Gardner-Webb at Marshall

Marshall cruises to a 55-0 win over Gardner-Webb


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Steward Butler ran for 151 yards on nine carries and scored three times, as Marshall blew out Gardner-Webb 55-0 on Saturday night.

Butler had scoring runs of 9, 46, and 13 yards and Marshall (2-0) amassed 224 yards on the ground, compared to 67 for Gardner-Webb. Leading 34-0 at halftime, the Thundering Herd added three touchdowns in the third quarter and were scoreless in the fourth.

Rakeem Cato added 230 yards through the air for the Thundering Herd, including one touchdown running and one throwing. Blake Frohnapfel capped off the scoring with a third quarter throw to his twin brother Eric.

Gardner-Webb (1-1) turned the ball over six times, three fumbles and three interceptions. The Runnin' Bulldogs had 184 yards of total offense and gave up 509 yards to Marshall.

Marshall scored 52 points a week ago against Miami (Ohio), 38 coming in the second half.

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Scoring Summary
MRSHLSteward Butler 9 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLSteward Butler 46 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLRakeem Cato 8 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLJustin Haig 31 yd FG
MRSHLMonterius Lovett 70 yd interception return (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLJustin Haig 25 yd FG
MRSHLTommy Shuler 44 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLSteward Butler 13 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLEric Frohnapfel 1 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Justin Haig kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1426
Third Down Efficiency3-133-12
Fourth Down Efficiency0-02-4
Plays-Net Yards64-18474-509
Passing Yds117285
Kick Return Yds8045
Punt Return Yds219
Time of Poss.32:5627:4
Individual Stats
GRDWB: Juanne Blount 15-53, J.J. Hubbard 4-25, Rod Talley 8-23, Earnest Harmon 2-5, Nat Dunlap 3-3, Josh Kelty 2--6, Lucas Beatty 8--18, Team 2--18
MRSHL: Steward Butler 9-151, Essray Taliaferro 12-44, Remi Watson 7-24, Rakeem Cato 4-6, Neville Hewitt 2-4, Blake Frohnapfel 4-1, Team 1--6
GRDWB: Lucas Beatty 7-15-101-2, Nat Dunlap 2-5-16-1
MRSHL: Rakeem Cato 16-28-230-1, Blake Frohnapfel 6-7-55-0
GRDWB: Kenny Cook 4-47, J.J. Hubbard 1-28, Mike Estes 1-23, Kalay Jones 1-8, Don Manning 1-8, Richard Jules 1-3
MRSHL: Tommy Shuler 5-85, DeAndre Reaves 3-33, Demetrius Evans 3-30, Davonte Allen 2-31, Devon Smith 2-29, Craig Wilkins 2-21, Gator Hoskins 1-22, Steward Butler 1-18, Justin Hunt 1-8, Essray Taliaferro 1-7, Eric Frohnapfel 1-1

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