Scores

Final

Memphis 27

(1-7, 0-4 American)

Marshall 41

(3-5, 2-2 C-USA)

4:30 PM ET, October 28, 2006

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.<

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MEM
MRSH
1st Downs2316
Total Yards469408
Passing322278
Rushing147130
Penalties7-535-39
3rd Down Conversions7-168-14
4th Down Conversions2-42-2
Turnovers42
Possession32:5727:03

Passing Leaders

MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Hankins26/423227.723-
MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Morris2/39431.310-
Skinner13/211848.820-

Rushing Leaders

MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Doss20804.0123
Barnes5408.0016
MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bradshaw251255.0252
Small11111.0011

Receiving Leaders

MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Scott7699.9127
Singleton67011.7031
MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Slate413533.8175
Fitzgerald4276.8010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMEMMRSH
TD3:51JOSEPH DOSS 1 YD RUN (MATT REAGAN KICK)
Drive info: 12 plays, 75 yards.
70
TD2:51CODY SLATE 75 YD PASS FROM BERNARD MORRIS (ANTHONY BINSWANGER KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 80 yards.
77
SECOND QUARTERMEMMRSH
TD9:57AHMAD BRADSHAW 1 YD RUN (ANTHONY BINSWANGER KICK)
Drive info: 13 plays, 66 yards.
714
FG5:52MATT REAGAN 31 YD FG
Drive info: 13 plays, 65 yards.
1014
TD0:38EMMANUEL SPANN 14 YD PASS FROM JIMMY SKINNER (ANTHONY BINSWANGER KICK)
Drive info: 12 plays, 80 yards.
1021
THIRD QUARTERMEMMRSH
FG9:44MATT REAGAN 23 YD FG
Drive info: 16 plays, 75 yards.
1321
TD9:11AHMAD BRADSHAW 52 YD RUN (ANTHONY BINSWANGER KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 52 yards.
1328
TD4:29AHMAD BRADSHAW 26 YD PASS FROM JIMMY SKINNER (ANTHONY BINSWANGER KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 41 yards.
1335
TD1:08RYAN SCOTT 27 YD PASS FROM MARTIN HANKINS (MATT REAGAN KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 82 yards.
2035
FOURTH QUARTERMEMMRSH
TD6:31C.J. SPILLMAN 85 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (MISSED KICK)2041
TD5:47BRETT RUSSELL 45 YD PASS FROM MARTIN HANKINS (MATT REAGAN KICK)
Drive info: 2 plays, 68 yards.
2741