Thundering Herd vs Owls Final: 24-23 - Recap
Marshall earned a 24-23 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday in Week 7 action at GEO Group Stadium.
Marshall did not, however, defeat the Owls against the spread, which closed at 9.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 56.5.
Rakeem Cato completed 18 of 34 pass attempts for 216 yards for the Thundering Herd in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Owls defense.
Jaquez Johnson rushed for 78 yards for Florida Atlantic, while Jonathan Wallace added 75 yards. Jaquez Johnson threw for 187 yards for the Owls, while receivers William Dukes and Jenson Stoshak had 70 and 47 yards respectively.
Florida Atlantic outgained Marshall 395-355 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 24-18 by the Owls.
The time of possession battle favored Florida Atlantic as their offense was on the field for 35:11, longer than the 24:49 of their opponents.
Next game, Marshall takes its act on the road to face Middle Tennessee looking for another win. For Florida Atlantic, they head on the road to face Auburn.