Recap - Knights Defeat Marshall 54-17
|Recap - Knights Defeat Marshall 54-17|
Latavius Murray tore up the turf for 156 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Knights to a 54-17 win over the Thundering Herd at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
Central Florida won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 66.5.
Blake Bortles completed 15 of 21 pass attempts for 277 yards for the Knights in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Thundering Herd defense.
Steward Butler rushed for 37 yards for Marshall, while Remi Watson added 29 yards. Rakeem Cato threw for 298 yards for the Thundering Herd, while receivers Aaron Dobson and Tommy Shuler had 68 and 64 yards respectively.
Central Florida outgained Marshall 568-364 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 27-25 by the Thundering Herd.
Marshall lost the time of possession battle 32:59/27:01, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Central Florida takes its act home to face Southern Methodist looking for another win. For Marshall, they head home to face Memphis.