In a break from recent tradition, Marshall Thundering Herd football will not be hosting a “blackout” on the Memorial Game in the 2022 season. Instead, the blackout this year will be on October 12 vs the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.
The practice of wearing black uniforms for the home game closest to November 14 every year was started under head coach Doc Holliday and has become a bit of a tradition in recent years. However, it would seem that Coach Charles Huff will be putting his own stamp on the blackout tradition by moving it to early October this season for a game that will be nationally-televised on ESPN2.
Fans are encouraged to wear black Marshall gear to Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Oct. 12 as the Thundering Herd takes on the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns. This will be only the second all-time matchup between Marshall and Louisiana who first met in last year’s New Orleans Bowl, a 36-21 victory for Louisiana, the 2021 Sun Belt Conference champions. Kick-off time for this year’s game has not been announced yet.
For the Memorial Game on Nov. 12, Huff’s Herd will face the Appalachian State Mountaineers. Fans are encouraged to wear the University’s primary colors of Kelly green and white. No broadcast network has been announced for this game yet.