Marshall 31, Maryland 20
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[December 28, 2013]
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Marshall 31, Maryland 20: Rakeem
Cato passed for 337 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Thundering
Herd past the Terrapins in the Military Bowl presented by Northrop
Grumman in Annapolis, Md.
Gator Hoskins caught six passes for 104 yards and a pair of
touchdowns while Tommy Shuler added nine grabs and a score to lead
the receiving corps. Essray Taliaferro ran for 81 yards and a
touchdown for Marshall (10-4), which picked up the eighth bowl win
in school history.
C.J. Brown went 14-of-24 for 197 yards, two touchdowns and an
interception for Maryland (7-6), which ended the season with five
losses in its last seven games. Brandon Ross ran for 116 yards and
Levern Jacobs caught seven passes for 100 yards and a score for the
Marshall got on the board with Cato's 1-yard TD pass to Shuler and
took a 14-7 lead when Cato found Hoskins for an 8-yard score with 34
seconds left in the first quarter. A series of field goals sent the
Thundering Herd into the break with a 17-13 edge.
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Maryland took its first lead when Brown capped a 17-play,
99-yard drive with a 2-yard, play-action TD pass to Dave
Stinebaugh on the opening play of the fourth quarter. Marshall
responded on the ensuing drive, taking the lead back when
Taliaferro cut to the middle and dove into the end zone for a
7-yard score and a 24-20 lead, and closed it out on Cato's
8-yard TD to Hoskins with 3:42 remaining.
GAME NOTEBOOK: AJ Leggett intercepted Brown with 2:58 left to
seal the game. … Cato (91) moved past Byron Leftwich (89), who
attended the game, and into second place on Marshall's all-time
list for TD passes behind Chad Pennington (115). … Maryland's
99-play drive was the longest in Military Bowl history.
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