Marshall quarterback Byron Leftwich is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Miami (Ohio) because of an injured left shin.

Leftwich, a graduate of H.D. Woodson, was hurt in a 34-20 loss at Akron on Nov. 2. He has undergone treatments since then and didn't practice last week.

"We plan on going without him," Marshall spokesman Ricky Hazel said today. "I don't think we'll know for sure until game time."

Leftwich was hit in the first quarter. X-rays were negative, and Leftwich insisted on returning in the third quarter despite limping badly. He finished 26 of 38 for 307 yards in two quarters.

This season, Leftwich has played his way into contention for the Heisman Trophy. He is 223 for 334 for 2,995 yards and 19 touchdowns. He ranks third in the nation in yardage and second to Iowa's Brad Banks in quarterback rating.

If Leftwich can't play in the rare Tuesday game, sophomore Stan Hill would get his first career start for Marshall (6-2, 4-1 Mid-American Conference). Marshall needs a win against Miami (7-3, 5-1) to keep its hopes alive for a sixth consecutive East Division title.

Hill has completed 16 of 27 passes for 140 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

Marshall has two games remaining after Tuesday -- Nov. 23 at Ohio and Nov. 30 vs. Ball State.

-- From News Services