Pumphrey breaks NCAA rushing record Rare bowl win for New Mexico Mountaineers defeat Toledo
las vegas» Donnel Pumphrey broke the NCAA career rushing record Saturday in his college finale, running for 115 yards and a touchdown in San Diego State’s 34-10 pounding of Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Pumphrey passed former Wisconsin star Ron Dayne’s mark of 6,397 career yards on a 15-yard run against the Cougars early in the fourth quarter, and wrapped up his sensational Aztecs career with a total of 6,405 yards.
“It means the world to me,” said Pumphrey, whose senior total of 2,133 yards rushing ranks in the top 10 all time for an FBS player.
The Aztecs overcame a 10-0, first-quarter deficit against the Cougars for their second consecutive bowl victory. albuquerque» Richard McQuarley ran for two touchdowns and New Mexico posted its second bowl victory in a half century, defeating Texas-San Antonio 2320 in the New Mexico Bowl.
Lamar Jordan rushed for 81 yards and threw a 34-yard pass to Dameon Gamblin that set up McQuarley’s 1-yard TD burst for a 2313 lead in the fourth quarter. montgomery, ala.» Marcus Cox rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown and Michael Rubino kicked a go-ahead, 39-yard field goal, lifting Appalachian State to a 31-28 victory over Toledo in the Camellia Bowl. atlanta» Grambling State won the Celebration Bowl when it blocked an extra-point kick set back 15 yards by an excessive celebration after a touchdown with just over two minutes left, holding off North Carolina Central 10-9. orlando, fla.» Justice Hansen threw three touchdown passes to Kendall Sanders to help Arkansas State pound Central Florida 31-13 in the AutoNation Cure Bowl.