Marshall 34, East Carolina 27
Nov. 26, 2011
Marshall's five Conference USA wins are the most in school history.
Marshall improved to 3-3 all time in overtime games, 2-1 in overtime against ECU.
It was the first overtime game played for the Herd since Sept. 10, 2010 against West Virginia (Lost 24-21 in first OT).
Offense Freshman quarterback Rakeem Cato threw for a career-high 341 yards.
Junior wide receiver Aaron Dobson recorded a season-high 110 yards receiving. His previous high was 103 against Virginia Tech this season.
Marshall opened the game with a 77-yard touchdown pass from Rakeem Cato to Aaron Dobson on the first play from scrimmage. The 77 yards was the longest touchdown pass of the season by Cato and the longest touchdown reception by Dobson.
Cato hooked up with Dobson twice, the second was a 13-yard catch to tie the game 17-17 near the end of the second quarter.
Defense Senior defensive back Rashad Jackson recorded his third and fourth interceptions of the season. It is the first time a Marshall player had two interceptions in a game since Omar Brown's two picks against Tulane on Nov. 27, 2010.
Redshirt freshman defensive back Phillip Warren's 13 tackles was a personal best and a game high. It not only more than doubled his previous high of five tackles (at Houston), but also more than doubled his season total of 12. Warren now has 25 tackles on the season.
Sophomore Darryl Roberts' interception in overtime to seal the Herd win was the first of his career.
Special Teams Sophomore Alex Bazzie recovered his first fumble of the season during Marshall's first kickoff of the game. The fumble was forced by redshirt freshman Phillip Warren.
ECU kicker Michael Barbour's career-long 58-yard field goal to end the half was a new Joan C. Edwards Stadium record. He also made a 57-yard field goal early in the second quarter. The previous record was 53 yards held by Marshall's Curtis Head against Buffalo on Oct. 12, 2002.
Senior kicker Tyler Warner was 2-for-2 for the game with a 24-yard field goal and a 23 yarder