Recap - Thundering Herd Defeat Miami (Ohio) 42-27

Recap - Thundering Herd Defeat Miami (Ohio) 42-27

Miami (Ohio) was unable to contain Devon Johnson on Saturday and the result was a 42-27 Week 1 loss against the Thundering Herd.

The Thundering Herd were a -24.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 62.

Rakeem Cato completed 20 of 32 pass attempts for 261 yards for the Thundering Herd in the win.

Spencer Treadwell rushed for 47 yards for Miami (Ohio), while Andrew Hendrix added 46 yards. Andrew Hendrix threw for 318 yards for the RedHawks, while receivers David Frazier and Rokeem Williams had 109 and 99 yards respectively.

Miami (Ohio) lost the offensive yardage battle to Marshall 432-418 yards in Saturday's game. Miami (Ohio) had more first downs as that total ended up 22-20.

Marshall lost the time of possession battle 34:46-25:14, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Marshall heads into a Week 2 battle against Rhode Island. Miami (Ohio), meanwhile, will have their next action against Eastern Kentucky.