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December 22, 2018
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Marshall football players celebrate a 38-20 win over South Florida in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl on Thursday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

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.

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