Speedy Former S Emerges At RB For Arkansas
Arkansas may have found its own version of UCLA's Myles Jack.
Korliss Marshall, dubbed a "freak show" by coach Bret Bielema this spring, headlined Saturday's spring game with 99 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
For those wondering whether Bielema will change his approach, which led to considerable success at Wisconsin, but largely failed at Arkansas last season, Saturday's game provided an emphatic answer. The Razorbacks pounded the ball during the scrimmage, and the first-team offense ran for more than 250 yards and four touchdowns.
Marshall, listed at 6-foot and 196 pounds last season, played defense for most of 2013, getting a taste on offense with 17 carries at 8.6 yards per pop. He mostly used his speed on toss sweep plays.
Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams, last year's leading rushers, split first-team carries with Marshall on Saturday. Collins rushed for more than 1,000 yards on 5.4 yards per carry despite little threat of a passing game, so the coaches must see something in Marshall that he's competing for carries.
On Saturday, the Tulsa World called his 59-yard touchdown "the highlight of the day."
"It feels really good considering I didn't get a touchdown last season," Marshall said, according to the paper. "So, I got to get in here, show some of my skills and let everybody see the real speed."