Marshall vs Southern Miss Recap - Thundering Herd Win 59-24
Rakeem Cato sliced and diced the Golden Eagles defense for 340 yards as Marshall handed Southern Miss a 59-24 defeat on Saturday at MM Roberts Stadium.
Marshall was the ATS victor, as they covered the 4-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 65.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Kevin Grooms rushed for 119 yards, while Steward Butler added 71 yards in the win. Tommy Shuler and Antavious Wilson added 111 and 96 receiving yards respectively.
Kendrick Hardy rushed for 50 yards for Southern Miss, while Desmond Johnson added 39 yards. Anthony Alford threw for 65 yards for the Golden Eagles, while receivers Quentin Pierce and Francisco Llanos had 39 and 25 yards respectively.
Southern Miss was outgained by Marshall 629-331 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 32-25 by the Thundering Herd.
The time of possession battle favored Southern Miss as their offense was on the field for 30:23, longer than the 29:37 of their opponents.
Next game, Marshall takes its act home to face Central Florida looking for another win. For Southern Miss, they head on the road to face Rice.