3. The Thundering Herd thundered away
Where did that come from?
The Marshall running game had its moments in the middle of the season, but it wasn’t consistent. It put up 319 yards and five touchdowns against Old Dominion, but who didn’t? It closed out the regular season with 232 yards and two scores against Virginia Tech, but that was par for the course.
USF’s run defense was sketchy at best coming into the game, and Marshall took advantage by ripping through it like a kid with a present after five bowls of Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs.
Keion Davis ran for 94 yards and two scores, and Brenden Knox added 93 yards for a ground game that finished with 282 yards and five scores, averaging over six yards per carry.
In the slop and the rain, the offense worked perfectly.