Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon sets FBS record for single-game rushing yards

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Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon has rushed for more yards in a single game than any other player in FBS history.

Gordon reached 408 yards on a 26-yard touchdown run in the third quarter Saturday against Nebraska. He has recorded 16.3 yards per carry (25 carries) and four touchdowns. Seven of Gordon's runs have gone for at least 25 yards.

The previous record was set by former TCU and NFL star LaDainian Tomlinson, who amassed 406 yards and six touchdowns on 43 carries in a game against Texas El-Paso in 1999.

In the second quarter, Gordon hurdled a diving defender on this 62-yard touchdown run.

The NCAA all-division​ single-game record is 455, set by Western Connecticut State's (Division III)​ Octavias McKoy in October 2013.

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