Herd rolls past Charlotte

Published 10:01 pm Saturday, October 31, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Litton threw for a career-high 486 yards with two touchdowns and Marshall beat Charlotte 34-10 on Saturday.

Marshall (8-1, 5-0 Conference USA) has won seven straight and remains tied with Western Kentucky (7-2, 5-0) atop the conference standings.

Litton was 33-of-48 passing with scoring throws 17 and 66 yards. Remi Watson and Keion Davis added touchdown runs for the Thundering Herd, who had 630 yards of offense and forced two turnovers.

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Kalif Phillips ran for 99 yards with a 6-yard touchdown run to lead Charlotte (2-6, 0-5).

Watson scored on a 7-yard run on the Thundering Herd’s fourth play from scrimmage. Litton connected with Davonte Allen on the 66-yard touchdown pass, and threw his 17-yard scoring strike to Ryan Yurachek. Davis ran in from the 6-yard line, Nick Smith kicked a 32-yard field goal, and Marshall led 31-3 at halftime.