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 appstatesports.com.