Marshall Thundering Herd to wear helmets to honor 1970 plane crash victims vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Marshall's football team will wear the number 75 on its helmets at its next game in memory of the victims of the 1970 team's plane crash.

Marshall (6-3, 4-1 Conference USA) plays at Tulsa (2-7, 1-4) on Thursday night.

The Thundering Herd will have the usual "block M" on the right side of their helmets and a green 75 on the left.

Thursday is the anniversary of the Nov. 14, 1970 crash just short of Tri-State Airport near Huntington. The team plane was returning from a game at East Carolina. The crash killed 75 people.

Thursday's game marks the first road contest for Marshall on the plane crash's anniversary.

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