HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Earl Charles scored three touchdowns
and rushed for 121 yards Saturday to lead Marshall to a 42-24
victory over Akron.
Butchie Wallace had 147 yards rushing and a 36-yard TD as two
Thundering Herd players ran for 100 yards apiece for the first time
in five years.
Marshall (6-3, 4-1 Mid-American) was well beyond its average of
167 rushing yards per game by halftime, outgained Akron 573-391 and
put the Zips (5-5, 3-3) out of reach with 21 second-quarter points.
Wallace had 103 of Marshall's 236 rushing yards in the first
half, and Charles had touchdown runs of 2, 6 and 19 yards.
They became the first Marshall duo since Doug Chapman and Llow
Turner against Kent State in October 1998 to surpass 100 yards
Schroeder had a career-high five receptions for 98 yards, all in
the first half, to lead Marshall.
Charlie Frye, listed as questionable after injuring his hip last
week, replaced Micah Faler after one series at quarterback and
immediately passed Akron downfield, throwing a 41-yard
catch-and-run touchdown to Nick Sparks.
Frye completed 16 of 32 passes for 210 yards with a touchdown.
He was intercepted twice by Coke.
With four receptions, Matt Cherry became Akron's career
receptions leader with 140 career catches.<
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After failing to crack the top 100 nationally in total offense over the past two seasons, John Donovan was fired as offensive coordinator at Penn State.
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Oklahoma State and West Virginia were among the Big 12 programs that had key recruits on campus this weekend.