Both teams entered this one with plenty to play for: bowl eligibility, to be exact. The winning side is up for a bid, while the losers are done for the year. For Marshall, the win would've meant s a chance to reach the Conference USA title game with a win next week and a Southern Miss loss, and thus the chance to knock Houston out of a BCS game. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. But Southern Miss is trouncing Memphis, so that's all out the window.
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