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Oct. 21, 2012

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Marshall Postgame Notes

Marshall 59, Southern Miss 24

Oct. 20, 2012



Southern Miss leads the all-time series 5-3.

Marshall improved to 3-4 (2-1) on the season. Southern Miss fell to 0-7 (0-3).

Marshall's 31 points at halftime was its most in the first half this season and the most since scoring 38 in the first half in a 59-14 win over UAB last season (Oct. 28).

Marshall allowed just seven points in the second half, the fewest this season.


Marshall's 629 yards of total offense was a season-high. It was the second time the Herd has eclipsed 600 yards this season (WCU).

Marshall's 275 yards of rushing was its second most this season.

With 354 yards passing, Marshall has gone over 300 yards in all but one game this season (at Rice).

Marshall's 85 plays were its fewest this season.

Antavious Wilson went over 2,000 career yards, the 12th player in school history to reach that number.

Wilson's touchdown reception increased his career total to 13 which is tied for 13th all-time at Marshall.

Kevin Grooms' 64-yard run was the longest for the Herd since Travon Van's 69-yard run last season at Tulsa (Nov. 12). Grooms' 119 yards was his career high.

Marshall now has 39 touchdowns in seven games. The Herd had 31 in 13 games in 2011 and 29 in 12 games during 2010.

Tommy Shuler had two touchdowns, his first multi-score game of his career.

Rakeem Cato had 340 yards passing. He has thrown over 300 yards in all but one game (Rice) this season.


The 331 yards by Southern Miss was the fewest allowed by a Herd opponent all season.

Jermaine Holmes' fumble recovery in the second quarter was his first takeaway and Marshall's sixth of the season.

Brandon Sparrow's two sacks was a career high as was his three tackles for loss.

Special Teams

Justin Haig's 44-yard field goal in the first quarter was a career high. His previous high was a 37-yarder against Ohio this season.

Southern Miss's fumble in the third quarter was the first forced fumble of Billy Mitchell's career and the first recovery of Armonze Daniel's career.