And a 39-yard field goal attempt in the first overtime, that would have won the game if good, was blocked.
"It's tough to see it," offensive lineman Garrett Scott said. "But we know we have a good team. We're really team-oriented this year. We're really behind each other, so when you see guys make mistakes, we just try to encourage them."
That feeling of unity is what several players say wasn't there during last season's 5-7 campaign. Rather than splinter into factions, point fingers and assign blame, the players rally around each other. It's a crucial attitude during the bye week, when the Herd has the rare opportunity to work on itself rather than the next immediate opponent.
Quarterback Rakeem Cato said moving forward as a team will work if each player accepts his role in improving the group.
"It takes a team effort," Cato said. "It takes everybody to go 100 percent and go hard in everything we're doing. Watch film. Watch what you're doing and watch what your opponent is doing."
"You have to be a great individual at what you do," Cato said.
"Not saying you're an individual that listens to nobody, but you have to be a great individual in going hard with great effort. Then you have to be a great unit in what you're doing."
Contact sportswriter Derek Redd at derek.r...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1712. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/marshall. Follow him on Twitter @derekredd.