Marshall 52, Northern Illinois 23
Moves to 9-0 After 63-17 Road Win
Football jumps out front, never looks back in Conference USA opener
Marshall 45, Tulsa 34
The Word on the Herd-August 5, 2013
Enters senior season coming off his best year, with 546 yards in 100 carries and six touchdowns for the C-USA champion Herd … Had first career 100-yard games in 2014 in back-to-back weeks at Akron (124 yards) and Old Dominion (102) … Passed career 1,000-yard mark last season (1,046 entering 2015) … Has scored 14 career TDs … Has made five career starts.
R-JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Ranked No. 3 in Herd rushing with 546 yards on 100 carries in 14 games, with six touchdowns. Also caught three passes for 22 yards and one score … Averaged more than 13 yards per carry in two games – Rhode Island (5-for-66 yards) and Akron (9-for-124) … Had career-long 80-yard TD run in win at Akron (Sept. 20) … In only start of season, scored career-best three rushing TDs in win at Southern Miss, and caught a pass for a 2-yard TD on a Rakeem Cato scramble … Helped Marshall to 3,807 rushing yards for the season, ranking No. 6 in FBS … Made six kickoff returns for 95 yards.
R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Played in eight games around injuries for Military Bowl-winning team … Top game was the bowl win over Maryland, when he ran six times for 42 yards, including a 19-yarder … For the season, ran for 120 yards on 30 carries as the No. 4 running back.
R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Started four games and played in 11 (missed season finale at East Carolina) … Rushed 79 times for 380 yards and seven touchdowns … Caught 11 passes for 85 yards... Ran for two touchdowns and 84 yards in a 54-51 win over Rice (Sept. 22)... Racked up 465 all-purpose yards on the season … Had six tackles on special teams.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Redshirted.
HERD FILE: Born Dec. 17, 1992 … Majoring in Marketing at MU … Starred at Lake Gibson High School, with 428 carries, 28 receptions, 3,457 total yards, and 48 touchdowns in his prep career ... Was 2009 Polk County and Lakeland Ledger Player of the Year, a two-time All-State selection, and a first team All-Area pick... Other Offers: USF, UCF, Ohio, and Western Kentucky.