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Marshall rallies late, outduels SMU with a touchdown in OT

Associated Press
Published October 2, 2005


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - In a game in which he threw for 314 yards on 34-of-60 passing, quarterback Bernie Morris took to the ground for two late touchdowns, including the winner in overtime, to lead Marshall over SMU 16-13 on Saturday.

Marshall was held scoreless through three quarters before charging back to tie it at 10 late in the fourth.

Kicker Chris McMurtray's line-drive 40-yard field goal gave SMU the overtime lead, but Morris responded with a 15-yard scramble to win the game for Marshall.

SMU had only seven first downs in the game but led 10-0 midway through the fourth. That's when a 15-play Marshall drive led to the Thundering Herd's first score, a 24-yard field goal by Ian O'Connor.

SMU could not advance the ball on the next possession, and Morris again led Marshall down the field, culminating in a 4-yard touchdown run to tie it.

E. MICHIGAN 27, KENT ST. 20: Darran Matthews' interception with a little more than a minute left sealed it for the host Eagles, who led 27-7 in the fourth quarter before freshman quarterback Jon Brown rallied the Golden Flashes.

WYOMING 42, UNLV 17: Jovon Bouknight had seven catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns to lead the host Cowboys.

TULANE 28, SE LOUISIANA 21: Lester Ricard threw for 324 yards and two touchdowns as the Green Wave, displaced by Hurricane Katrina and playing at LSU, beat the Division I-AA Lions.

SOUTHERN MISS. 33, E. CAROLINA 7: The host Pirates had five turnovers, and the Golden Eagles took advantage.

BOWLING GREEN 70, TEMPLE 7: Omar Jacobs threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns for the host Falcons.

LA. TECH 34, NEW MEXICO ST. 14: Matt Kubik threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns for the host Bulldogs.

IDAHO 27, UTAH STATE 13: Quarterback Steven Wichman completed his first 13 passes and finished 20-for-25 for 238 yards and a touchdown for the Vandals.