Marshall won going away in a game that was predicted to be close by both oddsmakers and bloggers alike. Old Dominion had a little streak of good offense going and was playing at the scene of the biggest upset in history — that win over Virginia Tech — for the first time in a while.
Marshall jumped out to an early lead, getting TDs from Anthony Anderson early before ODU crawled their way back into this thing with ten straight points. After ODU’s Kesean Strong’s 16-yard TD from Blake LaRussa made it 28-20, Marshall proceeded to simply hand the ball to Tyler King for big yards.
He turned a simple game of running out the clock into a track meet in which he was the star.
65-YARD TD RUN FOR TYLER KING! Sealed with somersault 😁@HerdFB extends the lead in the 4th! pic.twitter.com/sUb4ZsKNEr
— Conference USA (@ConferenceUSA) October 13, 2018
Marshall QB Alex Thomson played better than last week, but only just. He really did not need to do too much aside from getting the ball to all-everything WR Tyre Brady. He did so to the tune of 8 grabs and 103 yards and a score.
Marshall will still need some help from the rest of the East before they can think about winning the division, but they did well to earn a win over a dangerous bad team. Three teams share one loss in this division and one more will be added to that number when Middle and FIU finish tonight.
For now, Marshall is in as good a place as it can be.
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