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Herd statistics don't tell the full story

Oct. 08, 2012 @ 07:56 PM

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University quarterback Rakeem Cato has said several times this season that statistics don’t matter.

And, he’s right.

If statistics mattered, the Thundering Herd football team would be blowing away Conference USA right now. Instead, the team is 2-4 and enters a bye week reeling after consecutive losses in games where they heavily outgained the opponent.

Marshall is listed fifth in FBS at 558.3 total yards per game and leads the nation in plays from scrimmage (552) and plays of more than 10 yards (129).

Check Tuesday's edition of The Herald-Dispatch in print and online for more of this story.