The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

November 23, 2013

Marshall tops FIU

MIAMI — Gator Hoskins had 137 yards receiving and caught three touchdown passes from Rakeem Cato as Marshall routed Florida International 48-10 on Saturday night.

The win means that Marshall's game next week against East Carolina will determine the Conference USA East Division champion. The winner of that game will play in the conference title game on Dec. 7.

Marshall (8-3, 6-1 Conference USA) got on the board with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Cato to Hoskins in the second quarter. Cato and Hoskins also connected for a pair of scores — a 15-yarder and a 32-yarder — in the third. Cato finished with four touchdown passes on the day.

It was the Thundering Herd's fourth straight win and sixth in their past seven games.

Florida International (1-10, 1-6) managed just 262 yards of total offense. It's the seventh time this season that the Panthers have scored 10 points or fewer.

Marshall    0    20    14    14     — 48

FIU    3      0      0      7     — 10

First Quarter

FIU_FG A.Taylor 43, 11:03.

Second Quarter

Mar_Hoskins 25 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 13:25.

Mar_Butler 72 run (kick failed), 5:42.

Mar_Shuler 21 pass from Cato (Haig kick), :11.

Third Quarter

Mar_Hoskins 15 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 10:59.

Mar_Hoskins 32 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 2:08.

Fourth Quarter

FIU_Griner 10 pass from Hilliard (A.Taylor kick), 10:03.

Mar_B.Frohnapfel 45 run (Haig kick), 8:48.

Mar_Hunt 40 pass from B.Frohnapfel (Haig kick), 2:18.

A_15,891.

        Mar    FIU

First downs        25    15

Rushes-yards    31-270    45-95

Passing        288    167

Comp-Att-Int        17-34-0    15-29-1

Return Yards        19    5

Punts-Avg.        6-47.7    9-43.2

Fumbles-Lost    0-0    0-0

Penalties-Yards    8-58    6-59

Time of Possession    21:14    38:46

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Marshall, B.Frohnapfel 4-78, Butler 4-76, Grooms 10-55,

Taliaferro 7-49, Cato 5-10, Watson 1-2. FIU, Caldwell 17-56,

Spearman 8-40, Satterfield-Rowe 5-19, Jasper 4-(minus 4),

Hilliard 11-(minus 16).

PASSING_Marshall, Cato 15-31-0-241, B.Frohnapfel 2-3-0-47. FIU,

Hilliard 15-29-1-167.

RECEIVING_Marshall, Hoskins 6-137, Shuler 6-74, D.Johnson 2-34,

Taliaferro 2-3, Hunt 1-40. FIU, Smith 3-46, Rhymes 2-37, Griner 2-12,

C.Taylor 2-8, Lowder 1-19, Vann 1-13, Porter 1-11,

Satterfield-Rowe 1-10, J.Williams 1-9, Oyegunle 1-2.

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