In the last four seasons for the Aztecs, there’s one thing that has remained constant the entire time: Donnel Pumphrey.
He passed Ron Dayne for the lead on a 15 yard at the start of the fourth quarter, ending his collegiate career with 6,405 rushing yards.
At the start of the game, the 108 yards needed for the No. 1 spot looked as though the record might not come to pass after the Cougars’ defense held Pumphrey to a loss of one yard in the first quarter.
However, he adjusted, running for 100 yards and a touchdown in the second and third quarters before overtaking the record.
He was also named as most valuable player for the game.