Litton throws 2 TDs, Marshall beats Southern Miss, 31-10

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Chase Litton threw two touchdowns and the Marshall defense forced five turnovers to help the Thundering Herd beat Southern Miss 31-10 Friday night.

Devon Johnson had 82 yards rushing and a score and Deandre Reaves 76 yards receiving and a touchdown for Marshall (5-1, 2-0 Conference USA).

On fourth-and-3, Marshall lined up to attempt a 40-yard field goal but Southern Miss jumped offside, giving the Thundering Herd a fresh set of downs. Three plays later, Litton hit Ryan Yurachek for a 3-yard touchdown to make it 17-10 with 25 seconds left in the half.

Marshall's Gary Thompson had strip-sacks on back-to-back Southern Miss drives, the second of which Jarquez Samuel returned 3 yards to make it 31-10 with 1:49 left in the third quarter.

Southern Miss (3-3, 1-1) had seven second-half possessions, all of which ended with a fumble, an interception or a turnover on downs.