"He sent me a direct message, saying congratulations," Perine said. "We then joked around a little bit back and forth."
Just one week after Gordon broke LaDainian Tomlinson's 15-year-old FBS record for rushing yards in a game with 408, Perine rewrote the record book again Saturday with 427 yards in Oklahoma's 44-7 rout of Kansas.
"It lasted so short, but I congratulated him and just told him there's going to be pressure that comes with that," Gordon said. "People are going to look for, every game, they're going to look for you to be explosive and make plays. And I just told him that, 'Don't worry about that too much. Don't worry about the media and the expectations because the expectations are going to be high for you and all eyes are going to be on you.' ...
"For him to go out there and run for that much, it's just crazy. Regardless of which team it was, rushing for 400-some yards, it's still not easy. It's still a Division I team, and that's just hard to do. So, congrats to him."
Perine, a true freshman, said he asked for Gordon's advice about how to handle all the extra attention of breaking a record.
"He just gave me some things he did," Perine said. "It was pretty cool. The fact he reached out to me like that just speaks very highly of his character."