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Grades for UAB game

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OFFENSE: F
I really don’t care what this unit did the final 20 minutes. It was dreadful in the first 40, plain and simple. You would have thought the Herd was playing Central Florida. Yuck.

DEFENSE: C
Yes, a C. This was the least culpable unit, giving up 31 points and 406 total yards. You want to do better, yes, but this side is still the least culpable, period.

SPECIAL TEAMS: F F F F F F
I never dreamed the Herd would have given up its first punt return TD since 2009. Not even a blocked field goal could save this.

QUARTERBACKING: D
I’m thinking Cato should have passed on running after a few of those 2-yard gains. … Was UAB *truly* dropping 8 on some of these plays?

COACHING: F
It’s simple: Offensive coaches flunked on UAB defensive changes, and it essentially cost MU the game. That, and the Herd coming out flat, as several players have said. You’ve GOT to be kidding me.

OVERALL: F
Marshall should never lose to UAB, under any circumstances. Especially with the season on the line.