Marshall brothers are off and running

ATHENS - Keith and brother Marcus share Marshall Plan.

Whether it was in Sanford Stadium or Bobby Dodd Stadium, it was quite a holiday weekend for the Marshall brothers. Keith Marshall, the fourth-year Georgia running back, and Marcus Marshall, the freshman Georgia Tech running back, each scored two touchdowns and combined for 257 rushing yards in lopsided wins. “I was actually more nervous for him before his game than I was before my game,” said Marshall, who watched the Yellow Jackets’ 69-6 win Thursday night over Alcorn State on TV with teammates John and Nathan Theus. “It was great to see him do great and I hope all that continues.”

Well, maybe except when Marshall and Georgia visit the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta on Nov. 28 “It’s going to be fun,” Keith said.

Marcus Marshall, a B-back in Georgia Tech’s triple-option, rushed for 184 yards on eight carries. Keith Marshall, who had a season-ending knee injury on Oct. 5, 2013 and was sidelined for most of last season as well, ran for 73 yards on 10 carries in the thumping Saturday of

Louisiana-Monroe and scored his first touchdowns since the 2013 opener. “He had an amazing day,” Keith said. “Those numbers he put up were unreal. We root for each other.” Marcus followed Keith at Millbrook High in Raleigh, N.C., setting a single season school record with 2,198 rushing yards. The brothers share the school record for most points in a game with 30.

Getting to games of their sons is made easier for their parents because they can stay with family in Atlanta, Keith said. “When we play each other there will definitely be a little bit of smack talking,” Keith said. “Outside of that, I want him to be everything he wants to be.”

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