NCAA Game Summary - Ohio University at Marshall|
(Saturday, September 25th)
Final Score: Marshall 24, Ohio University 23
Huntington, WV (Sports Network) - The Ohio Bobcats failed on a two-point
conversion attempt on the last play of the game, as the Marshall Thundering
Herd survived for a 24-23 win in a non-conference showdown at Joan C. Edwards
Quarterback Brian Anderson led the way in the victory for Marshall (1-3) by
completing 21-of-30 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns. Two of those
touchdowns went the way of receiver Antavious Wilson, who caught seven balls
for 119 yards.
Ohio (1-3) received a big night from Terrence McCrae, who had four receptions
for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Bobcats' quarterback Boo Jackson threw for
115 yards with two scores and one interception in the loss.
Marshall took the first lead of the contest on a 45-yard touchdown pass from
Anderson to Wilson.
The stayed that way until 3:48 remained in the second quarter when the Bobcats
were able to finally strike, as kicker Matt Weller hit a 48-yard field goal.
Marshall found paydirt before the clock expired in the first half, as Anderson
hit Andre Booker for a seven-yard touchdown strike. The extra point was
blocked by Ohio and the Thundering Herd took a 13-3 lead into the
The Bobcats scored on the opening possession of the second half, as Jackson
completed a two-yard pass to Terrence McCrae.
The Thundering Herd answered back with a 23-yard field goal from Tyler Warner
for a 16-10.
Ohio took its first lead of the night, 17-16, when Paul Hershey darted in for
a six-yard rushing touchdown.
However, that lead wouldn't last very long, as Anderson once again found
Wilson in the end zone from 12 yards out to push the Thundering Herd back on
top, 24-17, after a successful two-point conversion.
As time expired, Jackson tossed a 36-yard prayer that was answered by McCrae,
good enough to bring the game to within 24-23. The Bobcats then elected to go
for the glory and attempted a two-point conversion, but Jackson's pass sailed
through the end zone and Marshall took the exciting one-point victory.
09/25 23:37:13 ET