Scores

Final

Memphis 28

(1-8, 1-4 American)

Marshall 38

(4-5, 3-2 C-USA)

2:00 PM ET, November 3, 2012

Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

1 2 3 4 T
MEM 0 7 7 1428
MRSH 10 7 14 738

Top Performers

Passing: R. Cato (MRSH) - 341 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: J. Steib (MEM) - 15 CAR, 40 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Allen (MRSH) - 4 REC, 87 YDS, 1 TD

Marshall 38, Memphis 28

Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Rakeem Cato threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns to lead Marshall over Memphis 38-28 on Saturday.

Cato capped a 75-yard drive with a 28-yard scoring pass to Davonte Allen with 7:34 remaining for the Thundering Herd (4-5, 3-2 Conference USA) after three consecutive touchdowns by the Tigers (1-8, 1-4) had whittled a 31-7 deficit to three points.

With Memphis trailing 31-21, Tom Hornsey's 61-yard pass to Bobby McCain on a fake punt put the Tigers at the Marshall 4. Jai Steib fumbled on a rush from the 2, but Jordan Devey was there to recover and score.

Kevin Grooms' 28-yard run helped the Thundering Herd reach Memphis territory on their next possession, but the drive stalled before Cato found Allen for the score on a fourth-and-6 play.

Cato completed 34 of 44 passes, including 22 of 29 in the first half, and has thrown for 3,290 yards this season.

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