The FBS record book will now bear the name of Marshall Quarterback Rakeem Cato.
Cato threw a touchdown pass in his 39th consecutive game, breaking former NC State/Wisconsin and current Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson’s previous record.
The Thundering Herd have been one of the more surprising teams this season, marching out to a 7-0 record.
Cato was obviously happy about making history, but is more focused on the season moving forward.
“It was a team effort for all 39 games and we still got more games to play,” said Cato. “We’ve got to keep finding a way to find seven points.”
The Miami native, who transferred to Marshall from USF, has achieved a stellar career. So far, he has thrown 12,088 yards, 110 touchdowns, and 37 interceptions.
Marshall defeated FIU in convincing fashion, 45-13. The Herd have scored at least 40 points in every game this season and are aiming for an undefeated campaign.
“How about Cato?” asked Head Coach Doc Holliday. “I mean, it’s a record that may never be broken. That’s a heck of a record. If anyone deserves it, that young man does. And to be able to come down here to Miami and do that in front of his family, 15 minutes from where he grew up – That was huge.”
The Thundering Herd will look to improve to 8-0 when they take on FAU this upcoming Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
*Section Photo credit to Rob Carr, Getty Image; Featured Photo (above) credit to Peter Casey, USA Today Sports.