HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Stan Hill threw a touchdown pass and
Chris Royal returned an interception for a score to lead Marshall
to a 20-3 victory over Central Florida on Saturday.
Marshall (5-3, 5-0 Mid-American Conference) outgained UCF
328-104 in a struggle between the conference's two worst offenses.
UCF (0-8, 0-5) saw the nation's longest losing streak extended
to 11 games.
Marshall's Josh Davis had seven catches to move within one of
the conference career reception record of 272 set last year by
former teammate Darius Watts.
Hill, Marshall's career leader in completion percentage, had
trouble in a swirling wind, overthrowing a wide open Davis near the
goal line in the first quarter.
Hill started out 2-of-10, was replaced briefly by Graham
Gochneaur, then returned to throw a 5-yard TD pass to Brad Bates
for a 14-0 halftime lead.
Hill, who finished 15-of-31 for 113 yards, continued to struggle
in the second half with two straight incompletions inside the UCF
20, leading to Ian O'Connor's 28-yard field goal for a 17-0 lead.
O'Connor added a 49-yarder in the fourth quarter and is 13-of-15
on field goals this season.
After Marshall turned the ball over on downs inside the UCF 5 in
the second quarter, Royal made his national-best sixth
interception, picking off Steven Moffett at the 38 and zig-zagging
for a touchdown.
UCF had the ball just three times in Marshall territory.<
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