Colts news: Marlon Mack knew he would have a good day early in the game
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Colts RB Marlon Mack knew he would have a good day early in the game

Marlon Mack

Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack had a banner day in his team’s shutout win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon, rushing for 139 yards and two touchdowns.

Mack got off to a great start right off the bat, and from that point on, he knew he was going to have a big day, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk,

“From the first series, I knew today would be a big day,” Mack said.

Mack dominated the first drive of the game, ripping off runs of 19, six, and seven yards before pounding in a one-yard score to put the Colts up from the get-go.

Indianapolis then proceeded to rip the Cowboys apart on both ends of the field for the remainder of the game, emerging with a 23-0 win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Overall this season, Mack has rushed for 755 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 4.8 yards per carry.

The 22-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of South Florida, was originally selected by the Colts in the fourth round (143rd pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

He played in 14 games during his rookie campaign, finishing with 358 yards and three scores on the ground while recording 3.8 yards per attempt. In addition, he hauled in 21 receptions for 225 yards while reaching the end zone once.

With the win, Indianapolis moved to 8-6 on the year. The Baltimore Ravens hold the second and final Wild Card spot in the AFC. They are also 8-6, but are ahead of the Colts by way of tiebreakers.

Indy will take on the New York Giants next weekend.