Scores

Final/OT

East Carolina 27

(5-7, 4-4 American)

Marshall 34

(6-6, 5-3 C-USA)

3:30 PM ET, November 26, 2011

Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

1 2 3 4 OT T
ECU 14 6 0 7 027
MRSH 10 7 3 7 734

Top Performers

Passing: R. Cato (MRSH) - 341 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: T. Van (MONT) - 7 CAR, 73 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Dobson (MRSH) - 4 REC, 110 YDS, 2 TD

Marshall 34, East Carolina 27, OT

Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Tron Martinez's 1-yard run in overtime lifted Marshall to a 34-27 win over East Carolina on Saturday.

Marshall (6-6, 5-3 Conference USA) became bowl eligible for the first time under second-year coach Doc Holliday.

Dominique Davis threw an interception on fourth down on East Carolina's overtime possession, keeping the Pirates (5-7, 4-4) out of a bowl for the first time in six years.

Davis threw three touchdown passes to Justin Jones, including a 6-yarder with 14 seconds left to force overtime. Davis finished 32 of 48 for 285 yards.

Marshall's Rakeem Cato completed 23 of 29 passes for 341 yards and two scores in his second straight start in place of the injured A.J. Graham. Aaron Dobson caught two TD passes and had four catches for 110 yards for the Thundering Herd.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ECU
MRSH
1st Downs2516
Total Yards417445
Passing285341
Rushing132104
Penalties5-553-22
3rd Down Conversions8-176-14
4th Down Conversions3-40-0
Turnovers42
Possession32:4427:16

Passing Leaders

East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis32/482855.933
MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cato23/2934111.820

Rushing Leaders

East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Davis12463.8011
Hunt11423.8017
MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Van77310.4133
Martinez13312.418

Receiving Leaders

East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hardy79213.1022
Wiggins35518.3033
MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dobson411027.5277
Wilson27437.0053

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERECUMRSH
TD14:43Aaron Dobson 77 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato. (Tyler Warner Kick) 07
FG12:48Tyler Warner 24 Yd 010
TD07:27Justin Jones 3 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis. (Michael Barbour Kick) 710
TD03:11Justin Jones 3 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis. (Michael Barbour Kick) 1410
SECOND QUARTERECUMRSH
FG08:19Michael Barbour 57 Yd 1710
TD00:39Aaron Dobson 13 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato. (Tyler Warner Kick) 1717
FG00:00Michael Barbour 58 Yd 2017
THIRD QUARTERECUMRSH
FG04:49Tyler Warner 23 Yd 2020
FOURTH QUARTERECUMRSH
TD04:49Travon Van 33 Yd Run. (Tyler Warner Kick) 2027
TD00:14Justin Jones 6 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis. (Michael Barbour Kick) 2727
OVERTIMEECUMRSH
TDTron Martinez 1 Yd Run. (Tyler Warner Kick) 2734