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Herd erupts in 2nd half to roll past RedHawks

Published 12:40am Monday, September 2, 2013

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) — Rakeem Cato threw five touchdown passes for Marshall in a 52-14 victory over Miami (Ohio) in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.

Cato had a game-changing third quarter with three touchdown passes to break a tie and ignite 37 unanswered points for the Thundering Herd. Cato led the nation in passing yards and completions per game last season. Marshall’s 304 total yards rushing contributed to its successful passing game, compared to just 74 yards rushing for Miami (Ohio).

Austin Boucher’s touchdown pass gave Miami (Ohio) a quick lead in the first quarter before the Redhawks fell behind in the second by giving up two touchdowns. Boucher was 10-for-22 for 165 yards. Miami (Ohio) managed to tie the game at 14 with two minutes left before the half, but were unable to score the rest of the night.

Miami (Ohio) 7 7 0 0 — 14

Marshall 0 14 21 17 — 52

First Quarter

MiO—Marck 8 pass from A.Boucher (Patterson kick), 6:49.

Second Quarter

Mar—Taliaferro 1 run (Haig kick), 10:04.

Mar—Shuler 4 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 3:44.

MiO—Treadwell 2 run (Patterson kick), 1:48.

Third Quarter

Mar—Hoskins 20 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 13:17.

Mar—Wilkins 14 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 9:23.

Mar—Hoskins 14 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 4:20.

Fourth Quarter

Mar—FG Haig 35, 13:57.

Mar—D.Smith 54 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 9:57.

Mar—Waiters 27 interception return (Haig kick), 9:41.

A—27,148.

Mia Mar

First downs 9 34

Rushes-yards 34-74 57-304

Passing 165 287

Comp-Att-Int 10-23-1 24-37-1

Return Yards 19 97

Punts-Avg. 9-50.2 4-47.8

Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0

Penalties-Yards 3-35 2-21

Time of Possession 28:13 31:47

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Miami (Ohio), Gearing 6-27, D.Scott 2-21, Treadwell 5-15, A.Boucher 11-8, Westbrook 4-7, Niemiec 1-4, Kummer 1-3, A.Green 2-2, Lee 2-(minus 13). Marshall, Butler 17-107, Taliaferro 19-89, Cato 9-59, Grooms 4-51, B.Frohnapfel 2-4, Reaves 5-3, Team 1-(minus 9).

PASSING—Miami (Ohio), A.Boucher 10-22-1-165, Gearing 0-1-0-0. Marshall, Cato 22-34-0-253, B.Frohnapfel 2-3-1-34.

RECEIVING—Miami (Ohio), Marck 4-41, Rok.Williams 3-77, D.Scott 2-41, Jenkins 1-6. Marshall, Shuler 9-67, D.Smith 3-75, Hoskins 3-38, Wilkins 3-36, Taliaferro 2-22, Woodrum 1-26, D.Johnson 1-10, Garrett 1-8, Grooms 1-5.

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