HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Steward Butler ran for 151 yards on nine carries and scored three times, as Marshall blew out Gardner-Webb 55-0 on Saturday night.
Butler had scoring runs of 9, 46, and 13 yards and Marshall (2-0) amassed 224 yards on the ground, compared to 67 for Gardner-Webb. Leading 34-0 at halftime, the Thundering Herd added three touchdowns in the third quarter and were scoreless in the fourth.
Rakeem Cato added 230 yards through the air for the Thundering Herd, including one touchdown running and one throwing. Blake Frohnapfel capped off the scoring with a third quarter throw to his twin brother Eric.
Gardner-Webb (1-1) turned the ball over six times, three fumbles and three interceptions. The Runnin' Bulldogs had 184 yards of total offense and gave up 509 yards to Marshall.
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