NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Tyler King rushed for a career-high 195 yards with two long fourth-quarter touchdown runs and Marshall pulled away from Old Dominion for a 42-20 victory on Saturday.
King ran for 116 yards in the final 3:05 of the game — scoring on runs of 65 and 46 yards — to help the Thundering Herd (4-2, 2-1 Conference USA) pad a late eight-point lead.
Marshall scored first — although it took until the second quarter — giving them 14 straight wins and 36 in 37 games when it opens the scoring. The Thundering Herd took a 14-0 lead on back-to-back 10-play drives with Anthony Anderson doing the damage first on a 22-yard TD run. Alex Thomson hit Tyre Brady for a 3-yard TD for the second score.
Anderson had 4-yard TD runs in the third and fourth quarters to push Marshall's lead to 28-13.
Blake LaRussa hooked up with Kesean Strong for a 16-yard TD to pull the Monarchs (1-6, 0-4) within 28-20 with 5:01 left to play, but King settled matters with his two TD runs. LaRussa passed for 296 yards and two scores.
Old Dominion came in surrendering 525 yards and 38.7 points per game. Marshall finished with 501 yards of offense, including 319 on the ground.