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Miners Fall 16-12 Against Marshall - Game Recap

Miners Fall 16-12 Against Marshall - Game Recap

Tron Martinez scampered through the Texas El Paso defense for 116 yards as Marshall handed the Miners a 16-12 defeat on Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Thundering Herd were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 2.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 54.5.

Brian Anderson completed 13 of 26 pass attempts for 138 yards for the Thundering Herd in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Donald Buckram rushed for 48 yards for Texas El Paso, while James Thomas added 29 yards. Trevor Vittatoe threw for 229 yards for the Miners, while receivers Kris Adams and Marlon McClure had 82 and 48 yards respectively.

Marshall was outgained by Texas El Paso 316-313 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-17 by the Miners.

Marshall lost the time of possession battle 34:43/25:17, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Marshall heads into a Week 10 battle against UAB. Texas El Paso, meanwhile, will have their next action against Southern Methodist.