Marshall rolls 59-0 in dazzling debut for QB Wells

Marshall defeats Eastern Kentucky 59-0 in their season opener
Marshall defeats Eastern Kentucky 59-0 in their season opener(AP Images)
Published: Sep. 5, 2020 at 9:36 PM EDT
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Grant Wells threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns to set and tie school records for a debut quarterback and Marshall rolled past Eastern Kentucky 59-0 in both teams’ season opener.

Wells, a redshirt freshman, was 16-of-23 passing with his 307 yards besting Stan Hill’s 202-yard game in 2002, and his four touchdowns tying another mark. Marshall scored on every possession, eight touchdowns and a field goal, except those that cut short the half and the game’s end.

Because of coronavirus concerns, Marshall made only 12,000 tickets available for the game in 38,000-seat Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

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