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Marshall Thundering Herd (7-5)


Sat. 11/13 Sat. 11/20 Sat. 11/27
vs. UAB
L 14-21
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@ Char
W 49-28
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vs. WestKy
L 21-53
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Zappe leads WKU past Marshall for C-USA East Division crown

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Bailey Zappe threw four touchdown passes - all in the second half - and Western Kentucky spotted Marshall 14 points before pulling away for a 53-21 victory on Saturday, laying claim to Conference USA's East Division crown.

In a game between the top two teams in the East, the Hilltoppers (8-4, 7-1) ran off 36 unanswered points to earn the right to face 15th-ranked UTSA in the conference championship game on Dec. 3 in San Antonio.

Western Kentucky managed just two field goals by Brayden Narveson and trailed 14-6 at halftime. Zappe came out firing in the third quarter. He hooked up with Daewood Davis for a 47-yard TD just 1:19 into the third quarter. Zappe followed that with a 14-yard TD toss to Malachi Corley before firing a 50-yard scoring strike to Davis midway through the quarter. Narveson added a 53-yard field goal and WKU led 29-14 heading to the fourth. Zappe's final TD toss was an 8-yarder to Dalvin Smith 52 seconds in. Davion Williams capped the scoring for the Hilltoppers with a 45-yard pick-6 in the final minute.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: G. Wells3436
Passing TDs: G. Wells16
Rushing Yards: R. Ali1241
Rushing TDs: R. Ali20
Receiving Yards: C. Gammage819
Receiving TDs: S. Ahmed3
Interceptions: S. Gilmore3
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 at Navy W 49 - 7
9/11 vs. North Carolina Central W 44 - 10
9/18 vs. East Carolina L 38 - 42
9/23 at Appalachian State L 30 - 31
10/2 at Middle Tennessee L 28 - 34
10/9 vs. Old Dominion W 20 - 13
10/15 at North Texas W 49 - 21
10/30 vs. FIU W 38 - 0
11/6 at Florida Atlantic W 28 - 13
11/13 vs. UAB L 14 - 21
11/20 at Charlotte W 49 - 28
11/27 vs. Western Kentucky L 21 - 53
Conference USA
East
  Conference Overall
Western Kentucky 7-1 8-5
Marshall 5-3 7-5
Old Dominion 5-3 6-6
Middle Tennessee 4-4 6-6
Florida Atlantic 3-5 5-7
Charlotte 3-5 5-7
Florida International 0-8 1-11
West
  Conference Overall
Texas-San Antonio 7-1 12-1
UAB 6-2 8-4
North Texas 5-3 6-6
UTEP 4-4 7-5
Rice 3-5 4-8
Southern Miss 2-6 3-9
Louisiana Tech 2-6 3-9
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5653 (12)
Passing Yards: 3731 (13)
Rushing Yards: 1922 (71)
Points per game: 34.0 (29)
Yards per game: 471.1 (12)
Touchdowns: 53 (22)
Field Goals: 8 (120)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4657 (80)
Passing Yards: 2391 (27)
Rushing Yards: 2266 (111)
Points per game: 22.8 (42)
Yards per game: 388.1 (80)
Touchdowns: 32 (46)
Field Goals: 10 (27)
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