BYU’s Keelan Marion Flies Into End Zone To Trim Kansas’ Lead
Sep 23, 2023, 4:35 PM | Updated: Sep 25, 2023, 2:28 pm
The Jayhawks hosted the Cougars at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 47,233) in Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday, September 23.
With 8:02 left to play in the fourth quarter, Marion took a handoff from BYU quarterback Kedon Slovis and sprinted toward the end zone before crossing the goal line for a six-yard score and six points. It was Marion’s first touchdown at BYU.
The Cougars planned to attempt a two-point conversion following the touchdown. However, BYU head coach Kalani Sitake changed his mind after an illegal substitution infraction was committed by his team.
After a PAT, the Cougars cut Kansas’ lead to 35-27.
— BYU FOOTBALL (@BYUfootball) September 23, 2023
Marion’s run capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 5:34.
After the touchdown run, Marion had one carry for six yards and a touchdown. He also had two receptions for 47 yards.
Marion entered the Week 4 contest with three catches for 51 yards this season. Before joining the BYU football program, the Georgia native scored six touchdowns during his two seasons at Connecticut.
Keelan Marion Touchdown!
BYU trails Kansas by eight. pic.twitter.com/RWnuqNlIAE
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) September 23, 2023
BYU vs. Kansas
The Cougars and Jayhawks have only played once before. BYU and Kansas met in the Aloha Bowl in 1992. The game was played on Christmas Day, December 25, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Jayhawks defeated the Cougars, 23-20.
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