GAMEDAY College Football

Bowling Green 34, Marshall 31

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Matt McDonald found Ta'ron Keith from 2 yards out in overtime to lift Bowling Green to a 34-31 win over Marshall.

The Thundering Herd came into the game looking to build momentum after shocking Notre Dame, 28-21, to break into the Top 25 for the first time in two seasons.

Henry Colombi fired a 51-yard touchdown pass to Corey Gammage in the first quarter to open the scoring for Marshall and followed it with a 78-yard strike to Caleb McMillan to take a 14-0 lead after one quarter.

McDonald got the Falcons on the board with a 25-yard strike to Odieu Hiliare, but Marshall answered with a 5-yard run by Khalan Laborn to take a 21-7 lead.

McDonald hit Hiliare from 27-yards out, then found Cavon Croom with a 30-yard strike to even the game at 21-21 at intermission.

Bowling Green took the lead when Harold Fannin Jr. punched in from the 1, but Marshall answered on an 8-yard run by Laborn to tie the game and force overtime.

The Thundering Herd got the ball first in overtime and Rece Verhoff kicked a 38-yard field goal.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter MarshBGSU
Marsh TD 13:59 Corey Gammage 51 yard TD pass from Henry Colombi (Rece Verhoff Extra Point) 7 0
Marsh TD 12:28 Caleb McMillan 78 yard TD pass from Henry Colombi (Rece Verhoff Extra Point) 14 0
Second Quarter MarshBGSU
BGSU TD 12:30 Odieu Hiliare 25 yard TD pass from Matt McDonald (Mason Lawler Extra Point) 14 7
Marsh TD 9:25 Khalan Laborn 5 yard TD run (Rece Verhoff Extra Point) 21 7
BGSU TD 6:10 Odieu Hiliare 27 yard TD pass from Matt McDonald (Mason Lawler Extra Point) 21 14
BGSU TD 1:44 Cavon Croom 30 yard TD pass from Matt McDonald (Mason Lawler Extra Point) 21 21
Fourth Quarter MarshBGSU
BGSU TD 13:08 Harold Fannin Jr. 1 yard TD run (Mason Lawler Extra Point) 21 28
Marsh TD 5:43 Khalan Laborn 8 yard TD run (Rece Verhoff Extra Point) 28 28
OT MarshBGSU
Marsh FG   Rece Verhoff 38 yard field goal 31 28
BGSU TD   Taron Keith 2 yard TD pass from Matt McDonald 31 34
Team Stats
  Marshall Bowling Green
First downs 24 19
  Rushing 11 6
  Passing 13 12
  Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Efficiency 7-15, 47% 7-18, 39%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 2-2, 100%
Rushes-Yards 37-191 27-77
Passing Yards 356 300
Return Yards 88 17
Completions-Attempts-Int 26-38-1 29-47-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 4-29 2-14
Punts 6 9
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 4-35 4-25
Marshall Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
H. Colombi 23 34 338 2 1
C. Fancher 3 4 18 0 0
Bowling Green Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. McDonald 28 46 297 4 0
C. Orth 1 1 3 0 0
Marshall Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Laborn 24 157 6.5 2
C. Fancher 2 24 12.0 0
E. Payne 2 9 4.5 0
H. Colombi 9 1 0.1 0
Bowling Green Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
P. Wimberly 5 35 7.0 0
M. McDonald 8 24 3.0 0
T. Keith 3 15 5.0 0
N. Mosley 1 6 6.0 0
J. Patterson 2 5 2.5 0
H. Fannin Jr. 1 1 1.0 1
C. Croom 1 -1 -1.0 0
C. Orth 2 -2 -1.0 0
O. Hiliare 2 -4 -2.0 0
Marshall Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Gammage 7 100 14.3 1
C. McMillan 2 92 46.0 1
T. Keaton 1 38 38.0 0
S. Ahmed 3 36 12.0 0
D. Miller 5 29 5.8 0
K. Laborn 3 29 9.7 0
E. Payne 2 22 11.0 0
C. Montgomery 2 7 3.5 0
J. Harrison 1 3 3.0 0
Bowling Green Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
O. Hiliare 4 79 19.8 2
T. Keith 8 58 7.3 1
C. Croom 4 50 12.5 1
C. Lewis 4 49 12.3 0
T. Broden 2 34 17.0 0
C. Sims 5 25 5.0 0
N. Mosley 1 7 7.0 0
J. Patterson 1 -2 -2.0 0
Marshall Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Bowling Green Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Simms 1 1
Marshall Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. McConnell 6 254 42.3
Bowling Green Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
S. Sir 9 360 40.0
Marshall Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Keaton 4 11 2.8
Bowling Green Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Marshall Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Harrison 2 34 17.0
C. Harrison 1 20 20.0
Bowling Green Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Keith 1 16 16.0
Marshall Missed FG
Player Length
Bowling Green Missed FG
Player Length




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