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Marshall football: Grades for FIU game

OFFENSE: D

I was teetering on flunking this unit, but I’ll address the 3 turnovers in a bit. Gained 505 total yards, but 316 came after the Herd was down 35-7. No sacks given up, but that’s no consolation.

DEFENSE: D

Gave up 224 yards rushing, allowed Alex McGough a 245 passer rating in the first half. Missed most tackles of the season by far.

SPECIAL TEAMS: F

I am betting the specialists don’t practice in the rain enough. Don’t recall the Herd dropping a good snap outright for a long time.

QUARTERBACKING: F

3 turnovers render a 33-of-52, 363-yard game moot.

COACHING: F

FIU used its extra week to out-prepare the Herd.

OVERALL: F

Blew an opportunity to take/maintain share of Conference USA East lead. A loss as ugly as the weather.