Marshall true freshman quarterback Rakeem Cato garnered weekly honors for his performance in a 26-20 win over Southern Miss.
Cato was named National Freshman of the Week by Rivals.com. The Miami, Fla. native completed 64.3 percent of his passes when he connected on 27 of 42 attempts for 275 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
With the Herd facing a 14-point first half deficit, the signal-caller engineered three touchdown drives, two of which ended with scoring tosses to wideout Aaron Dobson and the other to tight end Gator Hoskins.
For the season, he has completed 66.7 percent of his passes (42-63) and has thrown for 390 yards.