Marcus Freeman now 0-3 as Notre Dame coach after Marshall's home loss South Bend, Ind. Steven Gilmore returned an

Steven Gilmore returned an interception for about 37 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

Khalan LeBaron ran for 163 yards as Marshall stunned No. 8 Notre Dame on Day 26-21 Saturday, with Marcus

Freeman fighting first Irish coach. For losing the first three games. Indianapolis Colts' Stephen Gilmore's brother Gilmore left

Tyler Buchner's pass with 4:35, ran to the field then jumped into the stand celebrating the victory from Marshall's fan.

Marshall (2–0), the first Sun Belt Conference team to play at Notre Dame Stadium, defeated the 10th ranked team

 for the second time in the school's history. The Thundering Heard 6 defeated Kansas State 27-20 in 2003.

Marshall coach Charles Huff said in a postgame, on-field interview that I am really proud of the way our players compete. 

 Notre Dame is one hell of a football team. But our people just said all week long that we can control what we can control. 

I couldn't be more proud. Freeman, the 36-year-old first-time head coach, promoted after Brian Kelly moved to LSU,

lost the Oklahoma State bowl game to Ohio State last week. That expectation would go down differently for Notre Dame fans,

many of whom packed the stadium. In all three losses, Notre Dame took a very good lead in the second half.

After the pregame walk on campus earlier on Saturday, Freeman told the crowd there is no better place in the country 

to score the first win of this new era than at Notre Dame Stadium. The Irish had a streak of 42 wins against unranked opponents.

Hurd took a 19-15 lead with 5:16 remaining, a transfer from Henry Colomby Texas Tech completed a 3-yard touchdown pass

to Devin Miller. The score was set up by a 42-yard run by LeBron, who broke a tackle at the line of scrimmage and mocked Irish 

safety Brandon Joseph before breaking free. Marshall's history shows with tradition that we work hard, Huff said. The sport doesn't grow as big for us as other people

 because our kids are locked in the process. Hopes of a comeback by the Irish (0-2) ended when Owen Porter intercepted a pass by backup

Irish quarterback Drew Payne with three minutes remaining. Payne threw a TD pass with 14 seconds left to take a five-point lead.

Freeman told a postgame news conference that coming back from a loss is never easy, no matter who it is. This is disappointing. 

We didn't execute comes down to execution. Colombi 16-in-21 passing 145 yards Thundering Herd ran for 221 yards on 49 carries.

The Irish struggled aggressively in a 21-10 loss to Ohio State with a play-it-safe ball-control game plan a week ago.