Miami (Ohio) at Marshall

Marshall rolls to 52-14 victory over Miami (Ohio)


HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) Rakeem Cato threw five touchdown passes for Marshall in a 52-14 victory over Miami (Ohio) in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.

Cato had a game-changing third quarter with three touchdown passes to break a tie and ignite 37 unanswered points for the Thundering Herd. Cato led the nation in passing yards and completions per game last season. Marshall's 304 total yards rushing contributed to its successful passing game, compared to just 74 yards rushing for Miami (Ohio).

Austin Boucher's touchdown pass gave Miami (Ohio) a quick lead in the first quarter before the Redhawks fell behind in the second by giving up two touchdowns. Boucher was 10-for-22 for 165 yards. Miami (Ohio) managed to tie the game at 14 with two minutes left before the half, but were unable to score the rest of the night.

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Scoring Summary
MIAOHSteve Marck 8 yd pass from Austin Boucher (Kaleb Patterson kick)
MRSHLEssray Taliaferro 1 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLTommy Shuler 4 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MIAOHSpencer Treadwell 2 yd run (Kaleb Patterson kick)
MRSHLGator Hoskins 20 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLCraig Wilkins 16 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLGator Hoskins 14 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLJustin Haig 35 yd FG
MRSHLDevon Smith 54 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLRaheem Waiters 27 yd interception return (Justin Haig kick)
Team Stats
First Downs934
Third Down Efficiency2-139-17
Fourth Down Efficiency0-21-2
Plays-Net Yards57-23994-591
Passing Yds165287
Kick Return Yds5742
Punt Return Yds1970
Time of Poss.28:1331:47
Individual Stats
MIAOH: Austin Gearing 6-27, Dawan Scott 2-21, Spencer Treadwell 5-15, Austin Boucher 11-8, Jamire Westbrook 4-7, Grant Niemiec 1-4, Drew Kummer 1-3, Austin Green 2-2, Falon Lee 2--13
MRSHL: Steward Butler 17-107, Essray Taliaferro 19-89, Rakeem Cato 9-59, Kevin Grooms 4-51, Blake Frohnapfel 2-4, DeAndre Reaves 5-3, Team 1--9
MIAOH: Austin Boucher 10-22-165-1, Austin Gearing 0-1-0-0
MRSHL: Rakeem Cato 22-34-253-0, Blake Frohnapfel 2-3-34-1
MIAOH: Steve Marck 4-41, Rokeem Williams 3-77, Dawan Scott 2-41, Alvonta Jenkins 1-6
MRSHL: Tommy Shuler 9-67, Devon Smith 3-75, Gator Hoskins 3-38, Craig Wilkins 3-36, Essray Taliaferro 2-22, Joe Woodrum 1-26, Devon Johnson 1-10, Dameon Garrett 1-8, Kevin Grooms 1-5
Miami (Ohio)1st Mid American East6-26-7
Marshall6th Conference USA East2-63-9

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