Scores

Final

UAB 14

(2-7, 1-4 C-USA)

Marshall 56

(6-3, 4-1 C-USA)

12:00 PM ET, November 9, 2013

Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

1 2 3 4 T
UAB 7 7 0 014
MRSH 21 14 14 756

Top Performers

Passing: R. Cato (MRSH) - 276 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: E. Taliaferro (MRSH) - 12 CAR, 118 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Shuler (MRSH) - 6 REC, 100 YDS, 1 TD

Marshall unstoppable in 56-14 rout over UAB

Associated Press

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.

Steward Butler ran for 139 yards, Essray Taliaferro had 118 and Kevin Grooms had 108. It was the first time three Marshall players rushed for at least 100 yards in a game.

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
MRSH
1st Downs2225
Total Yards464657
Passing176276
Rushing288381
Penalties2-158-50
3rd Down Conversions7-163-6
4th Down Conversions2-41-1
Turnovers20
Possession39:0120:59

Passing Leaders

UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Perry10/1717610.410
MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cato14/2027613.830

Rushing Leaders

UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Howard221235.6031
Reaves24984.1123
MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Butler713919.9161
Taliaferro121189.8224

Receiving Leaders

UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson15858.0058
Reaves34715.7132
MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shuler610016.7124
Hoskins26733.5050

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUABMRSH
TD12:41Essray Taliaferro 7 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 07
TD08:59Darrin Reaves 2 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 77
TD07:26Eric Frohnapfel 39 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 714
TD03:22Kevin Grooms 71 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 721
SECOND QUARTERUABMRSH
TD12:18Tommy Shuler 6 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 728
TD08:45Darrin Reaves 32 Yd Pass From Jonathan Perry (Ty Long Kick) 1428
TD00:20Kevin Grooms 9 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 1435
THIRD QUARTERUABMRSH
TD12:43Essray Taliaferro 16 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 1442
TD05:44Rakeem Cato 6 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 1449
FOURTH QUARTERUABMRSH
TD11:41Steward Butler 49 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 1456