Marshall 23, Memphis 22

Travon Van scored on a 19-yard run with 6:10 left and Marshall

overcame five turnovers, rallying for a 23-22 win against Memphis

Thursday night.

Both teams now have just one game left in the regular season but

Marshall (5-6, 3-3 Conference USA) played most of this contest like

an early season practice, losing three fumbles and two


Frank Trotter picked up one fumble, running it back 18 yards to

put Memphis (2-9, 1-5) up 22-10 with 11:22 remaining in the


But Andre Booker returned the ensuing kickoff 64 yards, setting

up Tron Martinez, who rushed for 93 yards, on his only touchdown

from 21 yards out on the next play to bring Marshall within five

points 21 seconds later.

Martinez then rushed for 28 yards on Marshall’s next possession,

setting up Van for the game-winner.

Marshall’s defense held Memphis on downs in each of its final

two possessions.