With 86 rushing yards in a 35-19 win over Auburn in the Sugar Bowl, running back Samaje Perine broke Billy Sims all-time rushing record at Oklahoma.
In three seasons at Oklahoma, Perine now has 4,122 yards. Sims rushed for 4,118 yards at OU from 1976-1979, and won the Heisman Trophy in 1978.
Perine is only a junior, but it’s expected he’ll declare for the NFL Draft before the January 16 deadline.
Sims made sure to congratulate Perine on Twitter:
— Billy Sims (@billysims1978) January 3, 2017
So, here is an update to the list after the Sugar Bowl:
Oklahoma Sooners all-time rushing records
Samaje Perine: 4,122 (2016)
Billy Sims: 4,118 (1979)
Joe Washington: 4,071 (1975)
Adrian Peterson: 4,045 (2006)
Perine finished the game with 86 yards on 17 carries, along with a touchdown. His teammate, Joe Mixon, led the team in rushing yards with 91 on 19 carries and a pair of scores.
Head coach Bob Stoops gave a shoutout to Perine in the locker room after the game:
Everybody in the room gets a game ?… but one special one for the new OU career rushing leader. pic.twitter.com/7QBQQx6rcQ
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) January 3, 2017
Let’s not forget that 10% of Perine”s career output at OU came in a single game: his freshman year against Kansas in 2014 when he set the FBS record with 427 rushing yards against the Jayhawks.