Cox, Law have record game as Mountaineers earn first SoCon win over Elon

Freshman running back Marcus Cox sprints down the field during Saturday’s game against Elon. Cox had three touchdowns, helping to lead the Mountaineers to a 31-21 victory.  Photo courtesy of Keith Cline  |  Appalachian State Athletics
The 31-21 victory against Elon for most fans was simply all about getting one in the win column, but for Marcus Cox and John Law, it was a game each may never forget.

Cox, a freshman running back, had 26 carries for 159 yards and caught five passes for 149 yards. In all, he had three touchdowns and 308 all-purpose yards and a few team records.

Cox’s 149 receiving yards was the most by a running back and the most by a true freshman in App State history. His 159 rushing yards were the most by a true freshman running back since Alan Atwater’s 207 vs. Chattanooga in 2003, and the most by a true freshman since Armanti Edwards’ 172 vs. Coastal Carolina in 2006, according to


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