Scores

Final/3OT

Marshall 21

(2-2, 0-2 away)

Virginia Tech 29

(3-1, 2-1 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

12:00 PM ET, September 21, 2013

Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA

1 2 3 4 3OT T
MRSH 7 14 0 0 021
VT 14 0 0 7 829

Top Performers

Passing: R. Cato (MRSH) - 228 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: L. Thomas (NOR) - 23 CAR, 58 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Shuler (MRSH) - 10 REC, 120 YDS

Virginia Tech 29, Marshall 21, 3OT

Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Logan Thomas ran 2 yards for a touchdown and then ran for the 2-point conversion in the third overtime Saturday, as Virginia Tech overcame a sloppy performance and beat Marshall 29-21.

The Hokies (3-1), who tied the game with 3:09 left in regulation, got the ball first in the third overtime, after neither team had scored in the first two,.

Thomas put some plays together. He ran for 2 yards, hit Chris Mangus for 10, ran for 2, and hit Josh Stanford. After a pass interference call on the Herd, Thomas bolted through the line for the touchdown, and then the PAT.

Marshall (2-2) got to the Hokies' 14, but then Rakeem Cato couldn't find a receiver, and when Davonte Allen couldn't come up with his fourth-down pass in the end zone, the marathon game was finally over.

The game was played in driving rain.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MRSH
VT
1st Downs2223
Total Yards361382
Passing228181
Rushing133201
Penalties11-664-45
3rd Down Conversions9-202-16
4th Down Conversions0-13-4
Turnovers32
Possession26:3933:21

Passing Leaders

MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cato19/412285.622
Virginia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thomas18/341815.312

Rushing Leaders

MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taliaferro261054.0023
Cato15463.1122
Virginia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edmunds221105.0043
Thomas23582.5215

Receiving Leaders

MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shuler1012012.0023
Smith46817.0147
Virginia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mangus34715.7022
Stanford44310.8021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMRSHVT
TD13:00Derek DiNardo 11 Yd Return of Blocked Punt. (Ethan Keyserling Kick) 07
TD07:56Devon Smith 12 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato. (Justin Haig Kick) 77
TD01:27Logan Thomas 2 Yd Run. (Ethan Keyserling Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERMRSHVT
TD13:59Rakeem Cato 4 Yd Run. (Justin Haig Kick) 1414
TD09:06Gator Hoskins 13 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato. (Justin Haig Kick) 2114
FOURTH QUARTERMRSHVT
TD03:09Willie Byrn 2 Yd Pass From Logan Thomas. (Ethan Keyserling Kick) 2121
3RD OVERTIMEMRSHVT
TDLogan Thomas 2 Yd Run. (Logan Thomas Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2129

Research Notes

The Virginia Tech blocked punt in the 1st quarter was the 3rd allowed by Marshall since the start of last season... Only Tulsa (4) and Ohio (4) had more over that span entering Saturday.

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