Blue Raiders Down Marshall 51-49 - Match Report
Jordan Parker ran for 127 yards as Middle Tennessee handled Marshall by a score of 51-49 on Thursday at Floyd Stadium.
Middle Tennessee won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 10-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 56.5.
Logan Kilgore completed 22 of 40 pass attempts for 277 yards for the Blue Raiders in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Thundering Herd defense.
Essray Taliaferro rushed for 134 yards for Marshall, while Kevin Grooms added 50 yards. Rakeem Cato threw for 235 yards for the Thundering Herd, while receivers Gator Hoskins and Tommy Shuler had 88 and 61 yards respectively.
Marshall lost the offensive yardage battle to Middle Tennessee 585-448 yards in Thursday's game. Middle Tennessee had more first downs as that total ended up 31-27.
The time of possession battle favored Middle Tennessee as their offense was on the field for 32:49, longer than the 27:11 of their opponents.
Middle Tennessee looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against UAB. Marshall will aim to get back on the winning track vs Southern Miss.