Scores

Final

Marshall 24

(4-2, 2-0 C-USA)

Florida Atl 23

(2-5, 1-4 C-USA)

5:00 PM ET, October 12, 2013

FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton, FL

1 2 3 4 T
MRSH 0 7 7 1024
FAU 0 3 13 723

Top Performers

Passing: R. Cato (MRSH) - 216 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Johnson (FAU) - 17 CAR, 78 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: G. Hoskins (MRSH) - 2 REC, 50 YDS, 1 TD

Marshall beats FAU 24-23 on game-winning FG

Associated Press

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Justin Haig kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired to give Marshall a 24-23 comeback win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

Marshall (4-2, 2-0 Conference USA) trailed by as many as 9 in the fourth quarter but cut FAU's lead to 23-21 with 6:47 to play on a 41-yard touchdown pass from Rakeem Cato to Gator Hoskins on 4th and 5.

After forcing FAU (2-5, 1-4) to punt, Marshall began its final drive at its own 9-yard line with 2:19 left. Highlighted by a 35-yard completion from Rakeem Cato to Devon Smith, Cato led the Thundering Herd 67 yards down the field to setup the game-winning score. Cato finished with 216 yards passing and 45 yards rushing.

Earlier, Marshall scored on a 77-yard punt return by Devon Smith and a 1-yard run by Kevin Grooms.

Jaquez Johnson threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score for FAU.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MRSH
FAU
1st Downs1824
Total Yards355395
Passing216187
Rushing139208
Penalties7-562-20
3rd Down Conversions9-185-13
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers11
Possession24:4935:11

Passing Leaders

MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cato18/342166.411
Florida AtlanticC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson16/281876.711

Rushing Leaders

MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taliaferro10454.5022
Cato7456.4020
Florida AtlanticCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson17784.6122
Wallace20753.8112

Receiving Leaders

MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith35016.7035
Hoskins25025.0141
Florida AtlanticRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dukes57014.0040
Stoshak44711.8015

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERMRSHFAU
TD13:51Devon Smith 77 Yd Punt Return (Justin Haig Kick) 70
FG00:11Mitch Anderson 26 Yd 73
THIRD QUARTERMRSHFAU
TD12:56Jonathan Wallace 2 Yd Run (Mitch Anderson Kick) 710
TD09:04Kevin Grooms 1 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 1410
TD00:22Nexon Dorvilus 5 Yd Pass From Jaquez Johnson (Pat Failed) 1416
FOURTH QUARTERMRSHFAU
TD10:01Jaquez Johnson 1 Yd Run (Mitch Anderson Kick) 1423
TD06:47Gator Hoskins 41 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 2123
FG00:00Justin Haig 41 Yd 2423