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Boise State Broncos Overcome Five-Turnover Deficit To Top BYU 28-27

Boise State bucked the odds in pulling out the win...

BOISE, ID--Quarterback Brett Rypien threw for 442 yards (eighth-most in school history) and three touchdowns and Jeremy McNichols rushed for 140 and another score as #14 Boise State edged BYU 28-27 in a thriller in Albertsons Stadium tonight.

 

The Broncos advanced to 7-0 despite losing five turnovers.  Since 2004, FBS teams that are a negative-5 in the turnover battle are a combined 9-231.

With the victory, Boise State broke Nebraska's modern record for the most wins in an 18-year period.  The Cornhuskers won 192 games from 1982-1999; the Broncos have now won 193 since 1999 with a minimum of five games remaining.  Boise State also tied the Harvard teams from 1896 to 1905 for the fifth-most wins in NCAA history over a 20-year period and moved into the all-time Top 10 for wins in a 21-year period (see charts at the conclusion of this article.)

Boise State has now won seven or more games in 18 consecutive seasons, a streak that ranks 11th in collegiate football history.

Meanwhile, BYU, 4-4 on the season, has lost those four games by a combined eight points.

 

On the heels of victories over Michigan State of the Big Ten and Mississippi State of the SEC, BYU learned that a 5-0 advantage in turnovers isn't enough to beat a Boise State team playing on only four full days' rest after a 28-23 Bronco win over Colorado State late Saturday night.  And, when things went bad for one Bronco unit, another came to their aid.  The Cougars were jumping routes and swiping and clawing at the football all night, resulting in two pick six's and three fumble recoveries which greatly helped their cause.

 

''We had five turnovers and we were able to take care of the football, which is what kept us in the game,'' BYU coach Kalani Sitake said. ''When you're ahead 5-0 in the turnover battle, you shouldn't even be in the game. That says a lot about how good this Boise State team is.''

 

BYU mounted a last-minute drive in an effort to pull off the upset, but, with 16 seconds remaining, nose tackle David Moa blocked a 44-yard field goal attempt by Rhett Almond, which fell behind the Cougar line.  BYU's Mitch Juergens was able to recover, but on the final play, a Hail Mary attempt in the end zone was knocked down and fell to the Blue turf.

 

''I think it shows the will of this team,'' Boise State linebacker Tanner Vallejo said. ''We scratched and clawed and were able to get the win. This is a confidence booster for this team.''

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The Broncos coasted to a 14-0 lead as Rypien spotted McNichols on a deep route over the middle for a 76-yard touchdown and then found reliable receiver Thomas Sperbeck for a 12-yard scoring strike. 

 

On the opening play of Boise State's second scoring drive, Sperbeck hauled in a 20-yard pass from Rypien to become the school's all-time leader in career reception yards with 3,030, passing former Detroit Lion Titus Young.  Sperbeck also tied Ryan Ikebe (1993-96) for the school record with his 13th game of 100 or more receiving yards.

Sperbeck, who celebrated his birthday with his record-setting effort, is 49 catches behind Matt Miller for the all-time career receptions mark at Boise State.

 

After Almond's 35-yard field goal put BYU on the board, BYU's Fred Warner jumped in front of a Rypien pass on Boise State's next possession and walked a tightrope along the sideline for a 44-yard interception return into the end zone.  Then, less than 10 minutes later, Nick Kurtz snared a tipped pass and carried it in from 50 yards out to give the Cougars their first lead at 17-14.

 

The Boise State defense came to the rescue time and time again when miscues by the offense gave the Cougars golden opportunities.  

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McNichols' fumble after a 25-yard gain and recovery by BYU on the Boise State 41-yard line gave the Cougars an excellent chance to extend their lead with 4:54 left in the half.  But they came away with no points when the Bronco defense stopped them on fourth down.

 

Rypien then completed 5-for-5 passes to lead Boise State on a textbook two-minute drive, firing a bullet through two BYU defenders into the hands of Bronco receiver Cedrick Wilson in the end zone for a 36-yard TD and a 21-17 halftime lead.

 

Boise State was able to overcome those three first-half turnovers by amassing 357yards of total offense, while BYU just crossed the 100-yard mark in the final seconds of the opening half. 

 

BYU thwarted two other Bronco first-half scoring drives when Kai Nacua blocked a 32-yard field goal attempt by Tyler Rausa on Boise State's third drive of the game and Rausa missed a 30-yard try with 9:38 left.

 

The Cougars began to shift momentum when Sae Tautu sacked Rypien on a fourth-and-three at the Cougar 36 with 9:01 left in the third quarter.  Twenty-six-year-old BYU quarterback Taysom Hill led his team to the go-ahead score with his running and passing, accounting for 60 yards and powering ahead from one yard out for the touchdown.  Hill scrambled for 18 yards for a third down conversion and, after a chop block penalty backed his team up on second-and-25, Hill connected with Juergens with a 33-yard pass that set up his own touchdown.

 

After a change of possessions, Boise State's Akilian Butler ran up to field a punt with 6:02 left in the quarter, but the ball hit off his chest at his own 27-yard line with alert Cougar defenders recovering.  

 

Once again, the Boise State defense was summoned onto the field to face adversity.  Again, they refused to allow points, pushing the Cougars back to the 34-yard line and forcing a punt.

As successful as they were moving the ball in the opening 30 minutes, the Bronco offense shot itself in the foot with another fumble three plays later.  Sperbeck was stripped of the ball after a 15-yard catch on the Boise State 31.

 

The Bronco defense stiffened once again as Moa sacked Hill on third down to limit BYU to a 35-yard field goal by Almond to give the Cougars a 27-21 lead with 13:38 left in the contest.  The three Bronco fumbles resulted in a total of three BYU points and the stoutness of the Boise State defense was the difference in the game.

Rypien's passing and McNichols' rushing led Boise State on a 10-play, 90-yard drive, with the key play being when Rypien hooked up with tight end Jake Knight on a 46-yard pass play to the Cougar 4.  McNichols bulled into the end zone on the next play for what proved to be the winning touchdown.  But it wasn't without a good dose of drama.

 

BYU drove the ball to the Boise State 41 before the Bronco defense forced a punt.  Boise State coach Bryan Harsin put the ball in the hands of McNichols, who carried six consecutive times and converted three first downs in an effort to salt the game away.

 

But the drive stalled at the Bronco 45-yard line with 2:24 remaining.  Sean Wale's booming 46-yard punt backed the Cougars up to their eight-yard line for their final drive.

 

Hill found Colby Pearson for an eight-yard completion and Squally Canada picked up a third-down conversion with a five-yard run to the 21.  Hill then connected with Jonah Trinnamen on an 11-yard completion, and after Hill scrambled for nine yards, he hit Juergens for another first down at the BYU 48 with 40 seconds left.

 

A nine-yard pass from Hill to Trinnamen and a 13-yard completion to Juergens gave the Cougars two more first downs to set up the field goal try by Almond and the thrilling finish.

 

Rypien completed 25-of-39 passes, with Sperbeck (9 catches for 109 yards and a touchdown) being his top target.  McNichols finished with five catches for 109, including the 76-yard touchdown, as he once again surpassed 200 yards of all-purpose offense with 249.

 

Sean Modster enjoyed his best game as a Bronco, hauling in four passes for 82 yards and Wilson caught four passes for 68 yards.

In just over a season-and-a-half, Rypien has 35 career touchdown passes to move past Ron Autele (34 in 1970 and 1972-73), Eric Guthrie (33 from 1968-71) and Joe Southwick (also 33 from 2010-13) into ninth place at Boise State.  Rypien's 442 yards passing gives him three of the Top 10 single-game performances, matched only by former Bronco legend Kellen Moore.

Rypien tied Moore for the second-most 400-yard passing performances in school history.  Only Ryan Dinwiddie (2000-03) has more with four.  Rypien also notched his eighth game throwing for 300 or more yards to rank #4 all-time.

Rypien has now thrown a touchdown pass in 13 consecutive games, a feat topped only by Moore (with 39 consecutive games from 2009-11) and Bart Hendricks (24 from 1999-2000).  Rypien now ranks 8th in career total offense with 5,337.

With 140 rushing yards and 109 receiving yards, McNichols posted his sixth game with 200 or more yards of all-purpose offense to tie former Bronco and current Miami Dolphin Jay Ajayi (2012-14) for second place in the Boise State record book.  It was just the fifth time in school history that a Bronco player has topped 100 yards in both rushing and receiving in a game.

McNichols is now tied with John Smith (1972-75) for sixth in career touchdowns with 42.

McNichols recorded his 12th career game of 100 or more rushing yards to tie Jon Francis (1984-85) and Rodney Webster (1980-83) for seventh in Bronco history.  McNichols now has 91 career receptions to pass both John Smith (89 from 1972-75) and Jeremy Avery (87 from 2007-10) for third place among Boise State running backs.  McNichols is 12 yards behind school record holder Brock Forsey (103 from 1999-2002).

McNichols also moved up to 10th on the career all-purpose yards list and now has 3,952.

 

Hill completed 21-of-42 passes for 187 yards and ran for 48 yards and a touchdown.  Canada, who first committed to Boise State in 2013 before signing a letter of intent with Washington State and then finding a home at BYU, led the Cougar ground game with 88 yards on 21 carries.  

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Canada filled in admirably for leading BYU rusher Jamaal Williams, who suffered an ankle injury in practice this week.

 

The Cougars have the week off before traveling to Cincinnati on November 5, while Boise State travels to Wyoming next Saturday with first place in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference on the line.

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Most Wins In 18-Year Period:

(no overlap)

*Modern Record in Bold


1.    Yale 209-11-7 (1888-1905)

2.    Pennsylvania 206-30-6 (1890-1907)

3.    Boise State 193-35-0 (1999-2016*)

4.    Nebraska 192-31-1 (1982-1999)

5.    Harvard 188-23-3 (1886-1903)

5.    Florida State 188-34-1 (1987-2004)

7.    Oklahoma 184-52 (1998-2015)

8.    Miami of Florida 183-34-0 (1986-2003)

9.    Florida 183-48-1 (1992-2009)

10.  Princeton 180-19-5 (1888-1905)

11.  Oklahoma 179-31-4 (1971-1988)

12.  Ohio State 178-46-2 (1992-2009)

13.  BYU 176-53-2 (1979-1996)

13.  Virginia Tech 176-55-0 (1994-2011)

15.  Penn State 175-37-1 (1969-1986)

16.  Alabama 174-31-3 (1962-1979)

17.  Virginia Tech 173-60 (1996-2013)

18.  Tennessee 172-48-3 (1987-2004)

18.  Texas 172-57-1 (1995-2012)

 

*--season ongoing

Most Wins In 20-Year Period:

(no overlap)

 
*Modern Record in Bold 


1.    Yale 227-11-8 (1886-1905)
2.    Pennsylvania 224-36-7 (1889-1908)
3.    Nebraska 213-35-1 (1982-2001)
4.    Florida State 204-41-2 (1985-2004)

5.    Harvard 203-27-5 (1886-1905)

5.    Boise State 203-47 (1997-2016*)

7.    Miami of Florida 202-39-0 (1985-2004)
7.    Florida 202-52-1 (1990-2009)

9.    Princeton 196-17-7 (1884-1903)

9.    Ohio State 196-48-0 (1996-2015)

11.  Alabama 195-33-3 (1961-1980)

12.  Penn State 194-39-2 (1967-1986)

12.  BYU 194-59-2 (1977-1996)

12.  Oklahoma 194-38-4 (1971-1990)

15.  Virginia Tech 192-64-0 (1993-2012)

16.  Oklahoma 191-68-0 (1996-2015)

17.  Tennessee 188-54-5 (1985-2004)

18.  Texas 188-66-1 (1994-2013)

19.  Michigan 187-53-5 (1985-2004)

20.  Oregon 186-66-0 (1995-2014)

20.  LSU 186-68-0 (1996-2015)

20.  Georgia 186-70-0 (1996-2015)

23.  Wisconsin 183-77-0 (1996-2015)

24.  Ohio State 179-45-3 (1967-1986)

24.  Nebraska 179-46-5 (1961-1980)

26.  USC 178-40-9 (1962-1981)

27.  Texas 174-44-4 (1959-1978)

27.  Penn State 174-72-0 (1990-2009)

29.  TCU 173-74-0 (1996-2015)

30.  Washington 172-61-3 (1977-1996)

Most Wins In 21-Year Period:

(no overlap)

 
*Modern Record in Bold 

1.    Yale 236-11-9 (1886-1906)
2.    Pennsylvania 233-43-4 (1887-1907)
3.    Nebraska 222-38-1 (1981-2001)

4.    Harvard 213-28-5 (1886-1906)

5.    Miami of Florida 212-42-0 (1983-2003)
5.    Florida State 212-46-2 (1985-2005)

7.    Florida 210-57-1 (1990-2010)

8.    Ohio State 207-50-0 (1995-2015)

9.    Boise State 205-57-0 (1996-2016*)

10.  Princeton 204-19-7 (1884-1904)

10.  Alabama 204-35-4 (1961-1981)

12.  Oklahoma 203-41-4 (1971-1991)

12.  BYU 203-62-2 (1976-1996)

14.  Penn State 202-43-2 (1967-1987)

15.  Nebraska 200-43-4 (1963-1983)

15.  Virginia Tech 200-69-0 (1993-2013)

17.  Michigan 196-49-5 (1971-1991)

17.  Tennessee 196-62-3 (1987-2007)

17.  Oklahoma 196-73-1 (1995-2015)

20.  Oregon 195-70-0 (1994-2014)

21.  Texas 194-73-1 (1994-2014)

22.  LSU 193-72-1 (1995-2015)

23.  Georgia 192-76-0 (1995-2015)

24.  Wisconsin 187-82-2 (1995-2015)

25.  USC 186-43-9 (1962-1982)

26.  Ohio State 185-49-4 (1967-1987)

26.  Texas 185-50-3 (1963-1983)

28.  Penn State 182-75-1 (1989-2009)

29.  Notre Dame 181-63-3 (1973-1993)

30.  Washington 180-65-3 (1977-1997)

Consecutive Seasons of Seven or More Wins:

1.    Nebraska…35 (1969-2003)

2.    Florida State…33 (1982-2014)

3.    Yale…28 (1882-1909)

4.    Princeton…27 (1881-1907)

5.    Harvard…25 (1886-1910)

5.    Pennsylvania…25 (1888-1912)

7.    Florida…23 (1988-2010)

7.    Michigan…23 (1985-2007)

9.    Oklahoma…22 (1970-1991)

10.  Virginia Tech…21 (1993-2013)

11.  Boise State…18 (1999-2016)

12.  Miami of Florida…17 (1980-1996)

12.  Notre Dame…17 (1964-1980)

12.  Penn State…17 (1967-1983)

15.  Michigan…16 (1968-1983)

15.  Tennessee…16 (1989-2004)

15.  Oklahoma…..16 1999-2014)

18.  LSU............15 (2000-2014)

18.  Ohio State…15 (1972-1986)

20.  Oklahoma…14 (1946-1959)

21.  Alabama…13 (1971-1983)

21.  Georgia…13 (1997-2009)

21.  Georgia Tech…13 (1997-2009)

21.  Virginia…13 (1987-1999)

21.  Wisconsin 13 (2002-2014)

26.  Alabama…12 (1985-1996)

26.  Boston College…12 1999-2010

26.  Carlisle…12 (1902-1913)

26.  Mississippi…12 (1952-1963)

26.  Notre Dame…12 (1938-1949)

26.  Texas…12 (1998-2009)

Career Receiving Yards:

1.    Thomas Sperbeck (3,139) 2013-current

2.    Titus Young (3,063) 2007-2010

3.    Matt Miller (3,049) 2011-2014

4.    Austin Pettis (2,838) 2007-2010

5.    Ryan Ikebe (2,751) 1993-1996

6.    Don Hutt (2,728) 1970-1973

7.    Lou Fanucchi (2,554) 1999-2002

8.    Terry Hutt (2,354) 1973-1974/1976-1977

8.    Mike Holton (2,354) 1972/1974-1976

10.  Mike Wilson (2,300) 1990-1993

11.  Jay Swillie (2,161) 1999-2002

12.  Eric Andrade (2,097) 1983-1984/1986-1987

13.  Jeb Putzier (2,050) 1998-2001

14.  Tyler Shoemaker (2,031) 2008-2011

15.  Al Marshall (2,007) 1969-1972

16.  Jeremy Childs (1,999) 2006-2008

17.  Kim Metcalf (1,990) 1980-1984

18.  Winky White (1,977) 1987-1990

19.  Kipp Bedard (1,971) 1979-1981

20.  Shane Williams-Rhodes (1,953) 2012-2015

21.  Drisan James (1,810) 2003-2006

21.  T.J. Acree (1,713) 2001-2004

23.  Tim Gilligan (1,670) 2000-2003

24.  John Smith (1,608) 1972-1975

25.  Sheldon Forehand (1,586) 1989-1992

Career 100+ Yard Receiving games:

1.  Ryan Ikebe (13) 1993-96

1.  Thomas Sperbeck (13) 2013-current

3.  Mike Holton (11) 1972, 1974-76

4.  Don Hutt (10) 1970-73

5.  Titus Young (8) 2007-10

5.  Matt Miller (8) 2011-14

5.  Tyler Shoemaker (8) 2008-11

5.  Austin Pettis (8) 2007-10

5.  Lou Fanucchi (8) 1999-2002

5.  Mike Wilson (8) 1990-93

5.  Terry Hutt (8) 1973-74, 1976-77

Passing Yards, Single Game

1.    Ryan Dinwiddie (532) vs. Louisiana Tech, 2003

2.    Ryan Dinwiddie (509) vs. SMU, 2003

3.    Kellen Moore (507) vs. Hawai’i, 2010

4.    Brett Rypien (503) vs. New Mexico, 2015

5.    Brett Rypien (469) vs. UNLV, 2015

6.    Kellen Moore (457) vs. Toledo, 2011

7.    Jim McMillan (454) vs. UNLV, 1974

8.    Brett Rypien (442) vs. BYU, 2016

9.    Kellen Moore (414) vs. Nevada, 2008

10.  Grant Hedrick (410) vs. BYU, 2014

11.  Ryan Dinwiddie (406) vs. Fresno State, 2002

12.  Bart Hendricks (405) vs. Idaho, 2000

12.  Ryan Dinwiddie (405) vs. Tulsa, 2001

14.  Jim McMillan (403) vs. Montana,1974

15.  Ryan Dinwiddie (399) vs. Louisiana Tech, 2002

16.  Jared Zabransky (392) vs. UTEP, 2004

17.  Brett Rypien (391) vs. New Mexico, 2016

18.  Tony Hilde (388) vs. Montana, 1993 

19.  Greg Stern (386) vs. UNLV, 1975

19.  Kellen Moore (386) vs. Oregon, 2008

21.  Duane Halliday (382) vs. Nevada,1990

22.  Grant Hedrick (382) vs. Oregon State, 2013

23.  Bart Hendricks (381) vs. Utah State, 2000

24.  Bart Hendricks (378) vs. Idaho, 1997

25.  Brett Rypien (377) vs. Northern Illinois, 2015

Career Touchdown Passes:

1.    Kellen Moore (142) 2008-2011

2.    Ryan Dinwiddie (82) 2000-2003

3.    Bart Hendricks (78) 1997-2000

4.    Tony Hilde (70) 1993-1996

5.    Jim McMillan (58) 1971-1974

5.    Jared Zabransky (58) 2003-2006

7.    Grant Hedrick (39) 2011-2014

8.    Hazsen Choates (36) 1983-1986

9.    Brett Rypien (35) 2015-current 

10   Ron Autele (34) 1970/1972-73

11.  Eric Guthrie (33) 1968-1971

11.  Joe Southwick (33) 2010-2013

13.  Joe Aliotti (32) 1979-80

14.  Mike Virden (31) 1989-90

15.  Gerald DesPres (23) 1981-1984

16.  Greg Stern (22) 1973-1976

17.  Vince Alcalde (21) 1986-1987

17.  Hoskin Hogan (21) 1975/1977-1978

19.  Pat Ebright (16) 1968-1970

20.  Lee Huey (15) 1974-1975

400+ Yards Passing Games, Career:

1.  Ryan Dinwiddie (4) 2000-2003

2.  Kellen Moore (3) 2008-2011

2.  Brett Rypien (3) 2015-current

4.  Jim McMillan (2) 1971-1974

5.  Bart Hendricks (1) 1997-2000

5.  Grant Hedrick (1) 2011-2014

300+ Yards Passing Games:

 

Career

1.    Kellen Moore (16) 2008-2011

2.    Ryan Dinwiddie (14) 2000-2003

3.    Bart Hendricks (10) 1997-2000

4.    Brett Rypien (8) 2015-current

5.    Jim McMillan (7) 1971-1974

5.    Grant Hedrick (7) 2011-2014

7.    Tony Hilde (6) 1993-1996

8.    Joe Southwick (4) 2010-2013

8.    Jared Zabransky (4) 2003-2006

10.  Taylor Tharp (3) 2004-2007

10.  Vince Alcalde (3) 1986-1987

10.  Greg Stern (3) 1973-1976

Consecutive Games with a Touchdown Pass:

1.    Kellen Moore (39-2009-2011)

2.    Bart Hendricks (24--Southern Utah game of 1999-2000)

3.    Brett Rypien (13--Wyoming game of 2015-BYU game of 2016)

4.    Ryan Dinwiddie (12--2001-San Jose State game of 2001 and Idaho game of 2002)

5.    Grant Hedrick (9--Colorado State game of 2013-UL-Lafayette game of 2014)

Career Passing Attempts:

1.    Kellen Moore (1,658) 2008-2011

2.    Tony Hilde (1,181) 1993-1996

3.    Bart Hendricks (1,142) 1997-2000

4.    Ryan Dinwiddie (992) 2000-2003

5.    Jared Zabransky (980) 2003-2006

6.    Grant Hedrick (677) 2011-2014

7.    Eric Guthrie (670) 1968-1971

8.    Brett Rypien (647) 2015-current

9.    Jim McMillan (640) 1971-1974

10.  Joe Southwick (633) 2010-2013

11.  Mike Virden (626) 1989-1990

12.  Hazsen Choates (613) 1983-1986

13.  Gerald DesPres (507) 1981-1984

14.  Duane Halliday (480) 1987-1990

15.  Travis Stuart (477) 1990-1992

16.  Taylor Tharp (473) 2004-2007

17.  Joe Aliotti (437) 1979-1980

18.  Vince Alcalde (402) 1986-1987

Career Total Offense:

1.   Kellen Moore (14,534) 2008-2011

2.   Tony Hilde (10,138) 1993-96

3.   Bart Hendricks (10,039) 1997-00

4.   Ryan Dinwiddie (9,984) 2000-03

5.   Jared Zabransky (9,119) 2003-06

6.   Grant Hedrick (6,647) 2011-2014

7.   Jim McMillan (6,115) 1971-74

8.   Brett Rypien (5,337) 2015-current

9.   Hazsen Choates (5,225) 1983-86

10. Joe Southwick (4,927) 2010-2013

11. Cedric Minter (4,508) 1977-1980

12. Mike Virden (4,471) 1989-90

13. Eric Guthrie (4,431) 1968-71

14. Ian Johnson (4,183) 2005-2008

15. Brock Forsey (4,070) 1999-2002

16. Joe Aliotti (4,056) 1979-1980

17.  Jay Ajayi (3,812) 2012-2014

18. Taylor Tharp (3,756) 2004-07

19.  Chris Thomas (3,448) 1987-1991

20.  Doug Martin (3,431) 2008-2011

Career 100+ Yard Rushing Games:

1.    Cedric Minter (20) 1977-1980

2.    Brock Forsey (19) 1999-2002

3.    Doug Martin (17) 2008-2011

3.    Jay Ajayi (17) 2012-2014

5.    Ian Johnson (16) 2005-2008

6.    Chris Thomas (13) 1988-1991

7.    Jon Francis (12) 1984-1985)

7.    Rodney Webster (12) 1980-1983

7.    Jeremy McNichols (12) 2014-current

10.  D.J. Harper (10) 2007-2012 

10.  Chris Jackson (10) 1986-1987

Career Receptions by a Running Back:

1.    Brock Forsey (103) 1999-2002

2.    Chris Thomas (93) 1987-1991

3.    Jeremy McNichols (91) 2014-current

4.    John Smith (89) 1972-1975

5.    Jeremy Avery (87) 2007-2010

6.    David Hughes (80) 1977-1980

7.    Jay Ajayi (73) 2012-2014

8.    Rodney Webster (70) 1980-1983

9.    Doug Martin (67) 2008-2011

10.  Ian Johnson (60) 2005-2008

Career All-Purpose Yards:

1.    Brock Forsey (6,670) 1999-2002

2.    Titus Young (5,502) 2007-2010

3.    Cedric Minter (5,316) 1977-1980

4.    David Mikell (5,032) 2000-2003

5.    Ian Johnson (4,927) 2005-2008

6.    Doug Martin (4,885) 2008-2011

7.    Chris Thomas (4,807) 1988-1991

8.    Jay Ajayi (4,583) 2012-2014

9.    Jeremy Avery (4,142) 2007-2010

10.  Jeremy McNichols (3,952) 2014-current

11.  Ryan Ikebe (3,700) 1993-1996

12.  Rodney Webster (3,665) 1980-1983

13.  John Smith (3,549) 1972-1975

14.  D.J. Harper (3,450) 2007-2012

15.  Shane Williams-Rhodes (3,312) 2012-2015

16.  Thomas Sperbeck (3,209) 2013-current

17.  Tim Gilligan (3,076) 2000-2003

18.  Matt Miller (3,049) 2011-2014

19.  Terry Zahner (2,903) 1977-1980

20.  Don Hutt (2,870) 1970-1973

21.  Mike Wilson (2,849) 1990-1993

22.  Austin Pettis (2,842) 2007-2010

23.  Jon Francis (2,767) 1984-1985

24.  Quinton Jones (2,723) 2004-2006

25.  Kerry Lawyer (2,639) 1991-1993

Career 200+ Yards All-Purpose Yards:

1.    Brock Forsey (8) 1999-2002

2.    Jay Ajayi (6) 2012-2014

2.    Jeremy McNichols (6) 2014-current

4.    K.C. Adams (4) 1994

4.    Chris Jackson (4) 1986-1987

4.    Cedric Minter (4) 1977-1980

4.    Doug Martin (4) 2008-2011

8.    Ryan Ikebe (3) 1993-1996

8.    Winky White (3) 1987-1990

100+ Yards Rushing/100+ Yards Receiving:

1.    Jay Ajayi (252) vs. New Mexico, 2013 (147 Rushing, 105 Receiving)

2.    Jeremy McNichols (249) vs. BYU, 2016 (140 Rushing, 109 Receiving)

3.    K.C. Adams (230) vs. Idaho State, 1994 (126 Rushing, 104 Receiving)

4.    Chris Jackson (210) vs. Idaho State, 1987 (103 Rushing, 107 Receiving)

5.    Karlin Adams (207) vs. Eastern Washington, 1995 (101 Rushing, 106 Receiving)

Career Touchdowns:

1.    Brock Forsey (68) 1999-2002

2.    Ian Johnson (58) 2005-2008

3.    Jay Ajayi (50) 2012-2014

4.    Doug Martin (48) 2008-2011

5.    Cedric Minter (43) 1977-1980

6.    John Smith (42) 1972-1975

6.    Jeremy McNichols (42) 2014-current

8.    David Mikell (39) 2000-2003

8.    Austin Pettis (39) 2007-2010

10.  D.J. Harper (37) 2007-2012

11.  Chris Thomas (35) 1988-1991

12.  Titus Young (35) 2007-2010

13.  Jeremy Avery (32) 2007-2010

14.  Jared Zabransky (31) 2003-2006

15.  Don Hutt (30) 1970-1973


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