Scores

Final

Memphis 28

(1-8, 1-4 American)

Marshall 38

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

2:00 PM ET, November 3, 2012

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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Team Stat Comparison

 
MEM
MRSH
1st Downs2124
Total Yards372433
Passing231341
Rushing14192
Penalties16-1314-45
3rd Down Conversions7-196-12
4th Down Conversions6-71-2
Turnovers21
Possession37:3722:23

Passing Leaders

MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Karam21/311705.510
MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cato34/443417.840

Rushing Leaders

MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hayes22602.7014
Karam15412.7020
MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grooms7466.6028
Butler7344.9018

Receiving Leaders

MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
McCain16161.0061
Rucker6447.3015
MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Allen48721.8131
Shuler57815.6038

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMEMMRSH
TD07:48Gator Hoskins 1 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 07
FG01:30Justin Haig 41 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTERMEMMRSH
TD06:41Jai Steib 5 Yd Run (Tyler Spurlock Kick) 710
TD03:19Remi Watson 4 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 717
THIRD QUARTERMEMMRSH
TD10:12Demetrius Evans 25 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 724
TD07:39Devon Johnson 9 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 731
TD01:43Jesse Milleson 1 Yd Pass From Jacob Karam (Paulo Henriques Kick) 1431
FOURTH QUARTERMEMMRSH
TD13:10Jai Steib 2 Yd Run (Paulo Henriques Kick) 2131
TD09:56Jordan Devey 0 Yd Fumble Return (Paulo Henriques Kick) 2831
TD07:34Davonte Allen 28 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 2838