Cam Fancher threw for 274 yards and a pair of scores while running for 63 yards and another touchdown to lead Marshall to a 23-10 Sun Belt Conference football victory over host Georgia Southern on Saturday evening at Paulson Stadium.


Eagles of the Game: 
Jalen White had 13 carries for 143 yards on the ground while adding a catch for 22 yards. Jeremy Singleton recorded eight catches for 73 yards, while Kyle Vantrease finished the contest 22-of-39 for 205 passing yards and a touchdown. Marques Watson-Trent notched a team-leading 12 tackles, including one for a loss, while Khadry Jackson added 11 tackles.

Key Moments:
Marshall (7-4, 4-3 SBC) struck first as EJ Horton hauled in a 65-yard touchdown pass from Fancher on the game’s first drive. The extra point hit the upright, however, making it a 6-0 lead.

Jalen White ripped off a 55-yard run midway through the first quarter that led to an Alex Raynor field goal, bringing the Eagles (5-6, 2-5 SBC) to within three, 6-3.

In the second quarter, Fancher delivered his second touchdown pass of the game, a 33-yard strike to Shadeed Achmed to extend the Marshall lead to 13-3. On the next possession, the Eagles crossed midfield but a fumble gave Marshall the ball, and the Thundering Herd quickly converted on a 19-yard touchdown run by Fancher to make the score 20-3.

Kyle Vantrease drove the Eagles down on the next possession, hooking up with Khaleb Hood on a screen pass for a 27-yard touchdown, making the score 20-10 as the game headed into halftime.

Marshall collected a field goal on its first possession to push its lead to 23-10. The Eagles’ best drive of the second half covered 11 plays and 71 yards early in the fourth quarter, but a tipped ball led to an interception by the Herd with 10:49 left in the game, and Marshall’s ensuing drive ran all but 11 seconds off the clock to clinch the game.

Key Stats and Notes:
– Alex Raynor’s first-quarter 46-yard field goal was a season long for the redshirt junior
– Jalen White had 101 yards rushing in the first quarter alone en route to his game-high 143 yards on the ground
– Kyle Vantrease’s touchdown pass to Khaleb Hood extended his season-long streak of throwing at least one TD pass in each game to 11
– Marshall compiled 529 yards of offense on the night, compared to 384 for the Eagles.
– Georgia Southern was 2-for-11 on third downs in the contest, while Marshall was 10-of-19

Next Up:
The Eagles conclude the 2022 regular season on Saturday, hosting App State in a 6 p.m. kick at Paulson Stadium to be televised on ESPN+. It will be Senior Day for Georgia Southern football as well as a Blue Out Game. The winner of the contest will attain bowl eligibility for 2022.