Kelly had a career-high 15 rebounds and Taylor matched his career high with 11 as the Thundering Herd (6-9, 2-0 Conference USA) whipped the Owls on the boards 49-24. Browning had seven assists.
Terrence Thompson converted a 3-point play just past the midway point of the first half to give Marshall a 28-11 lead. Twice the Thundering Herd grabbed offensive rebounds, converting the first into Elmore's 3 and another into a Thompson layup, in a 7-0 burst that made it 42-24 late in the half.
Florida Atlantic trailed 42-26 at the break, shooting 26 percent, including just 1 of 12 from 3-point range.