Rutgers coach Kyle Flood planned for an expanded Robert Martin role, and the freshman tailback did not disappoint. Martin saw his first action in a non mop-up role, and scored his first career touchdown in the 42-24 loss to Nebraska.
The Harrisburg (Pa.) product ran six times for 32 yards, including a four-yard touchdown run for the final score of the game. Martin finished as the third best rusher for Rutgers behind Chris Laviano and Desmon Peoples.
Thirteen months off of a torn ACL in high school, Martin strengthened his case for a feature role in the Rutgers offense.
Martin sits third among active rushers on the roster with 63 yards on 15 carries.