Freshman Martin Stepping Into Spotlight

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Rutgers running back Robert Martin scored his first career touchdown Saturday in the 42-24 loss to Nebraska. The true freshman spoke with ScarletReport.com after the game's conclusion about his growing role in Ralph Friedgen's offense.

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.


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