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Mustangs vs Thundering Herd Final: 31-17 - Recap

The Thundering Herd had no answer for Zach Line on Saturday as the Mustangs rolled to a 31-17 win at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

Southern Methodist won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 13-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 48.5.

Kyle Padron completed 17 of 30 pass attempts for 230 yards for the Mustangs in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Thundering Herd defense.

Essray Taliaferro rushed for 32 yards for Marshall, while Aaron Dobson added 17 yards. Brian Anderson threw for 277 yards for the Thundering Herd, while receivers Aaron Dobson and Courtney Edmonson had 57 and 53 yards respectively.

Marshall was outgained by Southern Methodist 415-327 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-19 by the Mustangs.

Marshall lost the time of possession battle 33:20/26:40, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Southern Methodist takes its act on the road to face East Carolina looking for another win. For Marshall, they head home to face Tulane.