Before the season started, it appears the Marshall game might quietly be one of the tougher games on Louisville’s schedule. Three weeks into the season, not so much. A week removed from being blown out by Akron, the Thundering Herd will host #3 Louisville and it will do so without starting quarterback Chase Litton.
Marshall starting QB Chase Litton (concussion) will not play tonight vs. Louisville, source told @ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 24, 2016
After exiting the Akron game with concussion symptoms last week, Litton has been rumored to have not progressed enough to be cleared to play this week. Freshman Garet Morrell played the final few plays of the Akron game for Marshall in relief of Litton and is expected to get the start today.
Although the school has not confirmed the injury or Litton’s being out of today’s game, the betting line for today’s game has grown from Louisville being a 28 point favorite just last night to being a 31 point favorite as the noon games are kicking off. If the blowout wasn’t bad enough, losing Litton from an offense so heavily dependent on his accurate passing and decision making will put an even bigger damper on what was being billed as the biggest home game in the long, proud history of Marshall football.