk about on the field and off the field leadership."
Stellar senior performances by defensive end Jonathan Goddard and receiver Josh Davis were among the season highlights.
After the 2004 season ended Marshall coach Bobby Pruett conducted an extensive question and answer interview with beat writer Anthony Hanshew of The Herald-Dispatch. The coach spoke on many topics, but most of the talk focused on success of the program. "I think we've had nine years of unparalleled success," Pruett said. "When I say unparalleled success they'll say 'well 6-6' but never, ever in the history of this program have we been able to compete at the level we're competing." Marshall teams coached by Pruett went undefeated in the 1996 and 1999 seasons, won the NCAA Division I-AA title in 1996, claimed five MAC championships, finished in the Top 25 polls four times and produced a dozen NFL draft picks.