Written By App. State Sports Infomation Dept.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - For the second week in a row, Appalachian State University running back Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga./Dacula) has been honored as the Southern Conference Freshman of the Week, the SoCon office announced Monday morning.
Cox accounted for 180 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 27-24 loss to Charleston Southern. One week after becoming the first player in Appalachian State history with 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in a game during a 31-21 victory at Elon, Cox rushed 17 times for 89 yards and caught four passes for 91 yards against CSU.
The true freshman also scored three touchdowns for the second-straight week, finding paydirt on runs of 14 and two yards and on a 65-yard reception. His six touchdowns over the past two weeks give him a SoCon-high eight in his four-game collegiate career.
Cox is the first Mountaineer to earn consecutive SoCon Freshman-of-the-Week awards since Armanti Edwards received the honor three-straight weeks from Sept. 23-Oct. 7, 2006.
Cox and the Mountaineers (1-3, 1-0 SoCon) look to moved to 2-0 in conference play this Saturday when they travel to The Citadel (1-4, 1-1 SoCon). Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, S.C.