Marshall Football Postgame Notes
Southern Miss 24, Marshall 14
Marshall game captains for Southern Miss, as selected by Doc Holliday and staff, defensive lineman Ryan Bee, defensive lineman Blake Keller, wide receiver Deon-Tay McManus and offensive lineman Clint Van Horn.
Southern Miss snapped a five-game losing skid to Marshall and took an overall series lead of 7-5. USM hadn’t defeated Marshall since Oct. 2, 2010, a 41-16 win by the Golden Eagles in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Kaare Vedvik’s first quarter punt of 72 yards is a career long and the fifth-longest punt in Marshall history. The punt is the longest by the Herd since Curtis Head’s 75-yard punt at Toledo in 2001. The MU record is 79 yards (John Arnold, at Temple, 1974).
The second quarter touchdown run by Marshall’s Keion Davis was his sixth of the season and the third consecutive game in which he has scored via a rushing attempt.
Sophomore linebacker Frankie Hernandez recorded the first sack and first tackle for a loss of his Marshall career. He also registered a career-high in tackles with eight.
Herd defensive end Ryan Bee was credited with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on the same play late in the second quarter. The forced fumble was Bee’s first of his MU career and it was his fourth career fumble recovery.
Defensive linemen Gary Thompson and Joe Massaquoi combined for a sack in the second quarter. Thompson, a senior, now has 18 career sacks, which puts him 1.5 behind Jamus Martin for eighth on the career list. Massaquoi hadn’t recorded a sack since Sept. 20, 2014 at Akron.
Tight end Ryan Yurachek hauled in a 3-yard catch in the fourth quarter to extend his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 26 games.
Herd quarterback Chase Litton connected with Michael Clark for a 44-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The touchdown pass extended Litton’s streak of consecutive games with a TD pass to 18 games (every game of his college career).