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Herd runs by FAU

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Hyleck Foster led a running game that carried 47 times for 326 yards and three touchdowns, helping Marshall to a 33-17 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

Foster finished with 122 yards on 17 carries, including a 66-yard score that gave the Thundering Herd (6-1, 3-0 Conference USA) a 30-10 lead with just over five minutes left in the third quarter. Devon Johnson rushed for a 75-yard touchdown on the second play from scrimmage, and Remi Watson went for 66 yards and a score on 11 attempts.

Trey Rodriguez carried 16 times for 72 yards and a score for Florida Atlantic (1-5, 1-2), and Tyler Cameron added six catches for 111 yards.

Marshall possessed the ball for more than 35 minutes, including a 12-play, 63-yard drive that used up the final 7:40.

Marshall will host North Texas at 3:30 p.m. next Saturday in its homecoming game.

MARSHALL 33, FAU 17

Marshall 9 14 7 3 = 33

FAU 3 7 7 0 = 17

First Quarter

Mar-D.Johnson 75 run (N.Smith kick), 14:43.

FAU-FG G.Joseph 23, 8:39.

Mar-N.Harris Safety, 1:36.

Second Quarter

Mar-Watson 1 run (N.Smith kick), 14:55.

FAU-Rose 95 interception return (G.Joseph kick), 4:35.

Mar-D.Allen 22 pass from Litton (N.Smith kick), 2:05.

Third Quarter

Mar-Foster 66 run (N.Smith kick), 5:42.

FAU-Rodriguez 2 run (G.Joseph kick), 4:47.

Fourth Quarter

Mar-FG N.Smith 33, 9:46.

A-17,129.

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Mar FAU

First downs 26 17

Rushes-yards 47-326 34-131

Passing 174 203

Comp-Att-Int 17-28-1 14-31-1

Return Yards 20 95

Punts-Avg. 4-49.0 5-46.8

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0

Penalties-Yards 3-15 5-30

Time of Possession 35:18 24:42

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING-Marshall, Foster 17-122, D.Johnson 3-83, Watson 11-66, Davis 11-59, Team 2-(minus 2), Litton 3-(minus 2). FAU, Rodriguez 16-72, Bussey 1-16, Warren 7-16, Driskel 4-11, Howell 4-9, Clark 2-7.

PASSING-Marshall, Litton 17-28-1-174. FAU, Driskel 14-31-1-203.

RECEIVING-Marshall, Reaves 7-55, Hunt 3-43, D.Allen 2-33, Mathews 2-15, Byrd 1-21, Yurachek 1-7, McManus 1-0. FAU, Cameron 6-111, K.Woods 3-47, Je.Stoshak 2-25, Bussey 1-12, Rodriguez 1-4, Warren 1-4.