HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Stan Hill threw a touchdown pass and
Chris Royal returned an interception for a score to lead Marshall
to a 20-3 victory over Central Florida on Saturday.
Marshall (5-3, 5-0 Mid-American Conference) outgained UCF
328-104 in a struggle between the conference's two worst offenses.
UCF (0-8, 0-5) saw the nation's longest losing streak extended
to 11 games.
Marshall's Josh Davis had seven catches to move within one of
the conference career reception record of 272 set last year by
former teammate Darius Watts.
Hill, Marshall's career leader in completion percentage, had
trouble in a swirling wind, overthrowing a wide open Davis near the
goal line in the first quarter.
Hill started out 2-of-10, was replaced briefly by Graham
Gochneaur, then returned to throw a 5-yard TD pass to Brad Bates
for a 14-0 halftime lead.
Hill, who finished 15-of-31 for 113 yards, continued to struggle
in the second half with two straight incompletions inside the UCF
20, leading to Ian O'Connor's 28-yard field goal for a 17-0 lead.
O'Connor added a 49-yarder in the fourth quarter and is 13-of-15
on field goals this season.
After Marshall turned the ball over on downs inside the UCF 5 in
the second quarter, Royal made his national-best sixth
interception, picking off Steven Moffett at the 38 and zig-zagging
for a touchdown.
UCF had the ball just three times in Marshall territory.<
Jordy Joseph pass intercepted for a TD Craig Suits return for 28 yds for a TD
Zack Langer run for 1 yd for a TD
Chad President pass complete to Keyarris Garrett for 37 yds to the Tulan 43 for a 1ST down
C. Johnson sacked by J. Carraway for -2 yds,C. Johnson fumbled, forced by J. Carraway, recovered by TCU D. Pierson
Chris Johnson sacked by Josh Carraway for a loss of 2 yards to the TCU 22 Chris Johnson fumbled, forced by Josh Carraway, recovered by TCU Davion Pierson , return for 0 yards
Jordy Joseph pass complete to Andrew Hicks for 34 yds for a TD (Andrew DiRocco KICK)
Ethan Perry punt blocked by Terence Williams blocked by Terence Williams