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2014 Boca Raton Bowl Recap

Marshall thumps Northern Illinois 52-23 in battle of conference champions

Rakeem Cato and receiver Tommy Shuler have played together since high school and they capped off an outstanding college career with a record tying final game.

Cato tied the NCAA record for touchdown passes with three touchdown passes and was voted the most valuable player for the game. Shuler caught 18 balls from his high school teammate for 185 yards, while breaking the C-USA record for career receptions with 322.

"To do that playing your final game in your backyard is special," Marshall coach Doc Holliday said. "They're just tremendous players, and they're great friends."

Marshall finished the season 13-1 and the lone loss was to Western Kentucky 67-66 in overtime. Northern Illinois wrapped up the season at 11-3.



Rakeem Cato and receiver Tommy Shuler have played together since high school and they capped off an outstanding college career with a record tying final game.

Cato tied the NCAA record for touchdown passes with three touchdown passes and was voted the most valuable player for the game. Shuler caught 18 balls from his high school teammate for 185 yards, while breaking the C-USA record for career receptions with 322.

"To do that playing your final game in your backyard is special," Marshall coach Doc Holliday said. "They're just tremendous players, and they're great friends."

Marshall finished the season 13-1 and the lone loss was to Western Kentucky 67-66 in overtime. Northern Illinois wrapped up the season at 11-3.

 

By Nikolai Gionti
DFN Sports Guest Writer

 


 


 

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