On November 22,2014 in Norman, OK NCAA history was Made. Oklahoma Sooner running back Samaje Perine set a new NCAA record for rushing yards in a single game with 427-yards. Perine did so in a blowout game where his Sooners defeated Kansas by a score of 44-7. Perine also scored 5 touchdowns during this incredible performance.
New NCAA record holder Samaje Perine. (Getty Images)
An interesting note to this accomplishment is how new the previous record was that Perine broke. Just one week earlier on November 15, 2014 Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon broke the previous record with a 408-yard rushing performance. With that performance Gordon broke a record Ladainian Tomlinson had held with a 406-yard performance in 1999.
It is pretty amazing that a record that stood for 15 years was broken twice in one week. Samaje Perine set the bar far higher than Melvin Gordon did just one week earlier. This record will be very hard to beat and will not likely be done any time soon.
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On Saturday the number 21 ranked team in the country Kansas State hosted the Miami Hurricanes for the first time ever. K State was led by their Heisman candidate QB Collin Klein. Klein had 169 yards passing, 54 yards rushing and 2 TD passes in a win against Missouri State last week. On the other side of the stadium the Miami Hurricanes were riding the hopes of their break out freshman running back Duke Johnson. Johnson 7 rushes for 135 yards and 2 TD runs in a week 1 win over Boston College. While K State was favored going into the game the Canes had a chance at pulling out the upset on the road.
The game however told a story that not even those favoring K State would have predicted. K State crushed the Canes by a final score of 52-13. The first quarter saw Klein and the K State squad looking really strong and dominating the Canes on the offensive side of the ball. The Canes made some mistakes in the first half, such as Duke Johnson dropping an open pass which would have led to a great gain of yards for the Canes. K State played their brand of football by using up the clock and wearing down the defense. K State made a mistake going into halftime when Klein tried a trick play reverse pass to his running back that led to a loss of yards and a missed field goal by K State. The momentum appeared to have changed going into half time with K State leading 24-6.
When the second half started the Canes had many chances to get their offense going but could not capitalize. K State picked their play back up even stronger than before in the 4th quarter. K State out scored The Canes 21 to 7 in the final quarter. Collin Klein put on a clinic of passing and rushing to finish the game. The only bright spot for the Canes in the second half and probably the entire game was a 77 yard kick off return by Duke Johnson. The Canes will have to work on developing Johnson who has tremendous potential but made too many mistakes.
Collin Klein had 210 yards passing, 81 yards rushing. With 1 TD pass and 3 rushing TD’s Klein showed how talented he really is on Saturday. We could be seeing Klein with the Heisman Trophy in December if he continues to put up numbers like he did in this game.
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After 66 games played in the March Madness tournament the 67th and most important game will be played tonight in New Orleans, LA. The Kentucky Wildcats will Take on the Kansas Jayhawks in the NCAA National Championship game. The two teams met in November at Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats took that game 75-65 over the Jayhawks, it was not as close as the score seems. The Wildcats dominated the Jayhawks during the whole second half. The Jayhawks get a clean slate tonight and prove to the Nation they are the best. They are coming into tonight’s game as 6 1/2 point underdogs to the Wildcats.
Tonight’s game will be won by the Kentucky Wildcats. I know the cliche “anything can happen in one game”, but not in this one. Wildcats star Anthony Davis, a for sure No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, has been incredible during the tournament. Davis has shown himself to be a great leader and I see him having a bright future in the pros. In fact the Wildcats have so much talent that three of the Wildcats player are projected first round NBA picks. The Wildcats have had a pretty easy trip through March and I don’t see tonight being any different. Kansas has been good during the tournament but has had a couple of close games the last couple of weeks and just are not consistent enough to defeat the Wildcats.
The fact is that when the tournament started over 3 weeks ago it was Kentucky’s to win. They are too strong to lose against Kansas on the biggest stage of them all. Tonight the Wildcats will put their names back in the history books as National champs. The Season will be over they will loose 3 talented players to the NBA draft for sure, but they will recruit well and be back for many years to come.