Marshall Football Postgame Notes
Marshall 21, Kent State 0
The game captains, as selected by Marshall head coach Doc Holliday and his staff, were junior receiver Tyre Brady (offense), junior linebacker Chase Hancock (defense) and junior linebacker Artis Johnson (special teams).
Chase Litton’s second quarter touchdown pass extended his streak of consecutive games with a scoring toss to 24 games – the longest among FBS quarterbacks.
The touchdown pass by Chase Litton also moved him into a tie for No. 6 in program history with 51. John Gregory also had 51 career touchdown passes.
In the first half, Chase Litton passed Carl Fodor for No. 6 in Marshall history in career completions. Fodor had 521.
Tight end Ryan Yurachek’s reception in the first quarter extended his streak of consecutive games with a catch to 32 – the fourth-longest streak in the FBS entering this week’s games.
Junior receiver Marcel Williams established new career highs in receptions (8) and yards (79). His second quarter touchdown catch was the first of his career.
Marshall’s win against Kent State gives the Thundering Herd a 19-18 edge in the series. Marshall has won 12 consecutive games in the series.
Kent State had did not allow a sack in the first 10 quarters of the season. Marshall defensive lineman Ryan Bee sacked Kent State QB George Bollas in the third quarter, the first sack allowed by the Golden Flashes offense this season. The Marshall defense recorded three sacks in a five-play span to end the third quarter, with Damien Dozier and Nazeeh Johnson getting their first sacks of the season. The sack by Johnson was the first of his career.
Marshall finished with seven sacks as a team, the most by the Herd since it also recorded seven sacks against Florida International on Nov. 23, 2013. It is the 10th time in school history Marshall has had seven or more sacks in a game.
Chris Jackson recorded his second interception in three games this season. He has four interceptions in his 15-game career.
Freshman Tyler King saw his first carries at Marshall, and he recorded the Herd’s longest rushing play of the game (21 yards).
Tyler King finished with 101 yards, the first 100-yard rusher for the Herd since Anthony Anderson did it last season against Middle Tennessee (109 yards on 16 carries). King is the fourth different player on Marshall’s current roster with a 100-yard game (King, Anderson, Hyleck Foster and Tony Pittman).
Chase Litton’s 14-yard run for a touchdown in the fourth quarter was his second career TD on the ground.