Virginia Tech 29, Marshall 21

Date - Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Lane Stadium
Attendance - 64060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Marshall 7 14 0 0 0 21
Virginia Tech 14 0 0 7 8 29

Recap


Virginia Tech 29, Marshall 21 (3OT):
Logan Thomas threw for 181 yards and accounted for three touchdowns as the Hokies survived a major scare to beat the visiting Thundering Herd for the eighth straight time.

Trey Edmunds ran for 110 yards on 22 carries and Virginia Tech (3-1) forced three turnovers and recorded three sacks. The Hokies blocked and returned a punt for a touchdown in the first quarter and then pulled ahead on Thomas' 2-yard rush in triple overtime to seal the come-from-behind victory.

Rakeem Cato went 19-of-41 for 228 yards with two touchdowns in the air and one on the ground. Devon Smith and Gator Hoskins caught touchdown passes in the first half for Marshall (2-2). Tommy Shuler racked up 120 receiving yards while Essray Taliaferro chipped in with 105 yards on the ground in a losing effort.

The Hokies opened the scoring just two minutes into the game courtesy of a blocked punt that Derek DiNardo returned for a touchdown. The Thundering Herd answered quickly as Cato found Smith for a 12-yard score. Virginia Tech regained the lead after Thomas' 2-yard plunge before Marshall reeled off 14 straight points to take a 21-14 advantage into halftime.

The Hokies tied things up when Thomas found Willie Byrn in the end zone on fourth down with 3:09 remaining in the fourth quarter. Both teams missed potential game-winning field goals in overtime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cato has now thrown for at least one touchdown in 22 consecutive games. … K Cody Journell, who missed three field goals and an extra point last week, did not dress for Virginia Tech. … Both teams went a combined 0-5 on field goal attempts.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:00
Virginia Tech   TD  Virginia Tech 7 - Marshall 0
1st Quarter - 7:56
Marshall   TD  Virginia Tech 7 - Marshall 7
1st Quarter - 1:27
Virginia Tech   TD  Virginia Tech 14 - Marshall 7
2nd Quarter - 13:59
Marshall   TD  Virginia Tech 14 - Marshall 14
2nd Quarter - 9:06
Marshall   TD  Virginia Tech 14 - Marshall 21
4th Quarter - 3:09
Virginia Tech   TD  Virginia Tech 21 - Marshall 21
OT - 15:00
Virginia Tech   TD  Virginia Tech 29 - Marshall 21
TEAMS

Team Records

  Marshall Virginia Tech
W/L 2 - 2 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Marshall Virginia Tech
Score 21 29
First Downs 22 23
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-20
45%
2-for-16
12%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
3-for-4
75%
Total Yards 361 382
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 46-133 53-201
Average/Rush 2.9 3.8
Passing
Comp-Att 19-41 18-34
Passing Yards 228 181
Average/Pass Play 5.1 5.0
Penalties-Yards 11-66 4-45
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 2
Time of Possession 26:39 33:21

PLAYER STATS

Marshall (2 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Cato 19/41 228 2 2
Virginia Tech (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Thomas 18/34 181 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
E. Taliaferro 26 105 4.0 0
R. Cato 15 46 3.1 1
R. Watson 1 0 0.0 0
S. Butler 1 -4 -4.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Edmunds 22 110 5.0 0
L. Thomas 23 58 2.5 2
C. Mangus 6 18 3.0 0
A. Hughes 1 12 12.0 0
S. Rogers 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Shuler 10 120 12.0 0
D. Smith 4 68 17.0 1
D. Evans 3 16 5.3 0
G. Hoskins 1 13 13.0 1
E. Frohnapfel 1 11 11.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Mangus 3 47 15.7 0
J. Stanford 4 43 10.8 0
D. Coles 2 32 16.0 0
D. Knowles 3 21 7.0 0
K. Cline 2 20 10.0 0
W. Byrn 2 15 7.5 1
S. Rogers 1 5 5.0 0
J. Caleb 1 -2 -2.0 0