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Marshall finds itself in control of C-USA


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Pick a seat, any seat.

The catbird's seat. James T. Kirk's command chair on the USS Enterprise. The driver's seat.

They all apply to exactly where Marshall's football program is sitting in Conference USA.

The Herd is in control of its own destiny.

It's that simple.

Marshall's 24-23 win over FAU coupled with East Carolina's 36-33 triple overtime loss to Tulane eight days ago means the Herd is the master of its own fate.

"We are sitting right where we want to be sitting at this point," said Marshall head coach Doc Holliday. "We control our own destiny."

Not just in the East Division, either.

If Marshall wins its next six games -- which it should be favored to do -- the Herd would finish 8-0 in league play. Besides giving Marshall the East Division title, it also would allow the Herd to host the C-USA championship game on Dec. 7 in Edwards Stadium.

Given the friendly confines of "The Joan," that undoubtedly would make Marshall the favorite to win the C-USA title and represent the league in the Liberty Bowl.

Phew, I'm getting dizzy from all those possibilities. I'd better sit down. Scoot over, Shatner.

Anyway, that's how the table is set for Marshall.

"It feels good," said Alex Bazzie, senior defensive end. "It's like sitting in a brand new car. You get behind that steering wheel and it feels real good, but you can't get too far ahead of yourself or you'll crash.

Read more: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports/x817236193/Marshall-finds-itself-in-control-of-C-USA

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