HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall will open the 2021 football season under new coach Charles Huff with a Sept. 4 road game at Navy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Conference USA announced the league's schedule Wednesday.
Marshall and Navy will meet for the first time. The Thundering Herd met Maryland in Annapolis in the 2013 Military Bowl, defeating the Terrapins 31-20.
Marshall will play its home opener Sept. 11 against North Carolina Central, then play East Carolina the following Saturday in Huntington. Marshall and East Carolina were supposed to meet in 2020 in Greenville, North Carolina, but that matchup was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Marshall will conclude its nonconference schedule at Appalachian State on Sept. 25.
Marshall’s league home games are Oct. 9 against Old Dominion, Oct. 30 against Florida International, Nov. 13 against UAB and Nov. 27 against Western Kentucky.
The Thundering Herd’s league road games are Oct. 2 at Middle Tennessee, Oct. 16 against North Texas, Nov. 6 at Florida Atlantic and Nov. 20 at Charlotte.