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Marshall voyage to St. Pete not a beach trip

Herald-Dispatch photo by Grant Traylor Marshall players and support staff walk into the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront hotel on Tuesday following their arrival for the 2015 St. Petersburg Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Herald-Dispatch photo by Grant Traylor
Marshall players and support staff walk into the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront hotel on Tuesday following their arrival for the 2015 St. Petersburg Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Marshall University football player Chase Litton was smiling when he stepped off the team bus from the airport to the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel at about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Those smiles were short-lived, however, as the freshman quarterback from Tampa, Fla., was swarmed by local media and reporters who traveled to cover the St. Petersburg Bowl between Marshall (9-3) and Connecticut (6-6) at 11 a.m. Saturday in Tropicana Field.

Even in the familiar setting of the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, the Marshall quarterback was all about business.

While the game is a celebration for both teams of accomplishments throughout the year, it is a benchmark game for both sides – albeit in different ways.

Marshall is attempting to finish with 10 wins for the third consecutive season…

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