Sunday, October 21, 2012

Marshall Football: Herd takes down Southern Miss 59-24

Its never good to be the homecoming opponent but, Marshall was a rude guest at M.M. Roberts Stadium Saturday night, taking down Southern Mississippi 59-24.

Thundering Herd quarterback Rakeem Cato put together another impressive performance, completing 31 of 42 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns. Cato was aided by a running game that managed 273 yards on 42 carries with five touchdowns. In total, Marshall gained 629 yards while running 85 plays, a 7.4 yards per play average.

Marshall's defense was also as impressive, holding the Golden Eagles to 24 points, a total only equaled during the Herd's 52-24 win over Western Carolina. Southern Miss could manage just 115 passing yards while turning over the ball three times. Defensive tackle Brandon Sparrow recorded two sacks, the Thundering Herd's first player to register a multi-sack game this season.

Marshall returns home next Saturday for an important conference match-up against UCF. Kickoff is scheduled for 8pm with T.V coverage provided by the CBS Sports Network.

For more on today's game follow the links below.

The Charleston Gazette

The Charleston Daily Mail

The Herald Dispatch

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