Octavias McKoy, D-III RB, breaks NCAA rushing record with 455 yards

Jun 4, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; General view of the NCAA logo at Hayward Field in advance of the 2013 NCAA Track

This Saturday has been quite the day for college football. We’ve seen incredible games, but I bet most of you didn’t get a chance to see two of the records that were set today. That’s because they didn’t happen in Division I football.

RB Octavious McKoy of Western Connecticut has set the all time single-game rushing record with 455 yards. The D-III running back finished Saturday’s game against Worcester State with 455 yards and five touchdowns. He also had 43 carries in the 55-35 victory.

McKoy’s record runs across all divisions of the NCAA, not just Division III football. His rushing total from Saturday beat the previous record held by Dante Brown of Marietta, who ran for 441 yards back in 1996.

According to ESPN, “LaDainian Tomlinson holds the FBS single-game record with 406 rushing yards.”

Also Saturday, Tusculum’s Bo Cordell broke the Division II record for career yards passing Saturday in a 41-33 loss to Wingate.

Cordell threw for 349 yards to increase his career total to 15,049. That broke the D-II record set by Zach Amedro, who threw for 14,733 yards for West Liberty from 2007-10.

Case Keenum, who played at Houston from 2007-11, holds the record for most career yards passing (19,217) of any college player regardless of classification.




Topics: College Football, Western Connecticut

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