Advertisements
Latest News

Pumphrey breaks Dayne’s record

Follow The Capital Sports Report on WordPress.com

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In his final college football game in his career, San Diego State Aztecs running back Donnel Pumphrey broke the all-time FBS rushing record. He also claimed the Las Vegas Bowl MVP in the Aztecs 34-10 win over the Houston Cougars.

Pumphrey had 115 yards in the game. He finished his collegiate journey with 6,405 yards, which surpassed the previous record holder’s 6,397 yards set by former Wisconsin Badgers running back Ron Dayne in 1999.

Donnel Pumphrey (Getty Images)

Donnel Pumphrey (Getty Images)

He broke the record on a 15-yard run in the fourth quarter on a sweep to the right. After the run, his teammates celebrated the moment with him.

Pumphrey, 22, finished the season with 2,133 yards along with 17 rushing touchdowns.

Up until 2002, bowl stats were not included in a player’s career stats. Meaning that if Dayne would have had that in place when he played, he would still have been the record holder, as he would have 7,125 yards.

Dayne ran for 728 yards in four bowl games for the Badgers.

To make this even more special, Pumphrey was able to do it in front of his hometown fans. He was born in North Las Vegas, Nevada and attended Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas.

Any Corrections?. You can contact Anthony at publisher@thecapitalsportsreport.com.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Anthony: @alcaruso3 on Twitter | Anthony Caruso III on Facebook
Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

©2007-2017 The Capital Sports Report. Please honor copyright! Piracy hurts writers, devalues their works, and puts you and your employer at risk of lawsuits. All original materials contained on this website are protected by the United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcasted without the prior written permission.

Advertisements

Enter your email address to follow The Capital Sports Report and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 729 other followers

Any Corrections?. You can contact Anthony Caruso III, Publisher at publisher@thecapitalsportsreport.com.

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

©2007-2017 The Capital Sports Report. Please honor copyright! Piracy hurts writers, devalues their works, and puts you and your employer at risk of lawsuits. All original materials contained on this website are protected by the United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcasted without the prior written permission.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s