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Yurachek’s Hat-Trick Falls Short Against So. Miss., 28-27

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Marshall senior Ryan Yurachek pulled off the almost-impossible on Saturday, scoring three touchdowns to keep The Herd neck-and-neck with the Eagles of Southern Miss.

In the end, however, a missed extra-point attempt –following Yurachek’s heroic third TD catch, a one-handed gem in the south end zone of Joan C. Edwards Stadium– was the difference in the game.  Southern Miss left Huntington with the narrowest of wins, 28-27 on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

Here’s The Insider Magazine’s photo edit from the Marshall-So. Miss. game.

Ryan Yuracheck made this one-handed touchdown catch over So. Miss. defender Kelsey Douglas to put Marshall within one point, 28-27, on November 25, 2017. The extra point attempt following this score was missed, which cemented the final one-point margin.

Ryan Yuracheck made this one-handed touchdown catch over So. Miss. defender Kelsey Douglas to put Marshall within one point, 28-27, on November 25, 2017. The extra point attempt following this score was missed, which cemented the final one-point margin. (all photographs by Greg Perry/The Insider Magazine staff)

Marshall's Hyleck Foster caught this 42-yard pass, one of his five catches for 87 yards during the one-point loss to Southern Miss, 28-27, on November 25, 2017 in Huntington, WV.

Marshall’s Hyleck Foster caught this 42-yard pass, one of his five catches for 87 yards during the one-point loss to Southern Miss, 28-27, on November 25, 2017 in Huntington, WV.

Senior Ryan Yurachek hauled in one of his three touchdown catches against Southern Miss on November 25, 2017. USM defender Korey Robertson (18) closed in.

Senior Ryan Yurachek hauled in one of his three touchdown catches against Southern Miss on November 25, 2017. USM defender Korey Robertson (18) closed in.

Brandon Drayton (8) emerged from the pile with the football after recovering a Southern Miss fumble in the first half of the 28-27 loss to USM in Huntington on November 25, 2017.

Brandon Drayton (8) emerged from the pile with the football after recovering a Southern Miss fumble in the first half of the 28-27 loss to USM in Huntington on November 25, 2017.

Willie Johnson hauled in this 44-yard catch over So. Miss. defender Rachaun Mitchell in the first of of Marshall's 28-27 loss to USM on November 25, 2017 in Huntington, WV.

Willie Johnson hauled in this 44-yard catch over So. Miss. defender Rachaun Mitchell in the first of of Marshall’s 28-27 loss to USM on November 25, 2017 in Huntington, WV.

Marshall quarterback Chase Litton looked downfield in the first half of The Herd's 28-27 loss to So. Miss. on November 25, 2017.

Marshall quarterback Chase Litton looked downfield in the first half of The Herd’s 28-27 loss to So. Miss. on November 25, 2017.

Senior Ryan Yurachek hugged Marshall coach Doc Holliday during senior day ceremonies prior to the start of the Marshall-So. Miss. game on November 25, 2017. Yuracheck would go on to score three TDs in the game.

Senior Ryan Yurachek hugged Marshall coach Doc Holliday during senior day ceremonies prior to the start of the Marshall-So. Miss. game on November 25, 2017. Yuracheck would go on to score three TDs in the game.

 

About Greg Perry

Greg Perry is the founder and publisher of The Insider Magazine. He is a 1989 graduate of Marshall University.

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