Memphis at Marshall

Marshall 38, Memphis 28


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Rakeem Cato threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns to lead Marshall over Memphis 38-28 on Saturday.

Cato capped a 75-yard drive with a 28-yard scoring pass to Davonte Allen with 7:34 remaining for the Thundering Herd (4-5, 3-2 Conference USA) after three consecutive touchdowns by the Tigers (1-8, 1-4) had whittled a 31-7 deficit to three points.

With Memphis trailing 31-21, Tom Hornsey's 61-yard pass to Bobby McCain on a fake punt put the Tigers at the Marshall 4. Jai Steib fumbled on a rush from the 2, but Jordan Devey was there to recover and score.

Kevin Grooms' 28-yard run helped the Thundering Herd reach Memphis territory on their next possession, but the drive stalled before Cato found Allen for the score on a fourth-and-6 play.

Cato completed 34 of 44 passes, including 22 of 29 in the first half, and has thrown for 3,290 yards this season.

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Scoring Summary
MRSHLGator Hoskins 1 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLJustin Haig 41 yd FG
MEMPJai Steib 5 yd run (Tyler Spurlock kick)
MRSHLRemi Watson 4 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLDemetrius Evans 25 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLDevon Johnson 9 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MEMPJesse Milleson 1 yd pass from Jacob Karam (Paulo Henriques kick)
MEMPJai Steib 2 yd run (Paulo Henriques kick)
MEMPJordan Devey 0 yd run (Paulo Henriques kick)
MRSHLDavonte Allen 28 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2124
Third Down Efficiency7-196-12
Fourth Down Efficiency6-71-2
Plays-Net Yards84-37271-433
Passing Yds231341
Kick Return Yds11712
Punt Return Yds251
Time of Poss.37:3722:23
Individual Stats
MEMP: Brandon Hayes 22-60, Jacob Karam 15-41, Jai Steib 15-40, Jordan Devey 0-0
MRSHL: Kevin Grooms 7-46, Steward Butler 7-34, Remi Watson 9-32, Team 2--4, Rakeem Cato 2--16
MEMP: Jacob Karam 21-31-170-0, Tom Hornsey 1-1-61-0
MRSHL: Rakeem Cato 34-44-341-0
MEMP: Marcus Rucker 6-44, Reggie Travis 3-37, Keiwone Malone 3-30, Brandon Hayes 3-20, Jai Steib 2-16, Alan Cross 2-11, Bobby McCain 1-61, Tevin Jones 1-11, Jesse Milleson 1-1
MRSHL: Antavious Wilson 7-61, Demetrius Evans 7-50, Tommy Shuler 5-78, Davonte Allen 4-87, Gator Hoskins 4-25, C.J. Crawford 2-11, Jazz King 1-15, Devon Johnson 1-9, Aaron Dobson 1-4, Kevin Grooms 1-2, Remi Watson 1--1
Memphis3rd American Athletic West5-38-5
Marshall6th Conference USA East2-63-9

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