Ultimately, the RedHawks failed to pull out a win that would have broken a 16-game losing streak dating back to 2012, but quarterback Andrew Hendrix and linebacker Kent Kern led two units that showed glimpses of what the new era may have in store.
Kern registered a team-high 12 stops with two sacks. Hendrix, a senior transfer from Notre Dame, nearly surpassed his career total with the Irish. He connected on 24 of 49 for 318 yards and three touchdowns and netted 46 yards on the ground (79 minus 33 yards in sacks) on 20 carries.
Perhaps most notably, the RedHawks scored 27 total points, with 17 in the third quarter alone. The season high in Miami scoring last year for one game was 16. Miami had 115 more yards of offense against Marshall than it had in any game last year. MU also eclipsed the 2013 high in passing yards by 89 yards and threw 15 more passes than the 2013 high mark.