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Updated Record Watch: Travis Etienne Reaches FBS Milestones, Returns From Locker Room

Clemson running back Travis Etienne moved into the top 10 in FBS history with 62 rushing touchdowns in his career, and he tied an all-time FBS record.

Clemson running back Travis Etienne is closing in on the ACC's all-time rushing record, but he's already reaching more FBS milestones. 

Etienne scored a first-quarter touchdown on a 25-yard run that put him at 62 career rushing scores. That moves him into the top 10 in FBS history.  

However, the senior running back and Clemson's all-time leading rusher left the field and went to the locker room after a drive early in the third quarter. There is no official update on his status at this time. He was banged up in the first half and has come off the field several times in pain.

Etienne returned to the sideline late in the third quarter and re-entered the game on Clemson's first possession of the fourth quarter. Etienne scored on a 9-yard touchdown run. 



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The Jennings, La., native became the seventh FBS player since 1956 to score 70 touchdowns in a career. 

Etienne also tied Dan Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey for the FBS record of a rushing or receiving touchdown in 41 career games. It was originally reported that Etienne had set the record at 39 games, but after additional research by ESPN, the NCAA acknowledged an error in its record book and updated it to reflect Pumphrey scoring a touchdown in 41 games from 2013-16.

Etienne entered the game needing 129 rushing yards to pass N.C. State's Ted Brown (1975-78) as the all-time ACC rushing leader. Brown produced 4,602 rushing yards. 

Etienne had 37 rushing yards on his first seven carries before leaving the game for a drive after getting banged up on a run. He returned to action on the next second-quarter possession and had 74 rushing yards when he went to the locker room.