Memphis 27

(1-7, 0-4 away)

Marshall 41

(3-5, 2-1 home)

4:30 PM ET, October 28, 2006

Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

1 2 3 4 T
MEM 7 3 10 727
MRSH 7 14 14 641

Top Performers

Passing: M. Hankins (MEM) - 322 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: A. Bradshaw (MRSH) - 25 CAR, 125 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Slate (MRSH) - 4 REC, 135 YDS, 1 TD

Marshall 41, Memphis 27

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Ahmad Bradshaw scored three touchdowns and backup Jimmy Skinner threw a pair of TD passes to lead Marshall to a 41-27 win over Memphis on Saturday night.

Marshall (3-5, 2-2 Conference USA) won for the second straight week as it tries to avoid back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since 1982-83.

Memphis (1-7, 0-4) lost for the sixth straight time and was eliminated from bowl consideration after appearances in three straight seasons. The Tigers have been outscored 178-100 in the five games since coach Tommy West fired defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn.

Skinner went 13-of-21 for 184 yards in relief of injured starter Bernard Morris.

Morris, who was questionable for the game with a toe injury, went down on the final play of the first quarter and did not return. His injury wasn't disclosed.

Bradshaw finished with 125 yards rushing a week after he exploded for 242 yards in a win at UAB.

He had TD runs of 1 and 52 yards and caught his first TD pass of the season, a 26-yarder from Skinner in the third quarter that put the Thundering Herd ahead 35-13.

Memphis scored on the first series of the game but didn't find the end zone again until late in the third.

In the fourth, Marshall's defense forced a fumble at its 1-yard line, and C.J. Spillman later intercepted a tipped pass on fourth down and went 85 yards for a score to give Marshall a 41-20 lead.

Memphis' Martin Hankins went 26-of-42 for 322 yards but was intercepted three times.<