Marshall rolls to 52-14 victory over Miami (Ohio)

Rakeem Cato threw five touchdown passes for Marshall in a 52-14

victory over Miami (Ohio) in the season opener for both teams

Saturday night.

Cato had a game-changing third quarter with three touchdown

passes to break a tie and ignite 37 unanswered points for the

Thundering Herd. Cato led the nation in passing yards and

completions per game last season. Marshall’s 304 total yards

rushing contributed to its successful passing game, compared to

just 74 yards rushing for Miami (Ohio).

Austin Boucher’s touchdown pass gave Miami (Ohio) a quick lead

in the first quarter before the Redhawks fell behind in the second

by giving up two touchdowns. Boucher was 10-for-22 for 165 yards.

Miami (Ohio) managed to tie the game at 14 with two minutes left

before the half, but were unable to score the rest of the

night.