Cam Fancher had one of his better performances at Marshall in the regular season finale, when he passed for 214 yards and three touchdowns and ran for an additional 100 yards and two scores to help the Thundering Herd become bowl eligible in a 35-21 win over Arkansas State.
It appears that will be Fancher’s final game at Marshall.
On Wednesday, the sophomore quarterback announced he is entering the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Officially in the Transfer Portal pic.twitter.com/G71irSIqyb
— Cam Fancher (@camfancher1) December 6, 2023
Fancher will seek a fresh start and was evidently unhappy at Marshall.
A report from WOWK’s Cassidy Wood suggests Fancher’s decision did not catch Herd head coach Charles Huff by surprise, with Huff stating “there isn’t a lot of money for [Name, Image and Likeness] and the fans hate him. The kid has been miserable.”
Fancher became Marshall’s starting quarterback midway through the 2022 season, one in which he passed for 1,558 yards with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.
The Huber Heights, Ohio native made 10 starts in 2023 and finished with 2,162 passing yards and 11 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. Fancher completed 202-of-308 passes. He also rushed for 273 yards and four touchdowns, one season after accumulating 466 yards and a score on the ground.
Fancher’s decision to transfer likely leaves Cole Pennington in line to start for Marshall in the Frisco Bowl against UTSA on December 19.
Pennington started twice and played extensive in three games over the second half of the regular season. The freshman from Versailles, Kentucky completed 49-of-79 passes for 437 yards. Pennington did not throw a touchdown and was intercepted six times.
Earlier this week, Marshall (6-6) announced the hiring of Seth Doege as offensive coordinator. Doege replaces Clint Trickett, who was reliveed of his duties following the regular season.
Marshall finished the regular season with the No. 93 rated scoring offense out of 133 FBS teams at 23.3 points per game.