Marshall University (dark jerseys) lost to Northern Illinois (white jerseys) 17-20 on Oct. 12, 1974, at Fairfield Stadium. The team ended with a 1-10 record under coach Jack Lengyel, who had coached the rebuilding of the team after the Nov. 14, 1970, plane crash. He resigned at the end of the 1974 season. Team captains were Allen Meadows and Jesse Smith. Click here to view the 1974 roster.