Marshall at Tulsa

Marshall comes back at Tulsa 45-34

By Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tommy Shuler and Essray Taliaferro scored touchdowns in the final 4 minutes as Marshall came from behind to defeat Tulsa 45-34 in a game that started one minute late to commemorate the anniversary of the Nov. 14. 1970 plane crash of the Marshall football team.

Kickoff was delayed 1 minute in silent observance to 6:36 p.m. Central Time to mark the moment of the worst sports-related air tragedy that killed 75. Marshall players wore a No. 75 on their helmets.

Marshall (7-3, 5-1 Conference USA) scored the first three TDS and led 31-14 at halftime as Rakeem Cato passed for 456 yards and five touchdowns.

Tulsa (2-8, 1-5) stormed back with 21-straight points in the second half on scoring runs by Dane Evans and Trey Watts.

Shuler caught 9 passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns and Taliaferro 68 yards and Marshall's lone TD on the ground.

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Scoring Summary
MRSHLTommy Shuler 28 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLDevon Smith 44 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLGator Hoskins 22 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
TULSATrey Watts 1 yd run (Carl Salazar kick)
TULSAThomas Roberson 26 yd pass from Dane Evans (Carl Salazar kick)
MRSHLGator Hoskins 6 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLJustin Haig 31 yd FG
TULSADane Evans 3 yd run (blocked XP)
TULSATrey Watts 1 yd run (Thomas Roberson 2pt pass from Trey Watts)
TULSACarl Salazar 29 yd FG
TULSACarl Salazar 30 yd FG
MRSHLTommy Shuler 18 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLEssray Taliaferro 1 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
Team Stats
First Downs3220
Third Down Efficiency14-213-17
Fourth Down Efficiency1-12-3
Plays-Net Yards103-61983-345
Passing Yds456161
Kick Return Yds1337
Punt Return Yds41
Time of Poss.31:4428:16
Individual Stats
MRSHL: Steward Butler 10-75, Essray Taliaferro 20-68, Rakeem Cato 8-13, Kevin Grooms 2-6, Remi Watson 3-5, Team 2--4
TULSA: Trey Watts 31-169, Ja'Terian Douglas 7-18, Dane Evans 5-2, Thomas Roberson 1--5
MRSHL: Rakeem Cato 33-58-456-1
TULSA: Dane Evans 13-39-161-1
MRSHL: Tommy Shuler 9-105, Devon Smith 7-114, Craig Wilkins 6-63, Gator Hoskins 5-55, Essray Taliaferro 3-63, Kevin Grooms 2-39, Devon Johnson 1-17
TULSA: Thomas Roberson 4-58, Jordan James 3-37, Keevan Lucas 2-27, Tyler Wilson 2-14, Chris Hall 1-23, Trey Watts 1-2
Marshall6th Conference USA East2-63-9
Tulsa2nd American Athletic West6-210-3

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