"Yeah, that kind of makes you mad, but you can't do anything about the call they made," Hoskins said of the flag that Coach Doc Holliday said shouldn't have been thrown. "You've gotta live with it."
Cato said that once the WVU defense started keying on Wilson and Dobson, he looked across the middle to the tight ends, and they responded.
"The coaches called the right plays at the right times," he said. "The defense tried to protect the sidelines so the outside receivers didn't get really too much action as far as deep balls. But the tight ends were there. It opened up for them and I just kept hitting them. They did a great job after the catch."
For Marshall, all three tight ends offer a different look to opposing defenses.
Frohnapfel stands 6-foot-6 and 227 pounds, while Hoskins is a bruising 6-2 and 240 pounds and Crawford is a speedier 6-2 and 229 pounds.
"I think we all bring different things," Hoskins said. "I'm a bigger tight end. In the run game I can block, maybe, a little bit better than those guys. Frohnapfel is tall, long and a big target. It's easy to get him the ball throwing high over the defenders. C.J. has speed and can run past the guy."
The three know they might not always be such popular targets. Cato found 13 different receivers against the Mountaineers. And with athletes like Dobson and Wilson on the outside and Tommy Shuler and Andre Snipes-Booker in the slot, there are plenty of potential game breakers. But with those performances, Frohnapfel, Crawford and Hoskins can add to a Marshall tight end lineage that includes stars like Sean Doctor, Mike Bartrum and Cody Slate.
"Obviously, it's going to depend week to week on what the offense is running, the type of plays we're running and what the defense is giving us," Frohnapfel said. "It's good. Being there's three of us and we all have different skill sets, we can be effective receivers for this offense."
Contact sportswriter Derek Redd at derek.r...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1712. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/marshall.