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Big 4th quarter helps Herd pull away from ODU

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Tyler King rushed for a career-high 195 yards with two long fourth-quarter touchdown runs and Marshall pulled away from Old Dominion for a 42-20 victory on Saturday.
King ran for 116 yards in the final 3:05 of the game — scoring on runs of 65 and 46 yards — to help the Thundering Herd (4-2, 2-1 Conference USA) pad a late eight-point lead.
Marshall scored first — although it took until the second quarter — giving them 14 straight wins and 36 in 37 games when it opens the scoring. The Thundering Herd took a 14-0 lead on back-to-back 10-play drives with Anthony Anderson doing the damage first on a 22-yard TD run. Alex Thomson hit Tyre Brady for a 3-yard TD for the second score.
Anderson had 4-yard TD runs in the third and fourth quarters to push Marshall’s lead to 28-13.
Blake LaRussa hooked up with Kesean Strong for a 16-yard TD to pull the Monarchs (1-6, 0-4) within 28-20 with 5:01 left to play, but King settled matters with his two TD runs. LaRussa passed for 296 yards and two scores.
Old Dominion came in surrendering 525 yards and 38.7 points per game. Marshall finished with 501 yards of offense, including 319 on the ground.

Marshall stats
Marshall 0 14 7 21 = 42
Old Dominion 0 3 7 10 = 20
Second Quarter
MSH—Anderson 22 run (Rohrwasser kick), 14:00
MSH—Brady 3 pass from Thomson (Rohrwasser kick), 8:33
ODU—FG Rice 30, :18
Third Quarter
MSH—Anderson 4 run (Rohrwasser kick), 5:31
ODU—Fulgham 1 pass from LaRussa (Rice kick), 3:29
Fourth Quarter
ODU—FG Rice 41, 12:40
MSH—Anderson 4 run (Rohrwasser kick), 5:31
ODU—Strong 16 pass from LaRussa (Rice kick), 5:01
MSH—T.King 65 run (Rohrwasser kick), 3:05
MSH—T.King 46 run (Rohrwasser kick), 1:53
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MSH ODU
First downs 24 25
Rushes-yards 45-319 31-106
Passing 182 296
Comp-Att-Int 18-29-1 31-54-1
Return Yards 73 118
Punts-Avg. 5-41.6 6-37.0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties-Yards 8-101 7-70
Time of Possession 30:36 29:24
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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING—Marshall, T.King 22-195, Anderson 14-91, Thomson 8-29, Gaines 1-4. Old Dominion, Knight 11-70, Strong 15-52, LaRussa 5-(minus 16).
PASSING—Marshall, Thomson 18-29-1-182. Old Dominion, LaRussa 31-54-1-296.
RECEIVING—Marshall, Brady 9-103, M.Williams 2-21, Henry 2-15, Levias 2-7, W.Johnson 1-23, Anderson 1-8, Obialo 1-5. Old Dominion, Harper 8-37, Duhart 5-31, Strong 4-47, Fulgham 3-54, K.White 3-41, Hendrick 3-18, Anthony 2-36, Knight 2-29, Ellison 1-3.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.