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Woodhead sets NCAA Rushing Record

We wrote last week about the success of Danny Woodhead at Division II Chadron State College. The Chadron State Eagles won last week, beating West Texas A&M 43-17 in the second round of the Division II playoffs.

(Source: Chadron State Eagles Athletics)

Woodhead rushed for 252 yards and scored four touchdowns against West Texas A&M, giving him season totals of 2,740 yards on 328 yards for an average of 8.4 yards per carry and 228.3 yards per game.

The total of 2,740 set a single season record for rushers in all divisions. The 2,740 beat the old record of 2,653 set by Kavin Gailliard of American International in 1999.

The Division IA all-time single-season rushing record is held by Barry Sanders of Oklahoma State who ran for 2,628 yards on 344 carries with a 7.66 yard per carry average and 238.9 yards per game.

The Eagles raised their record to 12-0. They travel to Northwest Missouri State for the Division II quarterfinals, Saturday, December 2nd. The game will be at noon.

Think About It

It's clear that Woodhead could have moved up a Division to stiffen his competition. Perhaps he will next year.

You know that opposing defenses must be keying on this kid, that everyone on the other team is out to stop him, yet he has still run for all this yardage. That's pretty amazing play at any level.