UTSA at Marshall

Marshall cruises to a 34-10 victory over UTSA


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Rakeem Cato threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns and Marshall's defense intercepted three passes in a 34-10 victory over UTSA on Saturday.

Marshall (3-2, 1-0 Conference USA) had no turnovers on the day and the Thundering Herd capitalized on the costly mistakes of UTSA, allowing them to go ahead 17-0 in the first quarter. Cato was 22-for 32 passing, with touchdown passes to Demetrius Evans and Devon Johnson.

UTSA's (2-4, 1-1) Eric Soza had two interceptions in the first quarter that set up Marshall's first 10 points of the game. The Roadrunners were down 27-3 when Soza scored on a 1-yard run, their only touchdown.

A.J. Leggett's third quarter interception was the ninth for Marshall this season, matching its mark for all of the 2012 season.

Marshall's defense held UTSA to 254 total yards and limited them to 16 first downs.

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Scoring Summary
MRSHLJustin Haig 33 yd FG
MRSHLDevon Johnson 17 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLEssray Taliaferro 4 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLSteward Butler 1 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
TXSASean Ianno 24 yd FG
MRSHLJustin Haig 31 yd FG
TXSAEric Soza 1 yd run (Sean Ianno kick)
MRSHLDemetrius Evans 4 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1623
Third Down Efficiency4-1410-18
Fourth Down Efficiency1-20-1
Plays-Net Yards63-25481-404
Passing Yds157279
Kick Return Yds3061
Punt Return Yds056
Time of Poss.29:4030:20
Individual Stats
TXSA: Aaron Grubb 1-29, Brandon Armstrong 3-28, David Glasco 7-20, Evans Okotcha 8-19, Eric Soza 8-5, Jarveon Williams 1-3, Kenny Bias 1--7
MRSHL: Essray Taliaferro 14-58, Kevin Grooms 13-47, Steward Butler 10-33, Team 2--2, Rakeem Cato 10--11
TXSA: Eric Soza 10-26-130-3, Tucker Carter 4-8-27-0
MRSHL: Rakeem Cato 22-32-279-0
TXSA: Brandon Freeman 2-20, Cole Hubble 2-16, Jarveon Williams 2-11, Kenny Bias 1-27, CheRod Simpson 1-23, Kenny Harrison 1-15, Marcellus Mack 1-14, Jeremiah Moeller 1-10, Aaron Grubb 1-10, Miles Lerch 1-6, Evans Okotcha 1-5
MRSHL: Tommy Shuler 5-52, Devon Smith 4-69, Craig Wilkins 4-53, Demetrius Evans 3-20, Kevin Grooms 2-14, Jazz King 1-40, Devon Johnson 1-17, Davonte Allen 1-8, Gator Hoskins 1-6
UTSA2nd Conference USA West5-36-7
Marshall6th Conference USA East2-63-9

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