GAMEDAY College Football

Marshall 55, Norfolk State 3

Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Ethan Payne and Khalan Laborn both went over 100 yards rushing with two touchdowns each and Marshall routed FCS-member Norfolk State 55-3.

Payne led with 113 yards on 10 carries and Laborn added 12 carries for 102 yards as the Thundering Herd piled up 380 yards on the ground. Payne and Laborn helped soften the absence of Rasheen Ali, one of the nation's top freshmen last season, who took a leave of absence last month for undisclosed reasons.

Henry Colombi was 24-of-26 passing for 205 yards and Marshall finished with 612 yards total offense with 33 first downs.

On defense, the Herd held the Spartans to 114 yards and five first downs.

Five players scored touchdowns for Marshall, including defensive lineman Owen Porter who had a 21-yard fumble return.

Despite the lopsided score, Norfolk State stuck to its ground game but netted only 30 yards on 31 carries. Quarterbacks Jaylan Adams and Otto Kuhns combined to go 6-for-14 for 84 yards.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter NorMarsh
Marsh FG 9:32 Rece Verhoff 30 yd FG 0 3
Marsh TD 6:57 Ethan Payne 45 yd run (Rece Verhoff kick) 0 10
Second Quarter NorMarsh
Marsh TD 10:14 Khalan Laborn 4 yd run (Rece Verhoff kick) 0 17
Marsh TD 8:52 Owen Porter 21 yd fumble return (Rece Verhoff kick) 0 24
Marsh TD 3:43 Corey Gammage 13 yd pass from Henry Colombi (Rece Verhoff kick) 0 31
Marsh TD 0:30 Ethan Payne 7 yd run (Rece Verhoff kick) 0 38
Third Quarter NorMarsh
Marsh TD 12:17 Khalan Laborn 23 yd run (Rece Verhoff kick) 0 45
Marsh TD 10:00 Toby Payne 12 yd pass from Cam Fancher (Rece Verhoff kick) 0 52
Marsh FG 5:19 Rece Verhoff 27 yd FG 0 55
Nor FG 0:38 Grandin Willcox 25 yd FG 3 55
Team Stats
  Norfolk State Marshall
First downs 5 33
  Rushing 2 19
  Passing 3 14
  Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Efficiency 1-12, 8% 7-12, 58%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 31-30 51-380
Passing Yards 84 232
Return Yards 22 16
Completions-Attempts-Int 6-14-1 26-30-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2--15 2--5
Punts 9 1
Punts-Average 35 44
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties - Yards 3-14 3-25
Time of Possession 23:51 36:09
Norfolk State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Adams 3 4 54 0 0
O. Kuhns 3 10 30 0 1
Marshall Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
H. Colombi 24 26 205 1 1
P. Zamora 1 3 15 0 0
C. Fancher 1 1 12 1 0
Norfolk State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. White 4 15 3.8 0
J. Davis 8 11 1.4 0
L. Henry 4 5 1.3 0
F. Boyd 3 3 1.0 0
J. Lennon 3 2 0.7 0
O. Kuhns 5 -2 -0.4 0
J. Adams 3 -3 -1.0 0
Marshall Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
E. Payne 10 113 11.3 2
K. Laborn 12 102 8.5 2
M. Jones 8 51 6.4 0
A. Turner 6 44 7.3 0
C. Fancher 2 38 19.0 0
J. Henderson 1 22 22.0 0
H. Colombi 6 11 1.8 0
I. Gordon 3 9 3.0 0
D. Jackson 1 -3 -3.0 0
Norfolk State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Wonodi 2 50 25.0 0
C. Butler 1 28 28.0 0
C. Pride 1 4 4.0 0
D. Felton 1 4 4.0 0
J. Davis 1 -2 -2.0 0
Marshall Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Keaton 8 71 8.9 0
D. Miller 4 39 9.8 0
E. Payne 3 28 9.3 0
T. Payne 2 27 13.5 1
C. Gammage 2 20 10.0 1
C. McMillan 2 18 9.0 0
C. Coombs 1 9 9.0 0
C. Montgomery 2 7 3.5 0
K. Laborn 1 7 7.0 0
S. Marshall Jr. 1 6 6.0 0
Norfolk State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Long 1 11
Marshall Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Abraham 1 0
Norfolk State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
G. Willcox 9 315 35.0
Marshall Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. McConnell 1 44 44.0
Norfolk State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Marshall Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Keaton 1 2 2.0
Norfolk State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Davis 1 11 11.0
Marshall Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Keaton 1 14 14.0
Norfolk State Missed FG
Player Length
Marshall Missed FG
Player Length




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