- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall will play two Power 5 football opponents in 2018, including a Sept. 15 road matchup with South Carolina and a Sept. 22 home game with North Carolina State.

Conference USA released the Thundering Herd’s schedule Tuesday.

North Carolina State will be the third major-conference opponent to play at Marshall in four seasons. Marshall played Purdue in 2015 and Louisville in 2016.

Marshall opens the 2018 season Sept. 1 at Miami (Ohio) and has its home opener Sept. 8 against Eastern Kentucky.

Other home games for the Thundering Herd include Middle Tennessee on Oct. 6, Florida Atlantic on Oct. 20, Charlotte on Nov. 10 and Texas-San Antonio on Nov. 17.

Marshall also has road games at Western Kentucky on Sept. 29, Old Dominion on Oct. 13, Southern Miss on Nov. 3 and Florida International on Nov. 24.

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