Kinnick stays unbeaten by trouncing Yokota
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – No Travion Morton? No problem for Nile C. Kinnick.
Marcus Marion stepped in for the ailing senior running back, rushing just six times, but for 67 yards and two touchdowns on consecutive third-quarter possessions, as the Red Devils spoiled Yokota’s rainy homecoming 47-0 Friday at Yokota’s Bonk Field.
“He filled in nicely,” Kinnick coach Dan Joley said of Marion, a sophomore transfer from Arkansas who replaced Morton - out sick much of the week. “He’s gaining confidence every day, and his feet are starting to catch up with his body.”
Marion was the biggest ground gainer on a night when the Red Devils piled up 242 yards of offense on just 23 plays. It could have been worse had not five Kinnick touchdowns been called back on penalties.
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