HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Rakeem Cato had four total touchdowns and Marshall had 657 total yards on Saturday in a 56-14 rout of UAB.
The Thundering Herd (6-3, 4-1 Conference-USA) scored quickly and easily. They averaged 12.6 yards per play to break a school record set in 1991 against VMI (12.4).
Cato surpassed Chad Pennington to become Marshall's all-time leader in consecutive games with a TD pass at 27. Cato had 276 yards, three passing touchdowns and no interceptions. His 20 pass attempts were the fewest in his career.
UAB (2-7, 1-4) finished with 464 total yards and 22 first downs but did not force a Marshall punt until the fourth quarter.
Jordan Howard had 123 yards on 22 carries for the Blazers.
Steve Spurrier, the visor-slinging, slick-talking "Head Ball Coach" who is the second-winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history, announced his resignation on Tuesday.
USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke Tuesday about the decision to fire head coach Steve Sarkisian and called it "very difficult" while also defending his handling of the situation.
University of Texas longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with cancer and will retire. The steer, whose given name is Sunrise Studly, was diagnosed with bovine leukemia virus.
Tennessee running back John Kelly was taken to the hospital as a precaution and released after getting hurt during the Volunteers' Tuesday afternoon practice.The injury was not specified.
Steve Sarkisian has been plagued of late by apparent substance-related circumstances, including arriving to team facilities appearing intoxicated Sunday, according to sources.
A former Texas A&M football recruit randomly attacked a jogger, using a "large-bladed knife" to repeatedly strike the man and lodging the weapon in his head, according to police documents.