HUNTINGTON - There's a chance another Marshall football team captain could be on the sideline for Saturday's 4:30 p.m. game at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Marshall Coach Doc Holliday classified senior wide receiver Aaron Dobson as "questionable" for the Thundering Herd's game against the Blazers (CSS/WVAH). Dobson, a preseason all-Conference USA pick, was injured on the Herd's first snap from scrimmage in its 38-28 win over Memphis and spent the rest of the game on the sideline with a brace on his right knee.
Dobson has started every game this season and 36 in his career.
He is second on the team in catches (53) and receiving yards (618) with two touchdowns. If he's forced to sit, he joins senior defensive captain and linebacker Devin Arrington, who was injured in the loss to the University of Central Florida and is still a couple weeks from returning.
If anything softens the blow of losing a player like Dobson, it was the play of Davonte Allen and Demetrius Evans, who stepped up in Dobson's place to make some big catches against Memphis.
"One of the things I was really pleased with, when Dobson gets hurt, you had (Allen and Evans) that hadn't played a lot go in there and get 11 catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns. They had to step up and get the production we were getting out of Dobson and that happened."
Holliday also said he should have all three of his corners - Derrick Thomas, Monterius Lovett and Keith Baxter, Jr. - for the UAB game. Baxter dressed, but sat against Memphis with an arm injury. Holliday was impressed with the way Lovett and Thomas performed, even though both were banged up as well.
"They had 13 opportunities to make plays in that game and they made 12 of them," Holliday said. "Neither one of them practiced all week."
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