Western Carolina at Marshall

Marshall 52, W. Carolina 24


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Rakeem Cato threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns, helping Marshall build a sizable early lead in an easy 52-24 win over Western Carolina on Saturday night.

Cato was 32 of 42 passing for the Thundering Herd (1-1) before giving way to freshman backup Blake Frohnapfel, who was a perfect 4 of 4 passing for 53 yards with one touchdown.

Marshall's quarterback spread it around in the second quarter, throwing TD passes of 1 yard to Gator Hoskins, 2 yards to Aaron Dobson and 12 yards to Demetrius Evans for a 24-0 Marshall lead. Richard Sigmon's 40-yard field goal at the halftime whistle finally opened the scoring for the Catamounts (1-1).

Devin Arrington returned an interception 18 yards for a score to push the Thundering Herd's advantage to 45-10.

The Thundering Herd outgained the Catamounts 615-335, including a 430-191 yard margin through the air.

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Scoring Summary
MRSHLJustin Haig 24 yd FG
MRSHLGator Hoskins 1 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLAaron Dobson 2 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLDemetrius Evans 12 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
WCARRichard Sigmon 40 yd FG
WCARJacoby Mitchell 5 yd pass from Eddie Sullivan (Richard Sigmon kick)
MRSHLSteward Butler 8 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLRemi Watson 3 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLDevin Arrington 18 yd interception return (Justin Haig kick)
WCAREddie Sullivan 1 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick)
MRSHLEric Frohnapfel 29 yd pass from Blake Frohnapfel (Justin Haig kick)
WCAREddie Sullivan 8 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2137
Third Down Efficiency6-158-14
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-2
Plays-Net Yards75-33594-615
Passing Yds191430
Kick Return Yds10894
Punt Return Yds02
Time of Poss.29:3930:21
Individual Stats
WCAR: Eddie Sullivan 10-50, Michael Johnson 5-30, Shaun Warren 5-26, Darius Ramsey 10-24, Michael Vaughn 5-14
MRSHL: Steward Butler 8-60, Kevin Grooms 12-42, Travon Van 10-40, Remi Watson 6-32, Essray Taliaferro 7-29, Blake Frohnapfel 2-9, Rakeem Cato 2--5, Team 1--22
WCAR: Eddie Sullivan 19-40-191-1
MRSHL: Rakeem Cato 32-42-377-0, Blake Frohnapfel 4-4-53-0
WCAR: Jacoby Mitchell 9-84, Darius Ramsey 4-32, Garrett Brown 2-18, Conner Orr 1-36, Karnorris Benson 1-10, Spearman Robinson 1-8, Michael Vaughn 1-3
MRSHL: Aaron Dobson 9-81, Antavious Wilson 6-98, Tommy Shuler 6-79, Jazz King 4-41, Andre Snipes-Booker 2-39, Eric Frohnapfel 2-35, Demetrius Evans 2-22, Kevin Grooms 1-20, Jermaine Kelson 1-6, Dameon Garrett 1-5, Travon Van 1-3, Gator Hoskins 1-1

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