The Marshall Thundering Herd and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2025 and 2026 seasons, FBSchedules.com has learned.
The 2026 Marshall-Middle Tennessee game was previously reported by the Huntington (W.Va.) Herald-Dispatch. According to a copy of the contract obtained from Marshall University by FBSchedules.com, the two schools will also meet during the 2025 season.
In the first game of the series, Marshall will travel to take on Middle Tennessee at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2025. The series will conclude the following season when the Thundering Herd host the Blue Raiders at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.Va., on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2026.
Marshall and Middle Tennessee first met on the gridiron in 1992 in Huntington. The Blue Raiders won the most recent contest in 2021, 34-28 in Murfreesboro, but the Thundering Herd still lead the overall series 6-5.
Marshall was previously scheduled to host the Ohio Bobcats on Sept. 20, 2025, so that game will likely be postponed to another season. The Thundering Herd are slated to visit the Bobcats on Sept. 11, 2027.
Other Marshall football contract details
FBSchedules.com also obtained contracts for two future Marshall games against Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponents, which were previously reported by the Herald-Dispatch.
Marshall will host the Central Connecticut Blue Devils on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. The Thundering Herd will pay the Blue Devils a $375,000 guarantee for the contest.
The following season, the Stony Brook Seawolves will travel to Huntington to take on Marshall. The game will be played on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024 and the Seawolves will receive a $330,000 guarantee for playing the game.
- Future Marshall Football Schedules
- Future Middle Tennessee Football Schedules
- Future Central Connecticut Football Schedules
- Future Stony Brook Football Schedules