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1995 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

The 1995 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented Marshall University in the 1995 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The team advanced to the national championship game but lost to Montana Grizzlies, 22–20.

1995 Marshall Thundering Herd football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 6
1995 record12–3 (7–1 SoCon)
Head coachJim Donnan (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorChris Scelfo (3rd season)
Home stadiumMarshall University Stadium
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Appalachian State $^   8 0         12 1  
#6 Marshall ^   7 1         12 3  
#15 Georgia Southern ^   5 3         9 4  
Furman   5 3         6 5  
East Tennessee State   4 4         4 7  
VMI   3 5         4 7  
Chattanooga   2 6         4 7  
Western Carolina   2 6         3 7  
The Citadel   0 8         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant

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Regular seasonEdit

Marshall was quarterbacked by true freshman and future NFL starter Chad Pennington. Starting running back Chris Parker set the Marshall single season rushing record with 1,833 rushing yards.[1]

PostseasonEdit

Marshall advanced to the 1995 NCAA I-AA playoffs with an at large bid, but held home field advantage for the first two games, defeating Jackson State and Northern Iowa in Huntington before going on the road against McNeese State in the semifinal game. Marshall defeated McNeese State and advanced to the I-AA National Championship game, which was held at Marshall's stadium against the Montana Grizzlies. This was the fourth consecutive I-AA National Championship game hosted by Marshall. Marshall lost the championship game, 22–20.

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