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Herd forces 5 turnovers, beats FAU 31-7

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alex Thomson passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and the Marshall defense forced five turnovers in beating Florida Atlantic 31-7 on Saturday.
Artis Johnson, Malik Thompson, Malik Gant and Chris Jackson all had interceptions and Thompson forced a fumble, recovered by Kereon Merrell. The Marshall defense also extended its streak of consecutive games without allowing a first-quarter touchdown to 10 games — the second-longest streak in the nation, trailing LSU.
Armani Levias caught three passes for 47 yards and two scores, of 13 and 29 yards, for Marshall (5-2, 3-1 Conference USA), which has now won 15 straight games when scoring first. Tyler King rushed for 125 yards and one touchdown for his third straight 100-yard game.
Chris Robison was intercepted four times for FAU (3-4, 1-2). He was 18-of-35 passing for 223 yards and a 2-yard score to Harrison Bryant for a 7-3 lead.

Marshall stats
Florida Atlantic 0 7 0 0 = 7
Marshall 0 10 14 7 = 31
Second Quarter
MSH—FG Rohrwasser 40, 14:23
FAU—Bryant 2 pass from Robison (Rivas kick), 10:52
MSH—Levias 29 pass from Thomson (Rohrwasser kick), 3:26
Third Quarter
MSH—T.King 17 run (Rohrwasser kick), 13:52
MSH—Levias 13 pass from Thomson (Rohrwasser kick), 6:18
Fourth Quarter
MSH—Thomson 3 run (Rohrwasser kick), 1:35
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FAU MSH
First downs 16 18
Rushes-yards 37-119 48-233
Passing 240 102
Comp-Att-Int 20-42-4 13-24-0
Return Yards 89 56
Punts-Avg. 7-44.0 10-38.4
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties-Yards 8-69 5-55
Time of Possession 28:02 31:58
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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING—FAU, Whyte 10-40, Singletary 16-39, Robison 6-31, Durante 1-9, Wright 2-4, De.Johnson 2-(minus 4). Marshall, T.King 21-125, Ke.Davis 10-60, Thomson 16-50, (Team) 1-(minus 2).
PASSING—FAU, Peavey 1-3-0-7, Durante 0-1-0-0, Robison 18-35-4-223, De.Johnson 1-3-0-10. Marshall, Thomson 13-24-0-102.
RECEIVING—FAU, Durante 7-114, Bryant 6-59, Wright 4-39, Raine 1-11, L.Harris 1-10, Whyte 1-7. Marshall, Brady 5-41, Levias 3-47, M.Williams 1-6, Obialo 1-5, Henry 1-3, T.King 1-3, W.Johnson 1-(minus 3).
MISSED FIELD GOALS—FAU, Rivas 30, Rivas 31. Marshall, Rohrwasser 40.