The Battle for the Bell. A rivalry that dates back to 1905. A fierce contest between Appalachian rivals Ohio and Marshall, separated by a mere 78 miles. Ohio leads the series—which has survived Marshall switching conferences several times, and even switching divisions—32-19-6, and have won three straight. The Ohio Bobcats (1-1, 1-0 MAC) are looking to win their fourth straight in this series for the first time since 1980.
MEanwhile, Marshall, (2-0) is looking to continue its push for an undefeated regular season. The Herd are stacked offensively, and led by fourth-year starter Rakeem Cato. Ohio got the win in Athens last year, thanks in large part to some turnovers from Cato, but the dynamic Marshall quarterback won't likely go down without a fight today. Add that to the fact that this game is in Huntington, where Ohio has won just 11 times on the Herd's home field. It's a fierce rivalry, between bitter rivals, and with Cato's legacy on the line, and a new era of football in Ohio, it's sure to be exciting.
When: Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014 at noon EST.
Where: This game is being played at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia.
TV: This game is being broadcast live on CBS Sports Network. Jason Knapp, Randy Cross and Susannah Collins (sideline) are on the call.
Radio: Ohio fans can listen to a live radio broadcast of this game on 105.5 WXTQ FM or 970 WATH AM in Athens, Ohio, or on OhioBobcats.com.
Odds: Vegas really likes Marshall in this one, and has Ohio listed as a 21.5 point underdog.
Previews: Check out our official preview of this rivalry matchup here.