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Herd beats UTSA; Ohio rips Zips

Published 1:56am Monday, October 7, 2013

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Rakeem Cato threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns and Marshall’s defense intercepted three passes in a 34-10 victory over UTSA on Saturday.

Marshall (3-2, 1-0 Conference USA) had no turnovers on the day and the Thundering Herd capitalized on the costly mistakes of UTSA, allowing them to go ahead 17-0 in the first quarter. Cato was 22-for 32 passing, with touchdown passes to Demetrius Evans and Devon Johnson.

UTSA’s (2-4, 1-1) Eric Soza had two interceptions in the first quarter that set up Marshall’s first 10 points of the game. The Roadrunners were down 27-3 when Soza scored on a 1-yard run, their only touchdown.

A.J. Leggett’s third quarter interception was the ninth for Marshall this season, matching its mark for all of the 2012 season.

Marshall’s defense held UTSA to 254 total yards and limited them to 16 first downs.

Ohio 43, Akron 3

AKRON (AP) — Tyler Tettleton threw for two touchdowns as Ohio opened Mid-American Conference play with a 43-3 victory over Akron on Saturday.

Ohio (4-1, 1-0 Mid-American) started slow but scored 21 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 30-3 halftime lead.

Tettleton finished the game with 171 total yards on 14-of-21 passing. Donte Foster was his top receiver as he pulled in four passes for 76 yards and one touchdown.

Kyle Pohl lead Akron (1-5, 0-2), throwing for 101 yards. Robert Stein’s 31-yard field goal was Akron’s only score.

The Bobcat defense stymied the Zips all day, limiting Akron to 157 total yards, and sacking Pohl eight times for total losses of 45 yards. Antwa Crutcher and Ty Branz combined for 13 tackles and 3 sacks to lead the Ohio defense. Tarell Basham also had two sacks.

 

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