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Marshall loses Slate for rest of season

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall tight end Cody Slate will miss the rest of the season with a torn knee ligament.

Slate, a senior, ends his career as the top tight end in school history with 199 career receptions for 2,619 yards and 23 receiving touchdowns.

He leads the team this season with 50 catches for 607 yards and four scores.

Coach Mark Snyder on Tuesday called Slate a great leader.

Slate hurt his right knee in Saturday’s 27-20 loss to Southern Miss.

Snyder also said the status of running back Darius Marshall isn’t known for Saturday’s home game with SMU. Marshall hurt his left ankle against Southern Miss. He ranks 11th in the nation, averaging 117 rushing yards per game.