Martin’s 69-Yard Touchdown Run Named D3football.com Play of the Week

Ben Martin's 69-Yard TD Run is named the D3football.com Play of the Week
Ben Martin's 69-Yard TD Run is named the D3football.com Play of the Week

DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's Ben Martin's 69-yard touchdown run against MIT last Saturday was named the City of Salem D3football.com Play of the Week, it was announced by the website on Tuesday afternoon. 

During the play, Martin, a sophomore from Galloway, N.J., took a read-option handoff from quarterback Joe Callahan, broke several tackles to avoid a four-yard loss and broke free en route to his fifth touchdown of the season.  Martin's longest scamper of the season gave the Wolverines a 56-0 third quarter lead against the Engineers which finished in a 59-0 shutout.

Martin's game-breaking speed and elusiveness has allowed him to gain 602 yards on just 63 carries this year, good for a 9.6 yard average. 

Fourth-ranked Wesley hosts No. 7 Hobart on Saturday, December 6 at 12 pm.  This is the first time since 2010 that the Wolverines have hosted a Quarterfinal Game despite the Navy & White reaching the Elite Eight the last six seasons.

Tickets for the game against the Statemen can be purchased at the gate.  The price of admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students while children under the age of two are admitted free.  Fans can also follow the action live on www.GoWesleyAthletics.com or by tuning in to WDEL 1150 AM