Scores

Final

Illinois State 10

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Marshall 35

(1-0, 1-0 home)

4:30 PM ET, August 30, 2008

Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

1 2 3 4 T
ILST 7 0 3 010
MRSH 7 7 14 735

Top Performers

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

Marshall 35, Illinois St. 10

Associated Press

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).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILST
MRSH
1st Downs1715
Total Yards327390
Passing229161
Rushing98229
Penalties7-601-10
3rd Down Conversions7-201-10
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers12
Possession39:0021:00

Passing Leaders

Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brockway20/381965.201
MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cann11/221617.321

Rushing Leaders

Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Blow17603.5010
Fisher13362.805
MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Marshall201155.8121
Edwards24824.0149

Receiving Leaders

Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Salem77711.0119
Rourke45814.5039
MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Passmore411127.8288
Slate22211.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERILSTMRSH
TD10:46Chubb Small 16 Yd Run (Craig Ratanamorn Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 31 yds, :56
07
TD01:08Eyad Salem 4 Yd Pass From Drew Kiel (Steven Fetzer Kick)
Drive: 17 plays, 76 yds, 9:38
77
SECOND QUARTERILSTMRSH
TD00:25Darius Passmore 88 Yd Pass From Mark Cann (Craig Ratanamorn Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 88 yds, :10
714
THIRD QUARTERILSTMRSH
TD11:39Darius Passmore 13 Yd Pass From Mark Cann (Craig Ratanamorn Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 39 yds, 1:08
721
FG07:10Zach Kutch 22 Yd
Drive: 10 plays, 68 yds, 4:29
1021
TD03:23Darius Marshall 10 Yd Run (Craig Ratanamorn Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 10 yds, :05
1028
FOURTH QUARTERILSTMRSH
TD00:33Terrell Edwards 49 Yd Run (Craig Ratanamorn Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 83 yds, 4:13
1035