Scores

Final

Marshall 17

(4-7, 1-5 away)

SMU 31

(6-5, 4-2 home)

3:00 PM ET, November 20, 2010

Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX

1 2 3 4 T
MRSH 0 0 10 717
SMU 7 17 7 031

Top Performers

Passing: K. Padron (EWU) - 230 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: Z. Line (WEST) - 30 CAR, 202 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Beasley (SMU) - 8 REC, 99 YDS

SMU beats Marshall to become bowl eligible

Associated Press

DALLAS -- Zach Line ran for 202 yards and a touchdown and Kyle Padron threw two TD passes and ran for a score as Southern Methodist defeated Marshall 31-17 Saturday to become bowl eligible.

Line rushed 30 times and Padron was 17 of 30 for 230 yards for the Mustangs (6-5, 5-2 Conference USA), who can clinch a spot in the conference championship game with a victory Friday against East Carolina.

Brian Anderson was 24 of 42 for 277 yards and a touchdown but also threw three interceptions for the Thundering Herd (4-7, 3-4), who fell to 0-7 all-time in Texas.

Padron threw both his TD passes in the first half, including a 41-yarder to Aldrick Robinson, to help SMU to a 24-0 halftime lead.

Marshall was held to 50 rushing yards and had its three-game losing streak snapped.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MRSH
SMU
1st Downs1920
Total Yards327415
Passing277230
Rushing50185
Penalties2-204-25
3rd Down Conversions3-156-14
4th Down Conversions2-32-2
Turnovers32
Possession26:4033:20

Passing Leaders

MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Anderson24/422776.613
SMUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Padron17/302307.722

Rushing Leaders

MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taliaferro8324.0111
Dobson11717.0017
SMUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Line302026.7145
Team1-1-1.000

Receiving Leaders

MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dobson6579.5018
Edmonson45313.3019
SMURECYDSAVGTDLG
Beasley89912.4020
Robinson25929.5141

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMRSHSMU
TD10:53Bradley Haynes 8 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Marcelo Sada Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERMRSHSMU
TD13:33Aldrick Robinson 41 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Marcelo Sada Kick) 014
TD09:20Kyle Padron 1 Yd Run (Marcelo Sada Kick) 021
FG00:00Marcelo Sada 20 Yd 024
THIRD QUARTERMRSHSMU
FG13:02Tyler Warner 22 Yd 324
TD08:56C.J. Crawford 32 Yd Pass From Brian Anderson (Tyler Warner Kick) 1024
TD00:22Zach Line 4 Yd Run (Marcelo Sada Kick) 1031
FOURTH QUARTERMRSHSMU
TD13:29Essray Taliaferro 11 Yd Run (Tyler Warner Kick) 1731