Scores

Final

Gardner-Webb 0

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Marshall 55

(2-0, 2-0 home)

6:30 PM ET, September 7, 2013

Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

1 2 3 4 T
WEBB 0 0 0 00
MRSH 14 20 21 055

Top Performers

Passing: R. Cato (MRSH) - 230 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Butler (MRSH) - 9 CAR, 151 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: T. Shuler (MRSH) - 5 REC, 85 YDS, 1 TD

Marshall cruises to a 55-0 win over Gardner-Webb

Associated Press

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.

Marshall scored 52 points a week ago against Miami (Ohio), 38 coming in the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WEBB
MRSH
1st Downs1426
Total Yards184509
Passing117285
Rushing67224
Penalties5-379-74
3rd Down Conversions3-133-12
4th Down Conversions0-02-4
Turnovers61
Possession32:5627:04

Passing Leaders

Gardner-WebbC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Beatty7/151016.702
MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cato16/282308.211

Rushing Leaders

Gardner-WebbCARYDSAVGTDLG
Blount15533.5015
Hubbard4256.3012
MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Butler915116.8355
Taliaferro12443.7013

Receiving Leaders

Gardner-WebbRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cook44711.8018
Hubbard12828.0028
MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shuler58517.0144
Reaves33311.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWEBBMRSH
TD11:11Steward Butler 9 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 07
TD05:32Steward Butler 46 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERWEBBMRSH
TD09:16Rakeem Cato 8 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 021
FG07:10Justin Haig 31 Yd 024
TD05:46Monterius Lovett 70 Yd Interception Return (Justin Haig Kick) 031
FG01:39Justin Haig 25 Yd 034
THIRD QUARTERWEBBMRSH
TD12:32Tommy Shuler 44 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 041
TD07:19Steward Butler 13 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 048
TD02:11Eric Frohnapfel 1 Yd Pass From Blake Frohnapfel (Justin Haig Kick) 055