Herd hammers Morgan State, 62-0


By Bryan Walters - bwalters@civitasmedia.com



The Marshall cheerleading squad leads The Herd onto the field during Saturday’s season opening football contest against Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va.


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Marshall junior Ryan Yurachek (85) breaks away during a 58-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter Saturday against Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va.


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Marshall linebacker Davon Durant hits Morgan State quarterback Chris Andrews during a second quarter pass attempt Saturday in Huntington, W.Va.


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Marshall wideout Justin Hunt (9) waits for a pass to fall into his hands during the second quarter of Saturday’s football contest against Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va.


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Members of the Thunder Band hit their notes while playing the fight song following a first half touchdown against Morgan State on Saturday in Huntington, W.Va.


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A member of the Marshall cheerleading squad waves a Marshall flag following a second quarter touchdown Saturday against Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va.


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Former Point Pleasant standout and current Marshall freshman Cody Mitchell (82) shares a laugh with teammates Jarret Hockenberry (86) and Alex Mollette (55) headed into the locker room at halftime Saturday during a 62-0 win over Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va.


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Marshall scored 21 first quarter points and took a 49-0 advantage into halftime en route to a 62-0 victory over visiting Morgan State on Saturday in a non-conference contest at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.Va.

The Thundering Herd (1-0) won their sixth straight home opener and eighth consecutive home game with a dominant performance that included four takeaways, two defensive scores and a total of eight different players accounting for touchdowns.

Marshall outgained the Bears (0-2) by a sizable 530-22 overall margin in total yards, which included a 418-111 advantage headed into the break.

MU quarterback Chase Litton threw for 309 yards and six touchdowns, and the Herd also churned out 217 rushing yards on 40 attempts. George Davis and Ty Tyler also had fumble returns for touchdowns.

Complete results of Marshall’s 62-0 season opening win over Morgan State will be available in the Tuesday sports editions of the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Point Pleasant Register and The Daily Sentinel.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

The Marshall cheerleading squad leads The Herd onto the field during Saturday’s season opening football contest against Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0054-1.jpgThe Marshall cheerleading squad leads The Herd onto the field during Saturday’s season opening football contest against Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

Marshall junior Ryan Yurachek (85) breaks away during a 58-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter Saturday against Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0368-1.jpgMarshall junior Ryan Yurachek (85) breaks away during a 58-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter Saturday against Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

Marshall linebacker Davon Durant hits Morgan State quarterback Chris Andrews during a second quarter pass attempt Saturday in Huntington, W.Va.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0629-1.jpgMarshall linebacker Davon Durant hits Morgan State quarterback Chris Andrews during a second quarter pass attempt Saturday in Huntington, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

Marshall wideout Justin Hunt (9) waits for a pass to fall into his hands during the second quarter of Saturday’s football contest against Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0638-1.jpgMarshall wideout Justin Hunt (9) waits for a pass to fall into his hands during the second quarter of Saturday’s football contest against Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

Members of the Thunder Band hit their notes while playing the fight song following a first half touchdown against Morgan State on Saturday in Huntington, W.Va.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0484-1.jpgMembers of the Thunder Band hit their notes while playing the fight song following a first half touchdown against Morgan State on Saturday in Huntington, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

A member of the Marshall cheerleading squad waves a Marshall flag following a second quarter touchdown Saturday against Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0684-1.jpgA member of the Marshall cheerleading squad waves a Marshall flag following a second quarter touchdown Saturday against Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

Former Point Pleasant standout and current Marshall freshman Cody Mitchell (82) shares a laugh with teammates Jarret Hockenberry (86) and Alex Mollette (55) headed into the locker room at halftime Saturday during a 62-0 win over Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0695-1.jpgFormer Point Pleasant standout and current Marshall freshman Cody Mitchell (82) shares a laugh with teammates Jarret Hockenberry (86) and Alex Mollette (55) headed into the locker room at halftime Saturday during a 62-0 win over Morgan State in Huntington, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

By Bryan Walters

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