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NCAA Game Summary - Texas-San Antonio at Marshall



(Saturday, October 5)

Final Score: Marshall 34, Texas-San Antonio 10

Huntington, WV (SportsNetwork.com) - Rakeem Cato finished with 279 yards and two touchdowns through the air as the Marshall Thundering Herd completed a 34-10 rout of the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners in a Conference USA matchup at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Cato completed 22-of-32 pass attempts for Marshall (3-2, 1-0 C-USA) as it snapped a two-game losing slide and improved to 3-0 at home on the season. Tommy Shuler reeled in a team-best five catches for 52 yards while Essray Taliaferro led the Thundering Herd on the ground with 58 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Evan McKelvey registered six total tackles and was one of three Marshall defenders to record an interception.

Eric Soza struggled under center for UTSA (2-4, 1-1), completing only 10-of-26 attempts for 130 yards and three interceptions. Although 11 different Roadrunners made at least one catch, Kenny Bias paced the group with only 27 receiving yards. UTSA was limited to only 97 yards rushing on 29 attempts as it suffered its first-ever loss to a C-USA rival in league play.

The Thundering Herd put it out of reach early on with a 24-0 run to start the game. Marshall got on the board just over four minutes after the opening kickoff as Justin Haig connected on a 33-yard field goal attempt. Cato made it 10-0 as he found Devon Johnson for a 17-yard touchdown pass at the 7:06 mark of the first quarter.

Marshall scored its first rushing touchdown with just over two minutes left in the opening quarter as Taliaferro concluded a nine-play, 89-yard drive with a four-yard run across the goal line. Steward Butler punched it in from a yard away with only 5:05 left in the first half to give the hosts an even more comfortable advantage.

UTSA ended the run with under a minute left before halftime as Sean Ianno made a 24-yard field goal.

After a scoreless third quarter, Haig made a 31-yard field goal try in the opening minute of the fourth quarter to end the drought. The Roadrunners finally found the end zone as Soza rushed one yard for a touchdown with 9:44 left to play.

The Herd added some insurance with under four minutes showing on the game clock as Cato tossed a four-yard touchdown pass to Demetrius Evans.

Marshall held a 404-254 edge in total yards of offense and did not commit a single turnover in the contest. The Herd are one of three teams in the C-USA East Division with a perfect record in conference play.

10/05 20:52:24 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
7:05pm Tuesday
PHI 0
ATL 0
7:05pm Tuesday
NYY 0
CHC 0
7:05pm Tuesday
BAL 0
TAM 0
7:08pm Tuesday
DET 0
CLE 0
Final
CIN 7
PIT 5
Final
MIA 11
WAS 2
Final
TEX 5
SEA 0
Final
CWS 2
BOS 1
Final
HOU 2
KAN 4
Final
MIL 1
STL 6
Final
MIN 3
TOR 9
Final
ARI 0
NYM 9
Final
ANA 9
OAK 10
Final
SDP 2
COL 3
Final
SFG 3
LOS 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
PIT
12:35pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
CHC
 
1:10pm Today
MIL
STL
 
3:40pm Today
ARI
NYM
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
ATL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
CHC
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
SEA
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
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SDP
COL
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
 
Final
BRK 98
NYK 109
Final
LAC 117
DEN 105
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CHA
CHI
 
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ORL
IND
 
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MIL
ATL
 
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CLE
BRK
 
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MEM
DAL
 
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OKC
DET
 
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NOP
HOU
 
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SAN
LAL
 
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MIA
PHI
 
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NYK
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
UTA
 
8:00pm Tonight
BOS
WAS
 
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DEN
GSW
 
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POR
LAC
 
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SAC
PHO
 
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
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ANA
DAL
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR