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Marshall's James Rouse getting ready to sack Gardner-Webb's quarterback. Marshall's James Rouse getting ready to sack Gardner-Webb's quarterback.
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HUNTINGTON, WV -

In Marshall's 55-0 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday night, the defense recorded their first shutout since the 2003 season.

"Our defense is doing a hell of job," said Marshall's quarterback, Rakeem Cato.

With a 34-0 halftime lead, the second and third string guys knew if a shutout would happen it would be on them.

"The guys that were in before us held us young guys to a standard that we were able to meet and, we got the job done," said reserve defensive lineman, Gary Thompson.

In the past, it could be argued the defense just wanted to get off the field with a win, but this season the attitude has changed.

"We're going into every game looking to get a shutout. I think that's a different mindset than we had last year. Looking at it now, everyone has that hunger and that drive. No one wants to be 5-7 and average," said Taylor.

The Herd have not allowed any points in the last six quarters, and hope to extend that streak Saturday against Ohio University.