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Dominant ground game leads Marshall to victory in Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

The Herd (9-4) defeated South Florida (7-6) 38-20 in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the South Florida Bulls. (WCHS/WVAH)

Marshall dominated on the ground and picked up its seventh consecutive bowl win Thursday night in Tampa.

The Herd (9-4) defeated South Florida (7-6) 38-20 in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the South Florida Bulls.

The Herd racked up a season-high 282 rushing yards in the win. Leading the way was senior running back Keion Davis who rushed for 94 yards on 14 carries. Davis found the end zone twice.

After breaking a 43-yard run on the first play of the game, freshman Brenden Knox finished the game with 93 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown. Senior Anthony Anderson also rushed for a touchdown and 43 yards.

Conference USA Co-Freshman of the year Isaiah Green threw for 221 yards and rushed for 36 yards and a touchdown.

Senior wide receiver Tyre Brady caught five passes for 88 yards in his final game in a Marshall uniform.

As a team, Marshall out gained the Bulls 503-360.

Marshall's defense held the Bulls to just 92 rushing yards and finished the season without allowing an individual 100-yard rusher.

The win improves Marshall's all-time bowl record to 12-3 and a perfect 6-0 under head coach Doc Holliday.




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