San Diego State sophomore running back Donnel Pumphrey became the team’s single season rushing leader during the third quarter of the Poinsettia Bowl on Tuesday, breaking the record previously held by George Jones.
Pumphrey finished the season 1,867 rushing yards, which was good enough for No. 3 in the country this season.
However, Pumphrey and the Aztecs finished the season on a melancholy note on Tuesday after they suffered a last second loss to Navy.
“Honestly, it’s great but we didn’t get the win,” a teary eyed Pumphrey said post-game. “It was a hard one.”
Pumphrey finished the Poinsettia game with 112 yards on 21 attempts, and also scored a touchdown in the first quarter.
It marked the 10th time this season that the second-year back went over 100 yards rushing, which broke the record for most 100-yard rushing games in a season previously held by current Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman.
Along with the broken records, Pumphrey also made an appearance on the Sports Illustrated All-American team as an honorable mention.
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