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Herd softens Mean Green

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Chase Litton threw for 189 yards and a touchdown to lead Marshall to a 30-13 win over North Texas on Saturday.

Litton completed 19 of 34 passes for the Thundering Herd (7-1, 4-0 Conference USA). Hyleck Foster ran for 105 yards and a score and Remi Watson added 83 yards and another touchdown.

Marshall scored 24 unanswered points in the first half, including Litton’s TD pass to Justin Hunt, a field goal by Nick Smith, and rushing scores by Watson and Foster. North Texas hit a field goal as time ran out in the first half and Marshall led 24-3 at the break.

Two more Nick Smith field goals in the second half had the Thundering Herd leading 30-6 with just under four minutes to play. Then DaMarcus Smith marched the Mean Green 93 yards in nine plays, capping the drive with a 22-yard scoring pass for the final score.

North Texas 0 3 3 7 — 13

Marshall 17 7 3 3 — 30

First Quarter

Mar—Hunt 1 pass from Litton (N.Smith kick), 10:40.

Mar—FG N.Smith 34, 4:54.

Mar—Watson 10 run (N.Smith kick), 1:18.

Second Quarter

Mar—Foster 3 run (N.Smith kick), 1:30.

NT—FG T.Moore 37, :00.

Third Quarter

Mar—FG N.Smith 32, 11:34.

NT—FG T.Moore 26, 6:00.

Fourth Quarter

Mar—FG N.Smith 38, 11:08.

NT—Kidsy 22 pass from Dam.Smith (T.Moore kick), 1:09.

A—27,217.

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NT Mar

First downs 22 21

Rushes-yards 40-209 43-213

Passing 128 189

Comp-Att-Int 15-37-1 19-34-0

Return Yards 12 23

Punts-Avg. 7-42.6 4-41.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0

Penalties-Yards 5-28 4-50

Time of Possession 25:03 34:57

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—North Texas, Wilson 17-138, Ivery 6-41, Ezzard 2-16, Dam.Smith 14-16, Jimmerson 1-(minus 2). Marshall, Foster 17-105, Watson 17-83, Yurachek 1-27, Davis 3-7, Team 2-(minus 2), Litton 3-(minus 7).

PASSING—North Texas, Dam.Smith 15-37-1-128. Marshall, Litton 19-34-0-189.

RECEIVING—North Texas, Kidsy 4-44, M.Smith 4-23, Smiley 3-25, Harris 2-10, Goree 1-17, Wilson 1-9. Marshall, Reaves 6-68, Hunt 4-45, D.Allen 3-14, Watson 2-30, McManus 2-25, Yurachek 2-7.