According to the NCAA's website, Marshall sophomore quarterback Rakeem Cato leads the nation in passing yards with 805.
Upon further review, that's not the case.
Cato is, in fact, 70-for-96 passing through the Thundering Herd's first two games, but the NCAA has credited the second-year QB with 15 yards he did not earn.
Cato has actually thrown for 790 yards and ranks third nationally in that category behind Syracuse's Ryan Nassib (804) and Houston's David Piland (791).
The 15-yard discrepancy occurred in the WVU-Marshall game and can be blamed on the new kickoff-touchback rule and stat-tracking software that didn't get the necessary update.
In the Sept. 1 Friends of Coal Bowl, WVU booted three of its first four kickoffs for touchbacks. A new NCAA rule implemented this season puts kickoffs at the 35 and brings touchbacks out to the 25-yard line instead of the 20.
After the opening kickoff was brought out to the 25, Cato hit senior receiver Aaron Dobson for an 8-yard gain to the 33. The software, however, credited Cato with a 13-yard completion to Dobson by using the 20-yard line as the drive's starting point.
The same glitch occurred on the second and fourth drives of the game, when senior receiver Andre Booker was credited with a 9-yard catch (should have been 4 yards) and Dobson a 45-yarder that was 5 yards too generous.
Cato should've been credited with 413 yards - as WVU, Marshall and the media did - and not 428.
No reason to throw the challenge flag. It'll be corrected.
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THE 15-YARD subtraction from Cato's overall stats do little to dampen his two-game totals in his second year as a starting quarterback.
The Miami native is already knocking on the door of the program's career top 10 lists for every major passing category with, possibly, 34 regular season games left of his collegiate career.
If Cato had played at all in the fourth quarter of the Herd's 52-24 blowout win over Western Carolina, he would've likely become the program's first sophomore to have two 400-yard passing games.
Cato followed up his 413-yard performance against WVU with 377 yards against Western Carolina. He completed 32-of-42 passes and tossed three touchdowns in three quarters of action.