The two were first-year starters and relative unknowns going into the season. Matthew Jordan had been expected to be the starter at quarterback, but his foot injury in spring practice gave Marshall the opening to take the job. Dedrick Mills led the team in rushing as a freshman last season, but was dismissed from the team in August for violating athletic-department policy.
Both Marshall and Benson are candidates for All-ACC recognition.
“Could they do some things better?” Johnson asked. “For sure. Everybody can. We all can. For the big part, both of them, to have reached 1,000 yards in 10 games, they’ve done some really good things.”