ST. PETERSBURG For more than three-and-a-halfquarters Tuesday night, the 2011 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl between Marshall andFlorida International University was anything but special.
But after a markedly dull defensive battle and a dearth of memorable moments ina 10-10 standoff, the Thundering Herd's special teams made the difference asthey have done so often this season.
A blocked punt by Zach Dunston midway through the fourth quarter Marshallsseventh blocked kick this season paved the way to a 39-yard field goal byTyler Warner with 5:16 left to put the Thundering Herd up for good.
And the win was sealed by the truly special combination of freshman quarterbackRakeem Cato and junior wide receiver Aaron Dobson. Their second touchdownconnection of the night a fourth-down, 35-yarder with 30 seconds on the clock sealed a 20-10 triumph amid chants of "We are Marshall!!" fromjubilant green-clad fans inside Tropicana Field.
It gave the Thundering Herd their first bowl win under second-...