Scores

Final

Miami (OH) 14

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Marshall 52

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

7:00 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

1 2 3 4 T
M-OH 7 7 0 014
MRSH 0 14 21 1752

Top Performers

Passing: R. Cato (MRSH) - 253 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: E. Taliaferro (MRSH) - 19 CAR, 89 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Shuler (MRSH) - 9 REC, 67 YDS, 1 TD

Marshall rolls to 52-14 victory over Miami (Ohio)

Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. -- Rakeem Cato threw five touchdown passes for Marshall in a 52-14 victory over Miami (Ohio) in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.

Cato had a game-changing third quarter with three touchdown passes to break a tie and ignite 37 unanswered points for the Thundering Herd. Cato led the nation in passing yards and completions per game last season. Marshall's 304 total yards rushing contributed to its successful passing game, compared to just 74 yards rushing for Miami (Ohio).

Austin Boucher's touchdown pass gave Miami (Ohio) a quick lead in the first quarter before the Redhawks fell behind in the second by giving up two touchdowns. Boucher was 10-for-22 for 165 yards. Miami (Ohio) managed to tie the game at 14 with two minutes left before the half, but were unable to score the rest of the night.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
M-OH
MRSH
1st Downs934
Total Yards239591
Passing165287
Rushing74304
Penalties3-352-21
3rd Down Conversions2-139-17
4th Down Conversions0-21-2
Turnovers11
Possession28:1331:47

Passing Leaders

Miami (OH)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Boucher10/221657.511
MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cato22/342537.450

Rushing Leaders

Miami (OH)CARYDSAVGTDLG
Gearing6274.5013
Scott22110.5018
MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Butler171076.3014
Taliaferro19894.7114

Receiving Leaders

Miami (OH)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams37725.7047
Marck44110.3117
MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith37525.0154
Shuler9677.4116

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERM-OHMRSH
TD06:49Steve Marck 8 Yd Pass From Austin Boucher (Kaleb Patterson Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERM-OHMRSH
TD10:04Essray Taliaferro 1 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 77
TD03:44Tommy Shuler 4 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 714
TD01:48Spencer Treadwell 2 Yd Run (Kaleb Patterson Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTERM-OHMRSH
TD13:17Gator Hoskins 20 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 1421
TD09:23Craig Wilkins 16 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 1428
TD04:20Gator Hoskins 14 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 1435
FOURTH QUARTERM-OHMRSH
FG13:57Justin Haig 35 Yd 1438
TD09:57Devon Smith 54 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 1445
TD09:41Raheem Waiters 27 Yd Interception Return (Justin Haig Kick) 1452