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College Football Bowl Game Capsules
Annapolis, MD (SportsNetwork.com) – Rakeem Cato threw for 337 yards and three
touchdown passes, including two to Gator Hoskins, to lead Marshall to a 31-20
Military Bowl victory over Maryland in the Terrapins’ final game as an
ACC member. Cato completed 28-of-44 attempts and Hoskins finished with 104
yards on six receptions to help the Thundering Herd bounce back from a
disappointing loss to Rice in the Conference USA Championship Game. Marshall
(10-4) scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to rally from a
20-17 deficit, with Essray Taliaferro’s 7-yard run putting the
Thundering Herd on top with 12:05 left. C.J. Brown went 14-of-24 for 197
yards with two touchdowns and one interception for Maryland (7-6),
which will end its 61-year association with the ACC for the Big Ten in the
2014-15 academic year. Levern Jacobs finished with 100 yards and a touchdown
on seven catches for the Terrapins, with Brandon Ross rushing for 116 yards on
20 carries in defeat.
Final Score: Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Terrel Hunt’s 12-yard touchdown run late in
the fourth quarter — his second of the game — propelled Syracuse to a 21-17
victory over Minnesota in the Texas Bowl. Hunt passed for 188 yards on 19-
of-29 efficiency and rushed for 74 yards on 15 carries for the Orange (7-6).
Jerome Smith added 74 yards and a score on 16 rushes, while Brisly Estime led
the receiving corps with 47 yards on five catches but posted a long punt
return which led to the winning TD. Mitch Leidner finished 11-of-22 for 205
yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Gophers (8-5). Philip Nelson got the
start but was pulled early after completing just two of his seven attempts for
18 yards. Drew Wolitarsky and Maxx Williams each posted a TD grab, while David
Cobb racked up 91 yards on 18 carries in defeat.