Marshall Vs. ECU Final Score: Herd Going Bowling

The Marshall Thundering Herd beat the East Carolina Pirates, 34-27 in overtime, in a game that actually matters more than many of my colleagues have presumed. Bear with us here.

Both teams entered this one with plenty to play for: bowl eligibility, to be exact. The winning side is up for a bid, while the losers are done for the year. For Marshall, the win would've meant s a chance to reach the Conference USA title game with a win next week and a Southern Miss loss, and thus the chance to knock Houston out of a BCS game. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. But Southern Miss is trouncing Memphis, so that's all out the window.

Rakeem Cato threw for 336 yards, 110 of them to Aaron Dobson, while Marshall's defense coaxed a trio of interceptions from the frequently accurate Dominique Davis. 

For more college football, stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.