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Game notes – FIU at Marshall – October 28, 2017
The game captains, as selected by Marshall head coach Doc Holliday and his staff, were junior quarterback Chase Litton (offense), junior linebacker Juwon Young (defense) and senior specialist Kaare Vedvik (special teams).
Marshall had its streak of consecutive wins snapped at five.
Marshall had its streak of consecutive games without allowing a first quarter touchdown ended at seven. FIU scored two touchdowns in the first quarter.
With a second quarter reception, MU tight end Ryan Yurachek extended his streak of consecutive games with a catch to 37 games.
Marshall quarterback Chase Litton eclipsed several personal milestones: 600 career completions, 1,000 career attempts and 7,000 career passing yards.
Litton passed Todd Donnan for fifth place on the program’s career passing touchdowns list. Litton’s three touchdowns give him 63 for his career. Donnan had 61.
Litton passed two names on the MU career passing yardage list: John Gregory and Todd Donnan. Litton is now fifth with 7,130 career yards. Donnan finished his career with 7,050 passing yards and Gregory had 7,020.
Litton’s 363 passing yards were a season high and the third-best single game mark of his Marshall career.
Litton had his streak of consecutive pass attempts without an interception snapped at 164. The streak is the longest in Doc Holliday’s eight seasons as head coach and the second-longest in program history. Chad Pennington holds the record with 177 consecutive passes without an interception, which spanned the 1997 and ’98 seasons.
Marshall junior running back Keion Davis’ 59-yard run in the fourth quarter was the longest of his career.
MU freshman running back Tyler King scored his fifth touchdown of the season and third in the last two games. King also set career highs in receptions (five) and receiving yards (45).
Junior receiver Tyre Brady went over 100 yards receiving for the second time this season and caught a touchdown for the fifth time in eight games.
Junior receiver Marcel Williams set career highs in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (92). The touchdown was his second of the season.
Sophomore receiver Obi Obialo set career highs in receptions (four) and receiving yards (47).
Junior linebacker Chase Hancock set a career high with 17 tackles. His previous career high was 11 (2017 vs. Kent State and 2016 vs. Charlotte).