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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. 

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