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The weather was beautiful for the start of the Marshall/Tulsa game on Saturday, but a 'storm' soon moved in and dampened the moods at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

 

That storm was the Golden Hurricane.

 

Tulsa jumped out to a 17-3 lead in the first quarter and stunned the Marshall faithful, but the Thundering Herd answered back scoring two touchdowns before halftime to tie the game up at 17.

 

But in the second half, the Golden Hurricane jumped out with 13 quick points on a Alex Singleton 2-yard touchdown run and on a Dwight Dobbins touchdown.

 

Dobbins stripped the ball away from Marshall's Aaron Dobson then picked it up and ran for 11-yards for the score.

 

Marshall trailed 37-32 entering the fourth quarter until Antavious Wilson caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Rakeem Cato to give the Herd a brief 38-37 lead.

 

Tulsa answered two minutes later.

 

Jordan James caught a 4-yard touchdown from Cody Green to give the Golden Hurricane a 45-38 lead.

 

Marshall had a chance to tie or win the game on the game's final possession.

 

The Herd was on the Golden Hurricane's 17-yard line and was facing a 4th-and-7 with :49 left.

 

Cato dropped back and went to the end zone looking for Wilson, but the pass broken up by a Tulsa defender ending the game.

 

Tulsa escaped Huntington with a 45-38 win.

 

Cato went 31-of-44 with 391 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

 

Wilson finished the game with two touchdowns on seven receptions for 128 yards.

 

The Herd turned the ball over three times, while Tulsa committed just one turnover.

 

Marshall racked up 572 total yards of offense compared to Tulsa's 340.

 

Marshall falls to 2-4 and 1-1 in C-USA play.

 

Marshall has next weekend off, and then the Herd will hit the road to play Southern Miss on October 27.