Marshall Honors Plane Crash Victims on 45th Anniversary with Helmet Decal

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Marshall’s football team will be playing for more than just a victory against Middle Tennessee.

In remembrance of those who died in a horrific plane crash on Nov. 14, 1970, that killed 75 people on board, including 37 Marshall football players and nine coaches, the Thundering Herd will place a special decal on their helmets against the Blue Raiders.

As Anthony Chiusano of detailed, “The aftermath of the plane crash shook the Huntington, West Virginia, community and almost led to the discontinuity of the football program.” No matter your college football allegiance, Marshall deserves credit for honoring those who died that day.