(Saturday, September 19th)
Final Score: Marshall 17, Bowling Green 10
Huntington, WV (Sports Network) - Darius Marshall carried the ball 21 times for 186 yards and a score to lead the Marshall Thundering Herd to a 17-10 win over the Bowling Green Falcons in a non-conference clash at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
Brian Anderson orchestrated Marshall's (2-1) offense, completing 11-of-21 pass attempts for 100 yards and a score.
The Falcons (1-2) were paced by quarterback Tyler Sheehan who completed 43- of-62 pass attempts for 383 yards and a touchdown. Freddie Barnes was Sheehan's favorite target, hauling in 17 balls for 109 yards, while Chris Wright made five catches for 104 yards and a touchdown.
After a scoreless first quarter, Bowling Green took the first lead of the game on a 50-yard touchdown strike from Sheehan to Wright to give the Falcons a 7-0 advantage.
Marshall was able to tie the game late in the third quarter when Anderson hooked up with Antavious Wilson from 11 yards out to make it a 7-7 game.
The Thundering Herd took a 14-7 lead early in the fourth quarter on an 80- yard touchdown run by Marshall.
Marshall extended its lead minutes later when Craig Ratanamorn drilled a 31- yard field goal to make it a 17-7 game.
The Falcons added a 30-yard field goal by Jerry Phillips late in the fourth quarter, but it would not be enough as Marshall managed to hold on for the 17-10 victory.
Marshall clearly controlled the line of scrimmage, earning a staggering 246-10 advantage in rushing yards in the win.
09/19 23:01:44 ET