Scores

Final

Marshall 31

(2-1, 0-1 away)

Ohio 34

(2-1, 2-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNews

8:00 PM ET, September 14, 2013

Peden Stadium, ATHENS, OH

1 2 3 4 T
MRSH 7 3 7 1431
OHIO 7 10 7 1034

Top Performers

Passing: R. Cato (MRSH) - 366 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Blankenship (OHIO) - 16 CAR, 36 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Shuler (MRSH) - 9 REC, 95 YDS

Ohio holds off rally to defeat Marshall 34-31

Associated Press
Marshall Thundering Herd at Ohio Bobcats Highlight
Rakeem Cato rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
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ATHENS, Ohio -- Tyler Tettleton threw for 264 yards and Beau Blankenship had two rushing touchdowns to hold off a rally and squeeze Ohio past Marshall 34-31 Saturday night.

Blankenship scored from two yards out the put the Bobcats (2-1) up 31-17 early in the fourth.

The Thundering Herd (2-1) came right back as Rakeem Cato threw a 38-yard touchdown to Gator Hoskins, then forced Ohio to punt on the ensuing drive, but Cato was intercepted by Devin Bass on the next play.

Following a field goal by Ohio, Cato rushed for a touchdown to cut the deficit to three, but the following onside kick was recovered by the Bobcats to seal the game.

Tettleton was 25-for-38 with a touchdown and Matt Waters had 83 yards on six receptions.

Cato finished 30 of 44 for 367 yards for Marshall.

Tommy Shuler caught 9 passes for 95 yards receiving while Hoskins had 81.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MRSH
OHIO
1st Downs2819
Total Yards482335
Passing366275
Rushing11660
Penalties8-584-36
3rd Down Conversions9-1311-19
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers40
Possession24:2135:39

Passing Leaders

MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cato30/453668.111
OhioC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tettleton25/382667.010

Rushing Leaders

MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grooms15352.317
Cato7304.3113
OhioCARYDSAVGTDLG
Blankenship16362.3214
Vick4317.8020

Receiving Leaders

MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shuler99510.6022
Hoskins48120.3138
OhioRECYDSAVGTDLG
Waters68313.8021
Foster88010.0019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMRSHOHIO
TD09:14Troy Hill 4 Yd Pass From Tyler Tettleton (Matt Green Kick)
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07
TD04:01Kevin Grooms 1 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick)
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77
SECOND QUARTERMRSHOHIO
FG05:15Matt Green 32 Yd
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710
TD05:08Toran Davis 0 Yd Fumble Return (Matt Green Kick)
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717
FG00:00Justin Haig 22 Yd
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1017
THIRD QUARTERMRSHOHIO
TD10:52Beau Blankenship 3 Yd Run (Matt Green Kick)
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1024
TD05:33Essray Taliaferro 3 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick)
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1724
FOURTH QUARTERMRSHOHIO
TD12:02Beau Blankenship 2 Yd Run (Matt Green Kick)
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1731
TD10:24Gator Hoskins 38 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick)
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2431
FG02:46Matt Green 29 Yd
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2434
TD00:29Rakeem Cato 1 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick)
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3134