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OU running back Samaje Perine sets NCAA single-game rushing record with more than 400 yards

Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine is college football's new single-game rushing leader. Perine passed the 400-yard mark early in the fourth quarter, getting to 427 yards on his second carry of the final period. Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon set the NCAA single-game rushing record last week with 408 yards against Nebraska. In the third quarter, Perine broke the OU school record of 294 yards set by Greg Pruitt against Kansas State on Oct. 23, 1971.

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Three hours later, OU’s offensive line was side by side again in the interview room. Asked if they felt Perine’s record was as much theirs as the freshman running back’s, Shead, Thompson, Kasitati, Williams and Darlington spoke as one, smiling and giggling as they did.

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