GAMEDAY College Football

Marshall 44, North Carolina Central 10

Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - Grant Wells accounted for four touchdowns, all in the first half, and Marshall defeated North Carolina Central 44-10.

Wells completed 31 of 40 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. He opened the scoring with a 10-yard run then threw touchdowns passes to Talik Keaton twice and another to Rasheen Ali as the Thundering Herd (2-0) took a 30-7 halftime lead.

The Eagles' lone touchdown came on a 4-yard pass from Davius Richard to Mookie Collier in the second quarter. NC Central was held to 177 yards and just nine first downs.

Marshall's 700 yards total offense came with 463 passing and another 237 rushing. The lofty total got a big boost from a 99-yard fourth-quarter touchdown drive after the Herd recovered a fumble at their own 1-yard line.

Ali, who scored four touchdowns in his freshman debut a week ago, added 45 yards on the ground.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter NCCentMarsh
Marsh TD 9:19 Grant Wells 10 yd run (failed 2pt pass) 0 6
Second Quarter NCCentMarsh
Marsh TD 14:05 Talik Keaton 14 yd pass from Grant Wells (Andrew Sanders kick) 0 13
Marsh TD 8:57 Rasheen Ali 3 yd pass from Grant Wells (Andrew Sanders kick) 0 20
NCCent TD 3:23 Latrell Collier 4 yd pass from Davius Richard (Adrian Olivo kick) 7 20
Marsh TD 2:04 Talik Keaton 46 yd pass from Grant Wells (Andrew Sanders kick) 7 27
Marsh FG 0:25 Andrew Sanders 27 yd FG 7 30
Third Quarter NCCentMarsh
Marsh TD 4:40 Knowledge McDaniel 3 yd run (Andrew Sanders kick) 7 37
Fourth Quarter NCCentMarsh
Marsh TD 7:28 Ethan Payne 8 yd run (Shane Ciucci kick) 7 44
NCCent FG 0:53 Adrian Olivo 21 yd FG 10 44
Team Stats
  North Carolina Central Marshall
First downs 9 38
  Rushing 3 15
  Passing 4 22
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 1-12, 8% 9-16, 56%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 28-71 42-237
Passing Yards 106 463
Return Yards 111 36
Completions-Attempts-Int 14-32-0 42-58-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--14 0-0
Punts 10 3
Punts-Average 35.9 26
Fumbles Lost 2-2 2-1
Penalties - Yards 12-81 8-84
Time of Possession 26:59 32:36
North Carolina Central Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Richard 14 32 106 1 0
Marshall Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. Wells 34 47 347 3 1
L. Zban 6 8 84 0 1
C. Fancher 2 3 32 0 0
North Carolina Central Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Currie-Elliott 9 34 3.8 0
L. Collier 3 23 7.7 0
J. Pullen 2 6 3.0 0
D. Richard 6 5 0.8 0
J. Freeman 4 3 0.8 0
I. Totten 4 0 0.0 0
Marshall Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. McDaniel 7 67 9.6 1
R. Ali 8 45 5.6 0
L. Zban 6 43 7.2 0
E. Payne 6 38 6.3 1
S. Evans 8 25 3.1 0
C. Fancher 2 15 7.5 0
G. Wells 5 4 0.8 1
North Carolina Central Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Barnes 3 40 13.3 0
T. Pratt 4 26 6.5 0
Q. McCall 1 19 19.0 0
A. Smith 1 10 10.0 0
R. McDaniel 2 6 3.0 0
J. Freeman 1 4 4.0 0
L. Collier 1 4 4.0 1
J. Currie-Elliott 1 -3 -3.0 0
Marshall Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Harrison 4 81 20.3 0
T. Keaton 3 73 24.3 2
C. Gammage 7 70 10.0 0
R. Ali 8 47 5.9 1
S. Scarcelle 1 45 45.0 0
S. Evans 3 30 10.0 0
E. Horton 3 29 9.7 0
C. McMillan 2 22 11.0 0
C. Coombs 1 17 17.0 0
X. Gaines 3 12 4.0 0
E. Payne 2 11 5.5 0
W. Johnson 1 9 9.0 0
S. Ahmed 2 7 3.5 0
E. Hahn 1 6 6.0 0
D. Miller 1 4 4.0 0
North Carolina Central Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Reed 1 94
J. Nicholson 1 0
Marshall Interceptions
Player Int Yards
North Carolina Central Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Velarde 10 359 35.9
Marshall Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. LeFevre 3 78 26.0
North Carolina Central Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Jones 1 2 2.0
Marshall Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Keaton 1 0 0
W. Johnson 1 0 0
North Carolina Central Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Codrington 1 15 15.0
Marshall Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. McCoy 2 23 11.5
J. Harrison 1 13 13.0
North Carolina Central Missed FG
Player Length
Marshall Missed FG
Player Length
A. Sanders 45




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