(0-1, 0-1 away)
(1-0, 1-0 home)
4:30 PM ET, August 30, 2008
Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV
Passing: M. Cann (MRSH) - 161 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: D. Marshall (MRSH) - 20 CAR, 115 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: D. Passmore (MRSH) - 4 REC, 111 YDS, 2 TD
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.(AP) -- Darius Marshall rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown and Darius Passmore caught two touchdown passes to lead Marshall to a 35-10 victory over Illinois State on Saturday.
Passmore's touchdowns covered 88 and 13 yards, and Marshall's 10-yard score gave the Thundering Herd (1-0) a 28-10 lead with 3:23 remaining in the third quarter.
Passmore finished with four catches for 111 yards.
The Thundering Herd rushed for 229 yards as a team, averaging 7.2 yards a carry. Terrell Edwards scored Marshall's final touchdown on a 49-yard run with 33 seconds remaining in the game.
Illinois State quarterback Kevin Brockway was 20-for-38 for 196 yards and an interception. Eyad Salem had a 4-yard touchdown reception for the Redbirds (0-1).