Rakeem Cato threw for 210 yards with one passing touchdown and two rushing TDs for Marshall (4-0). The Thundering Herd has scored 40 or more points in their first four games of the season, their first such streak since 1938.
Marshall's defense forced four Akron turnovers, intercepting quarterback Kyle Pohl twice and recovering two fumbles.
The Thundering Herd scored the first 24 points of the game, before Akron got on the scoreboard with a 24-yard field goal by Robert Stein. Marshall would then rip off 17 more in a row until a Manny Morgan 11-yard touchdown gave the Zips their first touchdown with 8:03 remaining in the game.