Jacksonville Uses Big First Half to Rout Marshall, 40-7 [VIDEO]
Jacksonville scored all 40 of its points in the first half and broke a three-game losing streak by beating Marshall, 40-7, on Friday night on the Indians' homecoming night.
D.D. Franklin threw for 249 yards and three touchdowns on 12-of-18 passing for the Indians. Londedric Taylor caught two of Franklin's touchdown passes and finished the night with five catches for 121 yards.
Jacksonville scored on its first possession with a 19-yard touchdown pass from Franklin to Taylor. The extra point was missed for a 6-0 lead. On the next possession, The Indians went 58 yards on five plays, capped by a 3-yard run from Sha’Kil Mosely for a 13-0 lead.
After a Marshall punt, Jacksonville scored quickly on a 71-yard pass from Franklin to Taylor, then recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff. Mosely scored again from 3 yards out for a 27-0 lead.
The Indians scored again on an 11-yard run from Bryson Haywood for a 33-0 score, then after recovering another fumble on the kickoff, scored again two plays later. Franklin hit Darrell Minifee on a screen pass, and Minifee tight-roped the sideline for a 30-yard score and a 40-0 lead at halftime.
In the second half, Marshall scored on a 26 yard touchdown pass from Justin Hart to Kameron Maxfield, and the game ended with a 40-7 score.
Marshall totalled 242 yards in the game, and Jacksonville’s defense held them three times without points from a first and goal. Justin Hart was 10-of-19 through the air for 112 yards, with a touchdown and two interceptions.