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Suggs Sets NCAA TD Record

November 21, 2002

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) _ Virginia Tech tailback Lee Suggs set an NCAA Division I record Wednesday night by scoring a touchdown in his 24th consecutive game, breaking a record that had stood for 32 years.

Suggs ran 28 yards for a touchdown with 4:57 left in the first half of the 13th-ranked Hokies’ game against West Virginia. It was his 50th touchdown during the string, which started Sept. 2, 2000, against Akron.

Suggs came into the game tied with Bill Burnett, who scored in 23 consecutive games for Arkansas from Oct. 5, 1968 through Oct. 31, 1970.

Burnett scored 47 touchdowns during his streak.

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