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Herd crushes Gardner-Webb; Ohio gets win

Published 1:07am Monday, September 9, 2013

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Steward Butler ran for 151 yards on nine carries and scored three times, as Marshall blew out Gardner-Webb 55-0 on Saturday night.

Butler had scoring runs of 9, 46, and 13 yards and Marshall (2-0) amassed 224 yards on the ground, compared to 67 for Gardner-Webb. Leading 34-0 at halftime, the Thundering Herd added three touchdowns in the third quarter and were scoreless in the fourth.

Rakeem Cato added 230 yards through the air for the Thundering Herd, including one touchdown running and one throwing. Blake Frohnapfel capped off the scoring with a third quarter throw to his twin brother Eric.

Gardner-Webb (1-1) turned the ball over six times, three fumbles and three interceptions. The Runnin’ Bulldogs had 184 yards of total offense and gave up 509 yards to Marshall.

Marshall scored 52 points a week ago against Miami (Ohio), 38 coming in the second half.

Ohio 27, North Texas 21

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – Jovon Johnson scored on an interception return and Matt Green kicked two fourth-quarter field goals as Ohio edged North Texas 27-21 Saturday night.

Tyler Tettleton threw two touchdown passes for Ohio (1-1) and Derek Thompson had two for North Texas (1-1).

After Tettleton connected with Chase Cochran and Ryan Boykin for scores of 75 and 10 yards, respectively, Johnson went 42 yards with his pick to put the Bobcats up 21-7 at halftime.

Thompson hit Carlos Harris for a score from 31 yards out late in the third quarter and another to Darnell Smith for 6 early in the fourth to tie the game.

The Bobcats responded with a 55-yard drive that ended with Green’s 38-yard field goal with 8:08 remaining. The defense then forced a three-and-out and Ohio ran the clock down to 1:23 when Green connected for 22 yards.

Xavier Hughes picked off Thompson to seal the win.

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