(Friday, October 3rd)
Final Score: Cincinnati 33, Marshall 10
Huntington, WV (Sports Network) - Chazz Anderson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another and the Cincinnati Bearcats thumped the Marshall Thundering Herd, 33-10, in a non-conference bout.
Anderson hit on 16-of-26 pass attempts for 158 yards and one interception while Dominick Goodman had six catches for 51 yards and a pair of touchdowns. John Goebel ran for a touchdown among his 56 yards for Cincinnati (4-1), which suffered its lone blemish of the season to now No. 1 Oklahoma.
Jacob Ramsey gained 99 yards on 17 carries while Isaiah Pead ran for 59 yards on 11 attempts.
Mark Cann was intercepted three times and threw for 178 yards and a touchdown on 17-of-36 passing for Marshall (3-3). Cody Slate had seven catches for 96 yards and a score while Darius Passmore also caught seven passes but for 47 yards.
Chubb Small had 62 yards on the ground, rushing seven times for the Thundering Herd, who were coming off a disappointing loss to West Virginia last Saturday. The loss snapped the team's brief two-game win streak while Friday's loss was Marshall's first at home this season.
The Bearcats got on the board just outside of a minute remaining in the opening quarter. Marshall punter Kase Whitehead had a punt from his own 19 blocked and the ball found its way into the end zone where the Thundering Herd recovered for a safety.
Cincinnati got the ball back and moved 48 yards in four plays and Goebel capped the drive with a 21-yard romp for a 9-0 lead 30 seconds into the second quarter.
The Bearcats made it a 16-0 affair with a little under five minutes to go in the half. Cedric Tolbert picked off Cann at the Marshall 49 and returned the ball 33 yards to the 14. Two plays later Anderson hit Goodman for a 14-yard score.
Marshall's Craig Ratanamorn nailed a 50-yard field goal with just over two minutes to play in the half, as Cincinnati took a 16-3 lead into the third.
The Thundering Herd came out of the locker room with a big play as Cann hooked up with Slate on a 57-yard touchdown on the opening possession to cut the lead to 16-10.
The Bearcats answered, though, midway through the quarter when Anderson hit Goodman for a seven-yard scoring strike to extend the lead to 23-10.
Cann was intercepted on Marshall's first ensuing play and Cincinnati actually lost two yards on its next series but were still in position to get a 40-yard field goal from Jake Rogers for a 26-10 advantage with 5 1/2 minutes to play in the third.
Cincinnati further cemented its victory by opening the final stanza with a methodical 14-play, 86-yard scoring drive that Anderson finished off with a one-yard plunge, accounting for the 33-10 final.
10/04 00:59:55 ET