|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFLast weekend, Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon set the FBS record for most rushing yards in a game with 408 yards. This Saturday a true freshman from Oklahoma broke that record. Samaje Perine had 427 yards and five touchdowns for the Sooners as they blew out Kansas 44-7. The game was not expected to be close, what with the Sooners having a -25 line, but it was history-making in terms of Perine's performance..
Perine's first rushing attempt was a 49-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. After that, the two teams exchanged fumbles with Keith Ford's fumble for the Sooners being in the Jayhawks' red zone. Perine would score two more touchdowns in the second quarter. He had 33 and 34-yard touchdown runs while attaining many more first downs. Overall, he had 222 rushing yards in the first half. This is the most by any Oklahoma player in program history.
Perine had 66 and 27-yard touchdown runs in the third quarter. The Jayhawks also scored their only points of the game as Kans Cassius Sendish had a 63-yard fumble return for a touchdown after Keith Ford fumbled the ball. Perine did have a few attempts in the fourth quarter with one for 42 yards but sat out the last possession.
Perine had 34 rushing attempts for 427 yards. The Sooners did not even require the use of quarterback Cody Thomas, who went 3-13 with 39 passing yards. Michael Hunnicutt also made all three of his field goals for the Sooners.
As for the Jayhawks, they fell to 3-8 and had only 103 offensive yards. They have lost their last 32 road games. Trevor Pardula had eleven punts with three of them being within the Sooners' red zone. He averaged 41.3 yards per punt during the game. Meanwhile, the Jayhawks' running had got 19 yards on 36 carries.
It should be noted that Samaje Perine's record is specifically for FBS football. The most rushing yards in any college football game was 465 yards in a 2013 Division III game by Heidelberg's Cartel Brooks.