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Rohrwasser kicks 53-yard FG, lifts Marshall over WKU 26-23

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Justin Rohrwasser kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired and Marshall held off Western Kentucky’s late rally for 26-23 victory on Saturday.
Rohrwasser made two field goals in the second quarter, and his 43-yarder stretched the Thundering Herd’s lead to 23-7 midway through the third. But Western Kentucky (5-3, 4-1 Conference USA) scored on its next three possessions with long drives, capped by Gaej Walker’s 16-yard run that tied the game 23-23 with 6:19 to play.
Marshall (5-3, 3-1) had possession with 1:21 remaining when Isaiah Green began a 10-play, 51-yard drive that set up Rohrwasser’s game-winning kick.
Green was 20-of-31 passing for 230 yards and threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score. Brenden Knox added 84 yards rushing on 19 carries for the Thundering Herd.
Ty Storey was 31 of 43 for 292 yards passing and had a touchdown run for Western Kentucky. Walker ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Lucky Jackson caught 16 passes for 168 yards.
Marshall stats
Marshall 26, W. Kentucky 23
W. Kentucky 0 7 6 10 = 23
Marshall 14 6 3 3 = 26
First Quarter
MSH—Levias 25 pass from Green (Rohrwasser kick), 10:42
MSH—Green 4 run (Rohrwasser kick), 6:56
Second Quarter
MSH—FG Rohrwasser 46, 13:30
WKY—G.Walker 33 run (Munson kick), 4:14
MSH—FG Rohrwasser 32, :34
Third Quarter
MSH—FG Rohrwasser 43, 6:23
WKY—Storey 1 run (kick failed), :45
Fourth Quarter
WKY—FG Munson 27, 12:10
WKY—G.Walker 16 run (Munson kick), 6:19
MSH—FG Rohrwasser 53, :00
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WKY MSH
First downs 25 20
Rushes-yards 24-134 34-171
Passing 292 230
Comp-Att-Int 31-44-2 20-33-0
Return Yards 145 41
Punts-Avg. 3-35.66 5-26.0
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0
Penalties-Yards 4-40 7-49
Time of Possession 29:03 30:57
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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING—W. Kentucky, G.Walker 12-102, McClendon 2-25, Storey 10-7. Marshall, Knox 19-84, W.Johnson 1-42, Evans 4-28, Green 7-12, Gaines 3-5.
PASSING—W. Kentucky, Sloan 0-1-1-0, Storey 31-43-1-292. Marshall, Gaines 0-1-0-0, Green 20-31-0-230, (Team) 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING—W. Kentucky, L.Jackson 16-168, Pearson 6-69, Sloan 4-15, Jernighan 3-25, Simon 1-10, G.Walker 1-5. Marshall, Levias 10-77, Thompson 3-91, Gammage 2-20, Fields 2-10, Miller 1-16, W.Johnson 1-9, Gaines 1-7.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—W. Kentucky, Munson 32.