Once Marshall got the lead, Rakeem Cato was determined to finish off Florida International in the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl.
The freshman from Miami sparkled in his return to his home state Tuesday night, throwing for 226 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-10 victory that enabled the Thundering Herd to finish with a winning record.
When Marshall (7-6) snapped a 10-10 tie on Tyler Warner's second field goal, then regained possession on an FIU fumble, Cato asked coach Doc Holliday to let him remain aggressive and try to put the game away.
''I told Coach, `I'm feeling like Tom Brady right now.' ... I just told him to put it on my back and we're going to bring it home,'' the young quarterback said. ''That's what he did.''
Cato threw TD passes of 31 and 35 yards to Aaron Dobson, the latter sealing it in the closing seconds. Warner's 39-yard field goal set up by a blocked punt put Marshall ahead with 5:16 remaining.
''At first he stumbled, so I just put it in the air,'' Cato said about Dob...