Oklahoma Sooners

Samaje Perine breaks Oklahoma’s all-time rushing record

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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:

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:

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. 

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