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100 Day Sun Devil Football Countdown To Kickoff, #73: Cameron Marshall's All-Time Highlight

Cameron Marshall says "POW!" (Photo: ASU)
Cameron Marshall says "POW!" (Photo: ASU)

Our friends at Samsung have been looking around for fan's favorite college football highlights. With our 100 Day Countdown to Kickoff series going in full blast, it was a perfect opportunity for us to revisit one of our favorite Sun Devil highlights in recent memory: Cameron Marshall's amazing "beast mode" touchdown run against Oregon State.

Having just 13 yards in the third quarter with ASU clinging to a 21-20, Marshall had his number called for a run to the right. What happened next was truly remarkable.

Quarterback Brock Osweiler took the snap and gave the handoff to Marshall running up the middle. Center Garth Gerhart had kicked out to the right and engaged an Oregon State linebacker. Gerhart's block popped the linebacker to the perimeter and into Marshall's path, but Marshall spun out of his tackle and an additional tackle coming from the defensive tackle on the backside who had been engaged with left guard Mike Marcisz.

Turning upfield, Marshall got a good block on from wide receiver Aaron Pflugrad on cornerback Jordan Poyer, who dove at Marshall's feet. Marshall ran through Poyer's hands as linebacker Cameron Collins closed from the backside. Ahead of Marshall was safety Anthony Watkins, who went in for the head-first tackle as Collins grabbed Marshall from behind. As the three men converged...

BAM! In a violent collision, Marshall ran over Watkins and knocked Collins to the side. To his credit, Collins did not give up on the play, as he rose quickly to grab Marshall again, but as you see in the photo, Marshall gave him a wicked stiff arm and knocked him to the ground (reverse angle photo and close up).

Marshall then turned on the jets and cornerback Rashaad Reynolds' last ditch swipe at the three-yard line could not stop Marshall's amazing touchdown run.

But words can't do this play justice. Watch:

So that's our selection for favorite highlight. Now it's your turn. Tell us your pick for favorite Sun Devil highlight in the comment section below.

See all the previous entries on House of Sparky's 100 day football countdown here.

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