Happy Herd celebrates victory
TAMPA, Fla. — Marshall University’s football team improved to 6-0 in bowl games under coach Doc Holliday, defeating South Florida 38-20 Thursday night in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium.
The Thundering Herd (9-4) started quickly, jumping to a 14-0 lead on touchdown runs by Isaiah Green and Anthony Anderson. After the Bulls (7-6) scored, Brendon Knox ran 8 yards for a touchdown as Marshall set a Gasparilla Bowl record with 21 points in the first quarter.
Marshall, which won its seventh consecutive bowl game overall, extended its lead to 28-10 by halftime.
The teams traded field goals in the third quarter before South Florida scored on a 33-yard touchdown pass to pull within 31-20 heading to the fourth period.
Marshall’s Keion Davis ran 16 yards for his second touchdown of the game to boost the lead to 38-20 with 6:24 left to play, setting the score.