Marshall 45, Tennessee Tech 14
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) _ Chris Parker became the Southern Conference’s all-time leading scorer Saturday as Marshall beat Tennessee Tech 45-14, but lost its starting quarterback.
Marshall (1-1) led 24-0 at halftime on two touchdowns from Parker, a 28-yard field goal by Tim Openlander and a 26-yard touchdown run by quarterback Larry Harris.
Marshall opened the scoring with a 64-yard pass play when Harris hit Parker at the Tech 40 and Parker took it into the end zone with 10:20 left in the first quarter.
Parker also scored on a 5-yard run with 5:51 left in the first quarter. He finished the game with 17 carries for 118 yards.
Parker’s rushing touchdown gave him 332 career points. He surpassed the record of 330 set by Marshall kicker Dewey Klein, who played from 1988-1991.
Harris was 12 of 19 for 230 yards and threw two interceptions before he left the game on a stretcher in the third quarter with a knee injury. It was not immediately clear when he would be able to play.
Tennessee Tech (1-1) had only 18 yards passing in the first half and failed to reach Marshall territory until the third quarter.