Monday, November 24, 2014

Samaje Perine 427 yards

Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine set an FBS single-game rushing record during Saturday's 44-7 win over Kansas.

The true freshman from Pflugerville, Texas, carried 34 times for 427 yards (12.6 yards per carry) and five touchdowns, breaking the record set by Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon last week against Nebraska. Gordon rushed for 408 yards on 25 carries (16.3 yards per carry) in three quarters of a 59-24 rout.

Perine broke the record on a 42-yard run early in the fourth quarter. After recording 222 yards in the first half, Perine ripped off a 66-yard touchdown scamper on his first carry of the third quarter.

Prior to Gordon's performance last week the FBS record was held by former TCU and NFL star LaDainian Tomlinson, who amassed 406 yards and six touchdowns on 43 carries in a game against Texas El-Paso in 1999. The NCAA all-division​ single-game record is 455, set by Division III Western Connecticut State's Octavias McKoy in October 2013.​

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