Green, Knox lead Marshall past La Tech 31-10
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Isaiah Green and Brenden Knox accounted for two touchdowns apiece and Marshall handed Louisiana Tech its first Conference USA loss 31-10 on Friday night.
Green was 14-of-26 passing for 213 yards with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Willie Johnson and added a rushing touchdown. Knox rushed for 113 yards on 25 carries and scored twice.
The Herd (7-3, 5-1), who won their fifth straight, moved into a tie with Florida Atlantic atop the East standings. The Bulldogs (8-2, 5-1), who hadn't lost since falling to Texas in their season opener, are a half-game ahead of Southern Mississippi in the West.
Louisiana Tech opened the scoring with a 5-yard run by Justin Henderson, but a field goal and the touchdown pass put Marshall on top in the second quarter. In the final minute of the first half, Kevin Murphy recovered a fumble by Brady Farlow at the La Tech 1 and Knox punched it in with 40 seconds to go for a 17-7 lead.
The Bulldogs kicked a field goal in the third quarter but that was all they could manage.
Marshall piled up 405 yards of offense, while La Tech was held to 261.
Updated November 15, 2019