After a close first half, the Statesmen began the third quarter on a 10-0 run to open up a double digit lead they would not relinquish on their way to the home conference win.
The Statesmen dropped a tough contest in overtime to the Chargers after a late rally fell short.
The Statesmen earned a road conference win against the Colonials behind balanced scoring and a stout defensive effort throughout the game.
The Statesmen outscored the Lancers 41-24 in the second half to pull away for the home win. The balanced Marshall offense included at least one field goal from 13 different players.
The Statesmen were down 6 going into the 4th quarter, but outscored the Highlanders 23-4 in the 4th quarter to pull away and get the win in their home opener.