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Mustangs fall to Marshall in OT

The Mustang football team (1-4, 0-2 Conference USA) dropped a school-record 14th consecutive road game with a 16-13 overtime heartbreaker against the Marshall Thundering Herd (2-2, 1-1 C-USA) before 25,218 Saturday in Huntington, W. VA.

After a scoreless first quarter, SMU jumped on top with just 53 seconds to play in the first half when quarterback Jerad Romo connected with wide receiver Reynaldo Pellerin for a four-yard touchdown.Romo completed 10 of his 22 passes for 151 yards on the afternoon.

Chris McMurtray made good on the point after, and the Mustangs led at halftime, 7-0.

McMurtray made it a 10-0 SMU lead when he kicked a 34-yard field goal late in the third quarter.

With 6:44 to play in the game, Marshall junior Ian O’ Connor put the Thundering Herd on the board with a 24-yard field goal.

Holding on to a 10-3 lead with less than two minutes to play, however, the Mustang defense could not stop Marshall quarterback Bernie Morris, who took one of his 15 carries into the end zone to knot the score at 10.

Morris led his team with 314 passing yards on 34 completions. The sophomore also paced all players with 63 yards rushing.

SMU had first possession in overtime, but the team was only able to accumulate three points on McMurtray’s 40-yard field goal.

Morris would strike again, however, when he overcame two Mustang defenders on a third-and-12 to gain a first down. He scored on the next play, giving the Thundering Herd the 16-13 come-from-behind victory.

The Mustangs will next travel to Birmingham, Ala. to take on the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers (3-1. 1-0 C-USA). Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Legion Field.

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