| ||FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU's LaDainian Tomlinson broke the
NCAA Division I-A rushing record, gaining 406 yards and scoring six
touchdowns Saturday in a 52-24 victory over Texas-El Paso.
Tomlinson topped the record held by Tony Sands of Kansas, who
rushed for 396 yards on 58 carries against Missouri on Nov. 23,
"All the credit goes to the offensive line. They've done a
great job of creating holes all season," Tomlinson said. "I need
to buy them a couple of steaks."
While Tomlinson is the first major-college rusher to gain 400
yards in a game, he is the sixth overall in the NCAA. The record is
441 yards, by Dante Brown of Division III Marietta College in 1996.
Tomlinson had touchdown runs of 70 and 63 yards on consecutive
carries in the fourth quarter. He broke the Division I-A record
with a 7-yard carry on his 43rd and final carry of the game.
|LaDainian Tomlinson broke the NCAA Division I-A rushing record with 406 yards against UTEP.|| |
Tomlinson leads TCU past UTEP 52-24
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