Samaje Perine Breaks NCAA Rushing Record

OKLAHOMA TRUE FRESHMAN SETS NEW SINGLE GAME RUSHING MARK By FITSNEWS  ||  Prior to this season, only one NCAA running back had ever eclipsed the 400-yard rushing mark in a single game – Ladanian Tomlinson of Texas Christian. Many thought Tomlinson’s mark would stand forever … until it was broken…


By FITSNEWS  ||  Prior to this season, only one NCAA running back had ever eclipsed the 400-yard rushing mark in a single game – Ladanian Tomlinson of Texas Christian.

Many thought Tomlinson’s mark would stand forever … until it was broken twice within seven days.

Fifteen years after Tomlinson’s record 406-yard romp against UTEP, a pair of running backs eclipsed his mark in back-to-back weeks.  First it was Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon III – who ran for 408 yards on 25 carries last week against Nebraska.  On Saturday it was Oklahoma true freshman Samaje Perine, who ripped off 427 yards on 34 carries against the Kansas Jayhawks.

Making Perine’s accomplishment even more impressive?  The 19-year-old from Pfllugerville, Texas didn’t even start the No. 21 Sooners’ muddy, rain-soaked game against the Jayhawks – and sat out the final 12:16 of the fourth quarter.

Perine scored the first time he touched the football – a 49-yard jaunt on the opening play of Oklahoma’s second possession that put the Sooners up 7-0.  Other than that he was held in check during the game’s first twenty minutes  – sitting out Oklahoma’s third possession and picking up only 16 yards on six carries on the Sooners’ next three series.

Nothing to write home about, in other words …

When his team got the ball with 9:53 left in the second quarter, though, Perine took over the game – picking up 157 yards on his next eleven touches (including scoring runs of 33 and 34 yards).  When the 5-foot-11, 243-pound tailback ripped off a 66-yard touchdown run on the Sooners’ first play of the third quarter, Tomlinson’s – err, Gordon’s – record was within striking distance.

And on Oklahoma’s second play of the fourth quarter, it fell.

Take a look …

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Props to Perine …

Even more impressive than his on-field exploits, though?  His selflessness.  According to several of his teammates, Perine told his position coach Cale Gundy to “put in one of the other guys” in the fourth quarter because “the record (was) not important.”

Good for him … that’s an example young players should seek to emulate.


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Bible Thumper November 23, 2014 at 5:13 pm

What! You’re not going to write an article about the Gamecocks being bowl eligible. 6-5

idcydm November 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm

It’s a good thing the Mighty SEC had their late season Patsy Saturday of they would be 5-6.

jackass November 23, 2014 at 6:46 pm

yeah, because that powerhouse of Georgia St was so good.

idcydm November 23, 2014 at 6:50 pm

What does that have to do with the Mighty SEC late season Patsy Saturday, jackass?

aww tiny tater November 23, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Well exactly the same your quirky little comment had to do with the actual story you posted on you retarded hypocrite. By the way I guess its a good thing your tiny taters actually scheduled Georgia State or else they would have been swept by that state this year. I guess Saturday we shall see if SC state was on your schedule for the same reason huh?

idcydm November 23, 2014 at 11:05 pm

You Gamecock retards are so predictable, what makes you think I’m Clemson fan? I think it’s just as despicable that Clemson played a Patsy this late in the season also. My team lost to a Top 25 team by two points, we haven’t been rated all year and that’s fine with me, there’s more to my life than football.

BTW I hope Clemson wins.

Tazmaniac November 24, 2014 at 10:25 am


idcydm November 24, 2014 at 10:39 am

Ya got me, :) but I have said it before.

Tazmaniac November 24, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Gator fan, even in a year like this! Go Gators!

idcydm November 24, 2014 at 12:38 pm

We’ve split and I’ll give you a pass since the Old Ball Coach is gone, not one of my favorite people.

Squishy123 November 23, 2014 at 6:16 pm

There are 38 bowl games this year, 76 of 128 teams will make it to a bowl game, everyone gets a trophy.

exactly November 24, 2014 at 9:24 am

It must be like playing Division 2 basketball huh? I mean if you couldn’t play for one of the 68 teams to make it to the NCAA tournament, the 32 teams to play in the NIT the 32 teams to play in the CIT or the 16 teams in the CBI tournaments, you have to play D2 to try to go to the post season

GrandTango November 23, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Wow…How did FITS get this BREAKING news scoop? What a CRACK and hardworking “journalist” (: …Got a couple SC @ CU post on SCPSD…great reads for the more in-tune sports fan in SC…

$$$$$$ November 23, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Former Coastal Carolina University quarterback Tyler Thigpen, who was inducted into the school’s athletics hall of fame last week, is facing driving under the influence charges after being arrested at some point overnight, police said.

Horry County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jeff Benton said that Thigpen was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 1:55 p.m. Sunday and posted $1,000 cash or surety bond shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday.

Benton said he did not know where the incident occurred or which jurisdiction made the arrest.

He said he believed Thigpen was arrested overnight and held before being transported to J. Reuben Long for booking.

Thigpen was a star for Coastal Carolina during the program’s first four seasons from 2003-06, establishing records that still stand and leading the Chants to immediate success with three Big South championships, a 2006 NCAA FCS playoff appearance and countless clutch plays and big moments.

He was the first play in the Big South league to be selected in the NFL draft, being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings and most recently was affiliated with the Cleveland Browns.

Read more here:

Thought I would ‘break’ it for FITS…:-) CCU has always been a dirty and disgusting program, in my opinion.

Just another example of the type of student/athlete they produce. Google Jerome Simpson.

Cliff Ellis is a good fit, if you will.

$$$$$$ November 23, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Coastal receiver Simpson charged with simple assault
By staff of The Sun News

Coastal Carolina wide receiver Jerome Simpson was charged Thursday with simple assault and battery.

The senior All-American appeared in Conway magistrate court on Thursday morning, court officials said. Judge Bradley Mayers set Simpson’s bond at $1,000 and ordered him to avoid contact with the victim. Mayers granted a personal recognizance bond, meaning Simpson did not have to post any money.

The warrant was filed Thursday morning, according to Horry County’s public index.

Simpson will play in Coastal Carolina’s opener at Delaware State on Saturday, athletic department spokesman John Martin said.

and then…

$$$$$$ November 23, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Bengals’ Jerome Simpson indicted on drug charge

By Jim Hannah, The Cincinnati Enquirer

Updated 1/19/2012 2:04 PM

COVINGTON, Ky. – Four months after marijuana was delivered to Jerome Simpson’s home, the Bengals wide receiver was indicted on a drug charge Thursday in Kenton County.

By Frank Victores, US Presswire

Bengals WR Jerome Simpson caught 50 passes for 725 yards and four TDs in 2011.

By Frank Victores, US Presswire

Bengals WR Jerome Simpson caught 50 passes for 725 yards and four TDs in 2011.

Sponsored LinksSimpson was indicted on one count of trafficking marijuana in excess of eight ounces. An arraignment date in Kenton Circuit Court was not immediately set. The charge is punishable by one to five years in prison.

Federal authorities swooped on his Crestview Hills townhouse in September and seized a package containing 2.5 pounds of California marijuana being shipped to the residence. Inside the home investigators found about six more pounds of marijuana, scales and smoking devices.

and then…

$$$$$$ November 23, 2014 at 7:34 pm

“Suspended Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson now has no team after he finishes his three-game suspension. The team announced today that they were cutting him after new July charges, one of them being marijuana possession, came to light.

Ben Goessling of ESPN found out that Simpson has a Nov. 3 court date for a July 7 citation in Bloomington, Minn.:

According to Goessling’s report, Simpson wasn’t arrested, but he did violate his Jan. 2 probation that required him to not have any future alcohol-related, drug-related, or traffic offenses.

Simpson was scheduled to return after Week 3 when his suspension, resulting from a DUI arrest last November, ended. It was his second suspension; in 2012, the wide receiver was banned for three games after having 2.5 pounds of weed shipped to his house in a controlled delivery.

But with new charges, Simpson could be handed another suspension by the league. Coach Mike Zimmer said he didn’t know about Simpson’s charges until he was informed by Vikings PR today, and so the team didn’t value him as worth the hassle. The Vikings have enough on their plate right now, anyway.”


and then this….

$$$$$$ November 23, 2014 at 7:38 pm

GRAND finale…

Former CCU football player Mario Tynes sentenced

by Continuous News Desk

Posted: 05.21.2010 at 3:01 PMContinuous News Desk

A former Coastal Carolina University football player will spend the next 18 years in prison.

Mario Tynes was one of several charged in connection with a 2007 armed robbery.

Police say Tynes, Michael Lackey and Joshua Readon broke into a home and pistol-whipped the victim.

Friday morning Tynes and lackey were both found guilty in an Horry County court on all charges, and each sentenced to 18 years in prison.

They were charged with armed robbery, burglary and unlawful possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

p.s….he left the locker room in his UNIFORM prior to commission of this felony…

Thought you might want to do a story about CCU athletics??? ” :-)

Toyota Kawaski November 24, 2014 at 8:24 am

Cale Gundy former OU QB and brother of Mike Gundy head coach at OSU. Wonder how those holiday meals are after the bedlam match up each year?


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