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TCU’s Tomlinson Sets NCAA Record

November 21, 1999

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ TCU’s LaDainian Tomlinson broke the NCAA Division I-A rushing record, gaining 406 yards and scoring six touchdowns Saturday in a 52-24 victory over Texas-El Paso.

Tomlinson topped the record held by Tony Sands of Kansas, who rushed for 396 yards on 58 carries against Missouri on Nov. 23, 1991.

``All the credit goes to the offensive line. They’ve done a great job of creating holes all season,″ Tomlinson said. ``I need to buy them a couple of steaks.″

While Tomlinson is the first major-college rusher to gain 400 yards in a game, he is the sixth overall in the NCAA. The record is 441 yards, by Dante Brown of Division III Marietta College in 1996.

Tomlinson had touchdown runs of 70 and 63 yards on consecutive carries in the fourth quarter. He broke the Division I-A record with a 7-yard carry on his 43rd and final carry of the game.

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