The Herd suffered a 69-34 loss to the No. 11 Mountaineers, but Niemeyer melded with the rest of the offensive line to help Marshall rack up 545 yards of total offense, including 413 through the air.
That was the most total yards gained by any Conference USA school Saturday and the best yardage day for Marshall since gaining 506 yards against Houston last season. And while quarterback Rakeem Cato dropped back 54 times, he was sacked just once.
Right guard John Bruhin spent most of the game shoulder to shoulder with Niemeyer and said he performed very well in his Marshall debut.
He also said it wasn't much of a surprise that Niemeyer was able to switch sides so seamlessly.
"During camp he did really well," Bruhin said. "I had a ton of confidence in him. If you can play left, you can play right. Any position on the offensive line, you should know it. I have a lot of confidence in him."
Niemeyer said working with Bruhin, a sixth-year player, makes any transition easier with his depth of knowledge with the Herd offense.
"He knows everything," Niemeyer said. "He's been here forever. So he's a guy that, if you have a question, you want to ask him about it. So being over there and having the communication with him was very nice."
Coach Doc Holliday said following Saturday's game that Scott's injury wasn't as severe as originally feared. Bruhin said Scott was in a boot Sunday, but looked pretty good. Niemeyer is happy to hold down the fort until Scott is healthy, and said the unit is deep enough to stay strong.
"That's a good thing about us right now," he said, "that we have enough depth that, if something happens, we can just keep rolling"
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MARSHALL CONFIRMED on Monday that walk-on fullback Zach Wellman had left the team after the Herd's loss to WVU.
Wellman, a 6-foot, 237-pound redshirt freshman from Huntington, was slated this year to see work in short yardage situations. He did not take any of Marshall's 45 carries against the Mountaineers, but did play in the game.
Contact sportswriter Derek Redd at derek.r...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1712. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/marshall.