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Rakeem Cato breaks tie with Russell Wilson, sets NCAA record

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Marshall's Rakeem Cato continues to rack up huge numbers for the Thundering Herd.

Marshall's Rakeem Cato set an NCAA record Saturday by throwing a touchdown pass for the 39th consecutive game.

He had been tied with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who played collegiately for North Carolina State and Wisconsin, at 38 games in a row.

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Cato set the record with a 1-yard scoring toss to freshman tight end Ryan Yurachek late in the first quarter against host Florida International; it was Yurachek's first career touchdown reception. That was just the beginning of an onslaught, though, as Marshall went on to win, 45-13.

Cato is a Miami native and thus set the record in his hometown.

Cato finished 15-of-27 for 214 yards and four TDs in the easy win. He has 19 TD passes this season for the Herd (7-0).

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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