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
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