Area grads contribute in Marshall’s upset of Notre Dame

Thundering Herd on brink of top 25 after 2-0 start

Marshall has 14 players from Ohio on the roster, and two from the Dayton and Springfield area contributed to its 26-21 upset victory Saturday at Notre Dame.

Wayne graduate Cam Fancher, a redshirt freshman quarterback, rushed three times for 12 yards. He’s No. 2 on the depth chart behind starter Henry Colombi, a redshirt senior who’s a transfer from Texas Tech.

Fancher and Colombi competed for the starting job in the preseason. Marshall coach Charles Huff said it was a close battle.

“Cam Fancher has GREATLY improved,” Huff said in August. “Going to go with Experience!”

Fancher saw more action in Marshall’s opener, a 55-3 victory against Norfolk State. He completed 2 of 3 passes for 27 yards and threw a 12-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. He ran three times for 60 yards.

Springfield graduate Isaiah Gibson, a backup defensive lineman, had two tackles and a quarterback hit against Notre Dame. He’s a redshirt sophomore who spent the last three seasons with the Kentucky Wildcats before entering the transfer portal last December.

Marshall’s roster also includes: Centerville graduate Chase Harrison, a freshman who was one of six quarterbacks to receive playing time in the opener; and Lakota West graduate Steven Faucheux, a redshirt sophomore offensive lineman who spent his first two years in college football at Purdue.

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