BYU Freshman Running Back Explodes For Long Touchdown Run Against Arkansas
Sep 16, 2023, 6:47 PM | Updated: 11:34 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas – After a disastrous start against the Arkansas Razorbacks, the BYU Cougars are finding their footing in SEC Country.
BYU RB LJ Martin bursts for long touchdown run
Linebacker Max Tooley sacked Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson on the ensuing Razorback possession after Deon Smith got the Cougars on the board.
BYU got the ball back with great field position starting at the Arkansas 45-yard line.
Offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick dialed up a run play to freshman LJ Martin who did the rest.
With 2:24 remaining in the first quarter, Martin took the first play of the drive to the house on a 45-yard touchdown run.
RAN AWAY from them @aLJayMartin 💨
— BYU FOOTBALL (@BYUfootball) September 17, 2023
It was a much-needed chunk play on the ground for BYU who had struggled to rush the football prior to that run.
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