Phil Mafah is embracing his opportunity in Clemson's running back rotation
Clemson running back Phil Mafah rushed for a career-high 106 yards on ten carries to lead the Tigers rushing attack in the 31-16 win over Louisville. It was Mafah’s first 100-yard rushing game, and he reached that milestone with his final carry, a 29-yard touchdown run.
There was a lot for “Mafah Man” as coaches and teammates call him, to admire and memorialize from last Saturday’s performance, but one play gets the nod.
“Yeah, that was definitely one to remember,” the 6’1, 230-pound sophomore said about the fourth-quarter 13-yard run, which resulted in a first down and a mob of defenders and offensive linemen at the Louisville 43-yard line. “I’ve never had a play that long,” added Mafah. “I just kept moving my feet and waiting for the whistle and I guess everyone was just pushing the pile. The guys, the O-line, were doing a good job at that. So it was one of my favorite plays of all time for sure.”
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Here’s video of Mafah’s media availability this week:
Mafah has rushed for a career-high 400 yards so far this season. He’s also scored three touchdowns, matching his career high.
Clemson hosts Miami at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon.