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Backup QB Hill to start against Redhawks

Updated: November 12, 2002, 2:42 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall quarterback Byron Leftwich will not play tonight against Miami of Ohio because of a sore shin.

Backup Stan Hill will start for the Thundering Herd.

Leftwich was hurt in a 34-20 loss at Akron on Nov. 2, Marshall's last game. He has undergone treatments since then and didn't practice last week.

A Marshall spokesman said as recently as Sunday that the team was preparing to play without Leftwich.

Leftwich, the nation's passing leader, was hit in ...

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