In NFL playoffs, Marlon Mack makes USF history

USF's former three-time 1,000-yard rusher became the first Bulls player to score a touchdown in the NFL playoffs
Former USF tailback Marlon Mack scored on a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Saturday's AFC wild card game. [AP photo]
Former USF tailback Marlon Mack scored on a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Saturday's AFC wild card game. [AP photo]
Published January 5
Updated January 5

In addition to etching his name in the Colts' history books Saturday, former Bulls TB Marlon Mack  made another entry in USF annals as well.

The second-year Colts tailback scored on a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Saturday's AFC wild card game at Houston, becoming the first USF player to score a touchdown in the NFL playoffs.

By day's end, he had run for 148 yards in Indianapolis' 21-7 victory, a new Colts playoff record according to ESPN. He became the franchise's first player with 100 rushing yards in a playoff game since Dominic Rhodes in Super Bowl XLI.

A Colts fourth-round pick in 2017, Mack is attempting to become the 12th USF player — and ninth on an active playoff roster — to reach the Super Bowl.

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