December 23, 2023
COX WINS BART STARR MVP AWARD
MONTGOMERY – Appalachian State junior running back Marcus Cox was the 2015 recipient of the Bart Starr MVP Award.
“The feeling is all real. It’s just an honor and a blessing to be able to win this (MVP) trophy, but without my teammates, my offensive line, my coaches, none of this is even possible,” Cox said.
Cox had 24 rushing attempts for 162 yards and one TD in the win over Ohio. The 24 rushing attempts and 162 rushing yards are both Camellia Bowl records.
“That’s how we win this year is running the football,” ASU head coach Scott Satterfield said. “We know that we can control the game that way. So we got away from it a little bit there in the second quarter. We just wanted to get back to it in the second half and really lean on Marcus (Cox) and Jalin (Moore) and that offensive line that’s been so good for us all year.
Cox had a 26-yard TD run during a 21-0 run in the fourth quarter to spark the Mountaineers. He tied the school record with his 22nd career 100-yard rushing game. John Settle (1983-86) also had 22 career 100-yard rushing games for the Mountaineers.