HUNTINGTON — Marshall football will play scheduled 2017 road games at Middle Tennessee and Florida Atlantic on Fridays in the fall instead of Saturday, the Conference USA office announced today as part of the league’s agreement with two of its television partners.
The Thundering Herd will head to Murfreesboro, Tenn. to face the Blue Raiders on Friday, Oct. 20, for a 7 p.m. (ET) kickoff. The game will be on ESPN2. Marshall will then travel two weeks later to Boca Raton, Fla., to face the Owls on Friday, Nov. 3, a 6 p.m. (ET) kickoff on CBS Sports Network.
Additional Conference USA football television exposures through other league television partners, as well as select non-conference road games that will air on other conferences television packages, will be released as soon as they are finalized.
The Thundering Herd is looking to bounce back after a 3-9 season in 2016. The Herd had won two C-USA East Division titles, won the C-USA Football Championship and won three bowls in the previous three seasons, averaging 10 wins per year over that time.
- 2017 Marshall Football Schedule
- Date – Opponent / Stadium – City – State – Time – Media – Other
- 09/02/17 vs. Miami (Ohio), JCE Stadium, Huntington, W.Va. (Season Opener)
- 09/09/17 at NC State, Carter-Findlay Stadium, Raleigh, N.C.
- 09/16/17 vs. Kent State, JCE Stadium, Huntington, W.Va. (MU HOF Weekend)
- 09/23/17 Open
- 09/30/17 at Cincinnati, Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 10/07/17 at Charlotte*, Jerry Richardson Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
- 10/14/17 vs. Old Dominion*, JCE Stadium, Huntington, W.Va.
- 10/20/17 (Friday) at Middle Tennessee*, Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2
- 10/28/17 vs. FIU*, JCE Stadium, Huntington, W.Va.
- 11/03/17 (Friday) at Florida Atlantic*, FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla., 6 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network
- 11/11/17 vs. WKU*, JCE Stadium, Huntington, W.Va.
- 11/18/17 at UTSA*, Alamodome, San Antonio, Tex.
- 11/25/17 vs. Southern Miss*, JCE Stadium, Huntington, W.Va.
- 12/02/17 Conference USA Football Championship Game, ESPN/ESPN2
* – Conference USA games
BOLD – home games
Conference USA Nationally Televised Games for 2017
- CBS SPORTS NETWORK SCHEDULE
- Saturday, September 2, Kentucky at Southern Miss, 4:00 p.m. EDT
- Saturday, September 2, Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee, 8:00 p.m. EDT
- Saturday, September 9, Mississippi State at Louisiana Tech 7:30 p.m. EDT
- Friday, October 20, WKU at Old Dominion, TBA
- Friday, November 3, Marshall at Florida Atlantic, 6:00 p.m. EDT
- Friday, November 17, Middle Tennessee at WKU, 8:00 p.m. EDT
- ESPN SCHEDULE
- Friday, September 15, Arizona at UTEP, 10:15 p.m. EDT
- ESPN2 SCHEDULE
- Friday, October 20, Marshall at Middle Tennessee, 7:00 p.m. EDT
- ESPN OR ESPN2 SCHEDULE
- Saturday, August 26, Stanford vs. Rice (in Sydney, Australia(, 10:00 p.m. EDT
- Saturday, December 2, C-USA Championship Game, TBA
- ESPNU SCHEDULE
- Friday, September 1, Navy at Florida Atlantic, 8:00 p.m. EDT
- ESPN NETWORK TBA SCHEDULE
- Saturday, November 25, UTSA at Louisiana Tech, TBA (12-day selection)