While Race has been a dominant performer ever since suiting up for the Gorillas as a freshman, he has played in relative obscurity at the Division II level. However, talk to most professional scouts and they will sound like a choir, as they all chime in when saying they feel that Race is the premier power runner in the collegiate game. One of only three players in NCAA history (all levels) to rush for over 90 touchdowns (collegiate record 97 scores) in a career, he also holds the all-time NCAA record for scoring with 598 points.
Race was also an exceptional runner during his prep days at Warrensburg High School.
He earned first-team Missouri Class 4A All-State honors as a senior, rushing for 2,069 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2002. He added 1,785 yards and 1nineteen scores on the ground as a junior and amassed 4,751 yards with 63 scores during his career.
Race made his presence felt immediately as a true freshman at Pittsburg State. He had the second-best rushing yardage total (982) on 145 carries and set the school freshman record with seventeen touchdowns on the ground. He also added 22 yards and a score on three receptions. He ranked 22nd in the NCAA Division II ranks in scoring, averaging 9.0 points per game.
The All-American and All-Mid America Intercollegiate Athletics Association pick was also named National co-Offensive Back of the Year by Football Gazette in 2004. In fifteen games, he rushed for over 100 yards thirteen times and set an NCAA Division II season-record by averaging 8.96 yards per carry. He exploded for a career-high 2,213 yards on 247 attempts and totaled a Division II-leading 2,244 all-purpose yards. He also ranked ninth in the nation with an average of 10.9 points scored per game.
In 2005, Race was a consensus All-American pick, adding MIAA Player of the Year honors.
He tied the NCAA Division II season-record with 33 touchdowns rushing, as he gained 1,846 yards on 239 attempts (7.7 avg). He ranked ninth nationally with an average of 142.0 yards per game on the ground.
As a senior, Race ranks second nationally in scoring and fifth in rushing. He ran 310 times for 1,944 yards (6.3 avg) and 31 touchdowns. He caught five passes for 57 yards (11.4 avg) and scored 188 points. Race amassed 2,001 all-purpose yards, an average of 166.8 yards per game.
In 52 games at Pittsburg State, Race started 46 times. He holds numerous school, Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, NCAA Division II and overall collegiate records. He rushed 941 times for 6,985 yards (7.4 avg) with 107 touchdowns and made fourteen catches for 137 yards (9.8 avg), including a pair of scores. He also recorded six tackles (5 solos) and recovered four fumbles. Race totaled 658 points during his career, an average of 15.44 points per game.
Positives: Has a compactly built frame with good upper body thickness, broad shoulders, well-developed, but shorter-than-ideal arms, thick thighs and calves Gets most of his success between the tackles, as he has the raw upper body power, leg drive and change of direction agility to move the pile or avoid it Demonstrates excellent stop-and-go agility to make the initial tackler miss Maintains balance throughout his stride and can simply obliterate smaller defenders that try to get in his way Has above average jump-cut ability and runs with a short, tight stride, showing good hip swivel Can wear down defenses with the way he constantly keeps his strong legs moving and leaning forward to gain additional yardage after contact Sort of a mini-Pete Johnson for the way he stiff-arms and drives through arm tackles Unquestioned emotional leader of the team and never backs down from the physicality of the game Lacks sudden moves or the second gear to escape, but if given room to build up speed, he can threaten the second level consistently Does show great stop-and-go action to make the initial tackler miss and you do see some darting ability once he gets past level-one defenders Runs with good forward body lean and knows how to plant his foot and make cuts in the short area When used up the middle, he stays low in his pads with legs constantly churning, keeping his body on a forward lean to gain valid yardage Might not be fast, but his stop-and-go action and lateral agility will leave more than a few initial tacklers grabbing at air Not going to win any foot races, especially on the perimeter, but he can run through almost any tackle Has outstanding strength to drag the pile and shows the body lean and ability to finish big after contact Very aggressive taking on the defender and it is very rare to not see him run through wrap-ups Will take on defenders with good force as a blocker, showing proper hand placement and punch to lock on and sustain Has the kick slide to get out on edge rushers and the strength to knock down the bigger down linemen.
Negatives: More of a power-oriented runner than a quick-twitch athlete Has adequate explosion out of his stance, short arms and marginal hands, making him a bit of a liability in the passing game or on outside running plays His flexibility when changing direction compensates for a lack of blazing speed, but he is not a valid threat to win open-field foot races, relying on his power to run over defenders rather than elude Lacks explosion coming out of his stance and doesn't show the sudden moves to ride up and surprise a defender Has some short-area burst, but not valid enough to get him past the pile and into the second level by relying on speed alone More of a one-cut, power runner who will run through or over defenders rather than generate sudden moves to separate Has decent vision to locate the rush lanes, but needs to scan the field better, as he will run into traffic. When this occurs, he gets high in his stance, leaving his feet exposed for the low blocks There have been rare incidents of Race breaking it open for long runs down the sidelines, but with his lack of explosion, adequate timed speed and minimal burst, he has gained most of his success running in-line Has been prone to costly fumbles, as most come on the outside (15 of 23 fumbles) run, where defenders are able to sneak up and pop out the exposed ball from his grasp Needs to be more conscious of ball distribution when running on the perimeter as a route runner, he knows how to settle underneath, but lacks the speed to be a valid threat outside the short area and needs to look for the ball sooner and is used strictly as an outlet type in the flat Not much of a cut-and-roll type of a blocker in the second level due to average quickness, but is a physical contact seeker when working in-line.
Compares To: CEDRIC BENSON-Chicago Benson is taller and quicker than Race, but both utilize their impressive power and balance to break tackles and drag the pile into the end zone when running between the tackles. Race lacks blazing speed to be a threat on the outside and was rarely used in passing situations, but his production inside the red zone makes him a scoring machine.
Race's 6,985 yards rushing set a school career record, breaking the previous mark of 5,776 yards by Ronald Moore (1989-92) His 6,285 yards broke the NCAA Division II and Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association all-time record of 6,958 by Brian Shay of Emporia State (1995-98) His 941 topped the previous school career record of 869 by Moore His 107 touchdowns rushing set an overall collegiate career record, joining R.J. Bowers of Grove City (91, 1997-2000) and Ian Smart Ian Smart of C.W. Post (94, 1999-02) as the only players in college football history to rush for more than 90 touchdowns in a career His 107 scoring runs shattered the old school all-time record of 74 by Moore and MIAA record of 81 by Shay His yards per carry average of 7.42 ranks second in Division II annals behind the 7.58-yard record by Smart He is the only player in college football annals to run for more than 100 touchdowns and produce more than 100 total scores (109; 107 rushing, two receiving) His 109 total scores set a collegiate all-time record, topping Smart's previous mark of 95 Race ran for multiple touchdowns in 33 of his 54 games, breaking the overall collegiate record of 29 games with at least two scoring runs by Travis Prentice of Miami, Ohio (1996-99) In 2004, Race set the national collegiate season-record when he averaged 9.0 yards per rushing attempt, topping the old mark of 8.3 yards (320 attempts for 2,653 yards) by Kavin Gailliard of American International in 1999 His 2,213 yards on the ground in 2004 rank second on the school season-record chart behind Moore's 2,585 in 1992 and places him third on the MIAA annual record chart behind Moore and Shay (2,265 in 1998) Those 2,213 yards also rank seventh on the NCAA Division II season-record chart behind Gailliard (2,653 in 1999), Moore, Smart (2,536 in 2001), Shay, Jamar Brittingham of Bloomsburg (2,260 in 2005) and Anthony Gray of New Mexico Highlands (2,220 in 1997) His 33 touchdowns rushing in 2005 tied the overall college season-record that was first set by Smart in 2001 His 198 points scored in 2005 rank fourth on the Division II season-record list, topped only by David Kircus of Grand Valley State (212 in 2002), Gailliard (206 in 1999) and Brittingham (204 in 2005) Race has rushed for more than 100 yards in 33 games, one short of the NCAA Division II career record of 34 by Damian Beane of Shepherd (1996-99) His 33 total 100-yard games rank fourth in overall college annals behind Beane, DeAngelo Williams of Memphis (34, 2002-05) and Adrian Peterson of Georgia Southern (40, 1998-2001) Race also gained more than 200 yards in six contests His 305 yards rushing in 2005 vs. Truman State is the second-best game performance in school history, topped only by Moore's 379 yards vs. Portland State in 1992 His five touchdowns rushing vs. Missouri Western in 2005 tied a school single-game record that he shares with Moore (vs. Portland State in 1992), Justin Johnson (vs. Missouri Southern in 1997) and Richard Overton (vs. Missouri Western in 1979) Race also has excelled in the training room, as his power clean of 425 pounds is a school record for his weight class For his career, Race gained 381 first downs among his 811 carries He converted 44-of-67 third-down plays and 5-of-6 fourth-down plays on the ground Two hundred and one of his rushing attempts were 10 ten yards or longer, including 76 carries for at least 20 yards Carried 195 times inside the red zone, including 101 on goal-line plays Had key runs that produced 150 touchdown drives and eight more that resulted in field goals Fifteen of his 23 fumbles were recovered by the opposition, as Race was tackled behind the line of scrimmage 57 times and stopped for no gain on 43 other rushing attempts.
Unanimous All-American first-team selection All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and MIAA Offensive Most Valuable Player One of three finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy, given to the top player in the NCAA Division II ranks I can't say that I know a great deal of Harlon Hill history, but I'd have to think this is quite a group of finalists," Race said. "I'd like to think we've all tried to set some high standards for future Division II players." Became the second-most prolific rusher in college history, as he finished his career with 658 points and 6,985 rushing yards in 52 career games, as his name appears 22 times in the NCAA single-season and career record books In addition to becoming the all-time scoring and rushing leader in D-II history, he also established the standard for 100-yard rushing games, logging 36 throughout the years For the season, Race ranked second nationally in scoring and fifth in rushing yardage He rushed 310 times for 1,944 yards (6.3 avg) and 31 touchdowns Race caught a career-high five passes for 57 yards (121.4 avg) and scored 188 points in twelve games All four of Germaine's fumbles were recovered by the opposition, as he was also tackled behind the line of scrimmage 22 times and stopped for no gain on 24 other runs He ran for a career-high 109 first downs, as he converted 20-of-27 third-down plays and one more on fourth-down He had 49 carries that netted at least ten yards, including nineteen runs for 20 yards or longer Had key runs that set up 45 touchdown drives and three others that resulted in field goals Registered 77 carries inside the red zone, including 40 on goal-line situations.
2006 Game Analysis
East Central State (Okla.) Race rushed 17 times for 78 yards and three touchdowns, scoring on 2, 4 & 2-yard runs His second 2-yard touchdown capped an 8-play, 76-yard drive in the third quarter Record Watch-Race's three touchdowns upped his career total to 488 points scored, breaking the old school all-time record of 480 by Ronald Moore (1989-92) Head to Head Competition-MLB#43-Jeb Rollins-Nine tackles (5 solos), 1.5 sacks for minus 11 yards, 3.5 stops for losses of 15 yards.
Oklahoma Panhandle State Germaine added 110 yards on fifteen attempts with three touchdowns, but also turned the ball over once on a fumble Eight of his carries produced first downs, as he had five runs for at least ten yards each Early in the first quarter, he went off right guard for a 14-yard scoring run Later in that quarter, he ended a 62-yard, 7-play drive with a 2-yard touchdown burst In the second quarter, Race was stripped of the ball on a 13-yard run down to the Panhandle 5 and the opponent recovered He made up for that miscue with a 26-yard run off left tackle, followed by a 1-yard touchdown with 4:35 left in the first half Head to Head Competition-MLB#14-Ranaoldo Davis-Eight tackles (5 solos), one stop for a 1-yard loss.
Missouri Western Race's lost fumble set up a Missouri Western touchdown drive at the start of the game, as he finished with 115 yards on 23 attempts, including a 2-yard score that ended a 6-play, 68-yard drive in the second quarter Set up a Mark Smith 9-yard scoring run with carries that netted 9, 4, 12 & 23 yards midway through the first quarter Head to Head Competition-MLB#42-Seth Hane-Five tackles (2 solos).
Missouri Southern Pittsburg State scored the game's first 35 points and never looked back in rolling to a 48-24 victory over previously undefeated Missouri Southern State, as Race totaled 102 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries and caught two passes for 29 yards Germaine scored from 16 yards out to make it a 14-0 game with 5:14 to play in the initial period After punt returner Harrison Kush set up a Pitt State score with a 44-yard return to the MSSU 7, Race then carried the ball in on the next play for a 7-yard touch-down to stretch the margin to 28-0 with 12:20 to play in the second period Race capped a 12-play, 78-yard drive with a 3-yard run to make it 41-10 midway through the third quarter Head to Head Competition-MLB#50-C.C. Finley-Two assisted tackles.
Emporia State Race scored touchdowns in four consecutive overtime periods to propel Pittsburg State University to a thrilling 59-57 four-overtime victory Germaine rushed 32 times for 144 yards in the game to become the MIAA's all-time leading scorer with his 26-point performance He carried the ball in from 7 yards out in the fourth overtime period and then dove into the end zone on the game-winning 2-point conversion run to end the wild game Earlier, he scored on 8, 2 & 6-yard carries Those four overtime scores made up for a lost fumble earlier in the first quarter that Emporia State converted into a 25-yard touchdown run by ESU's El Ray Henry and later in that quarter, he lost the ball again on a fumble and Henry again converted it into a 3-yard scoring run He set up Mark Smith's 8-yard touchdown run with attempts for 8, 7, 3, 7 & 4 yards during a 70-yard, 12-play drive
Smith was able to hit Brian Barta with an 8-yard touchdown in the third quarter after Race gained 12, 7, 8 & 3 yards on carries during that 9-play, 81-yard drive Head to Head Competition-MLB#56-Cade Armstrong-Three solo tackles, one stop for a 1-yard loss.
Washburn Germaine carried 25 times for 153 yards, but snapped a string of seven consecutive games with at least one touchdown run, as he failed to score He set up a first quarter 27-yard field goal with a 31-yard run off right tackle His 8 & 11-yard carries set up a 17-yard scoring toss by Geno Waters to Caleb Farabi in the third quarter In the fourth quarter, his 11-yard rushing attempt set up Waters' 17-yard touchdown pass to Derek Ryan He had 6 & 21-yard scamper to give Pitt State the field position needed to kick a 38-yard field goal with 4:06 left to play Head to Head Competition-MLB#17-Bruce Ringwood-Six tackles (3 solos).
Fort Hays State Race rushed into the NCAA record books and carried Pittsburg State to a 35-28 victory The tailback registered 268 yards with four touchdowns on 27 carries, as twelve of his runs produced first downs while recording six runs for ten yards or longer, including three for at least 20 yards He had first quarter scores of 4, 9 & 43 yards, adding a 1-yard touchdown that ended a 5-play, 80-yard drive in the fourth quarter, as he had a 62-yard scamper during that series He also set up a 4-yard touchdown toss by Geno Waters to Marques Nelson with carries that netted 18 yards up the middle and 3 yards to the FHSU 6 midway through the second quarter on a 72-yard, 9-play drive Record Watch-Race increased his career scoring total to 580 points, breaking the NCAA Division II record of 570 points by Ian Smart of Long Island University-C.W. Post (1999-2002) Race also bolted past former All-American Ronald Moore atop the Pitt State rushing chart in the contest. Race now has rushed for 6,011 yards, bettering the old standard of 5,776 yards set by Moore between 1989-92 Germaine climbed into ninth place on the NCAA-II career rushing list with the effort Head to Head Competition-MLB#9-Hoang Mai-Five assisted tackles.
Southwest Baptist Race rushed 21 times for 245 yards and three touchdowns to help spark the Gorillas to a 63-20 victory on a soggy Homecoming afternoon Early in the first quarter, the tailback broke free on a 61-yard run and followed that with a 2-yard scoring plunge He had a 25-yard scamper to set up his 5-yard touchdown jaunt in the second quarter and then reeled off a 37-yarder before ending an 80-yard drive with a 43-yard scoring scamper at the start of third quarter His 37-yard run was followed by a 35-yard touchdown burst by Caleb Farabi on the team's next drive Head to Head Competition-MLB#47-Jarred Schumpert-Seven tackles (4 solos), 0.5 stops for a 1-yard loss.
Truman The PSU tailback followed with 169 yards and a pair of scores on 27 attempts, as nine of his runs produced first downs, including four on third-down plays On the game's opening drive, he ran for 18 yards around right end to set up a 37-yard scoring strike from Geno Waters to Bryan Pray He went over the top on a third-&-goal play for a 1-yard score on the team's next drive He set up Waters' 9-yard touchdown toss to Brian Barta with 5, 7 & 6-yard carries at the start of the second quarter Race's runs of 7, 2 & 8 yards got the ball into field position for PSU's 25-yard field goal in the third quarter He finished a 72-yard, 10-play drive with a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter Head to Head Competition-MLB#40-Jason Their-Two assisted tackles.
Northwest Missouri State Race was held to a season-low 68 yards on 21 chances, but caught three passes for 28 yards He was tackled four times behind the line of scrimmage and held to no gain on two other carries Race had a 23-yard reception in the first quarter and set up a third quarter drive with 14 & 6-yard runs that gave Geno Walters field position to hit Marques Nelson with a 6-yard scoring strike that ended an 11-play, 68-yard drive Head to Head Competition-MLB#46-Jared Erspamer-Five tackles (2 solos), a 2-yard sack.
Central Missouri State Race carried the ball a school single-game record 49 times for a career-best 309 yards and four touchdowns to literally carry Pittsburg State to a 35-30 victory HE registered fourteen first-down runs, converting four third-down plays and one more on fourth-down He had six carries that netted at least ten yards, including two for twenty yards or longer He rushed eleven times inside the red zone, including posting seven goal-line plays Germaine gained 17 yards on one run, then fumbled, but PSU recovered. On the next play, he picked up 10 yards on a third-&-1 play and converted another third-&-1 later in that drive with a 4-yard run, setting up his 1-yard scoring plunge that capped a 52-yard, 8-play drive at the 9:29 mark of the first quarter He added 25, 9 & 4-yard carries to set up Caleb Farabi's 34-yard scoring burst on the team's next drive Race took off on 10, 3 & 2-yard runs before scoring from 1-yard out midway through the second quarter and then carried for 31 yards before ending the team's next series with a 5-yard touchdown run with 4:37 left in the first half Germaine's fumble in the third quarter proved costly, as CMSU recovered to set up an 18-yard touchdown run by Will Caldwell Race made up for that miscue with a second-&-goal run for a 3-yard touchdown at the start of the fourth quarter Head to Head Competition-MLB#39-Jake Weishaar-Fifteen tackles (9 solos), one forced fumble, 0.5 stops for a 1-yard loss.
Bemidji State (Mineral Water Bowl) Harlon Hill Trophy finalist Germaine Race rushed the ball 33 times for 183 yards and four touchdowns to lead Pittsburg State to a 35-27 victory, as he punctuated a decorated four-year career by becoming the all-time NCAA Division II rushing leader in the game. The Warrensburg, Missouri native broke the all-time rushing mark with a 21-yard touchdown run with 6:43 to play in the game, staking the Gorillas to a 35-20 advantage Earlier in the game, he scored on a 6-yard scamper in the first quarter, but was tackled for a 14-yard loss and a safety later in the opening stanza He rushed for 25 yards and then finished that 5-play, 52-yard drive with a 7-yard touchdown in the third quarter At the start of the fourth quarter, the tailback broke free for a 16-yard scoring scamper Record Watch-His 21-yard touchdown run not only gave him a collegiate record 6,964 yards (finished the day with 6,985), but place-kicker Nathan Alleman's extra point kick gave him 401 points for his career, breaking the MIAA's all-time scoring record for kickers Head to Head Competition-MLB#34-Zach Christ-Six tackles (one solo).
Consensus first-team All-American selection, garnering accolades from the American Football Coaches Association, Football Gazette, Daktronics and the Associated Press All-MIAA first-team choice and Offensive MVP Started twelve of thirteen games, missing most of three contests and sitting out the entire Northwest Missouri (playoff game) clash with nagging hamstring pulls Ranked ninth nationally in rushing, averaging 142.0 yards per game Also ranked second nationally in scoring with 198 points (15.2 ppg) Carried 239 times for 1,846 yards (7.7 avg) and tied the NCAA Division II season-record with 33 touchdowns Rushed for over 100 yards in ten games Caught two passes for 27 yards (13.5 avg) Recorded two solo tackles and recovered a pair of fumbles Amassed 1,873 all-purpose yards, an average of 144.1 yards per game Turned the ball over three times on five fumbles, as he was tackled behind the line of scrimmage ten times and had eight more carries for no gain Produced 97 first-down runs, as he converted 10-of-13 third-down plays and 2-of-3 on fourth-down Ran for over ten yards on 51 attempts, with 22 gaining at least twenty yards Carried 47 times inside the red zone, with 25 of those attempts coming on goal-line plays Had big runs that produced 40 touchdown drives and four more that resulted in field goals.
2005 Game Analysis
Delta State Race opened the season with 52 yards on ten runs, setting up Andy Majors' 7-yard scoring run with a 17-yard carry in the second quarter, but Germaine lost the ball on a fumble early in the third quarter and DSU converted that turnover into a 160-yard touchdown pass On a 7-yard run at the 11:56 mark of the third quarter, Race pulled his hamstring and did not return to the game Head to Head Competition-MLB#52-Kyle Nichols-Six tackles (4 solos).
Fort Hays State The PSU tailback, playing with a sore hamstring, still produced 183 yards with two touchdowns on fifteen carries. Nine of his runs were good for first downs, as seven of thosde carries were for ten yards or longer He set up a 21-yard field goal with 11, 10 & 42-yard carries midway through the first quarter He ran for a 23-yard score at ther start of the second quarter, but turned the ball over on a fumble that Fort Hays converted into a touchdown drive with 7:38 left in the first half His 30 & 9-yard attempts set up Race's 9-yard touchdown run and he set up a third quarter 25-yard field goal with a 12-yard run to the FHSU 26 Head to Head Competition-MLB#46-Zach Scruggs-Six tackles (3 solos).
Missouri Western Germaine rushed the ball a season-high 34 times for 215 yards and five touchdowns to spark Pittsburg State University to a 48-30 victory He scored on runs of 2, 12, 6, 5 & 6 yards He also set up a 37-yard field goal by carrying the ball for 7, 4 & 4-yard gains in the first quarter In the third quarter, Race added 26, 8, 7, 2 & 2-yard runs on a 62-yard, 6-play drive that was capped by a 2-yard touchdown burst by Andy Majors Race finished the day with fifteen carries for first downs, including three on third-down plays and seven attempts that gained at least ten yards Twelve of his attempts came inside the red zone Record Watch-Race's five touchdowns tied a school single-game record, becoming the fourth PSU player to accomplish that feat, joining Richard Overton (vs. Missouri Western in 1979), Ronald Moore (vs. North Dakota State and Portland State in 1992) and Justin Johnson (vs. Missouri Southern in 1997) Head to Head Competition-MLB#41-Tony Matzke-Twelve tackles (7 solos), one pass deflection.
Missouri Southern Race gained 169 yards on seventeen attempts with two touchdowns, as six of his runs were good for ten yards or longer He had an 11-yard run, followed by a third-&-2 carry for 31 yards, adding 4 more yards before scoring on a 1-yard plunge in the first quarter He tackled Jordan Chapman after the defender intercepted an Andy Majors pass, returning the ball 59 yards before Race brought him down at the PSU 14 in the second quarter Race ran for 12 yards and had MSU called for a face mask penalty on his next run, setting up Joe Taylor's 8-yard scoring scamper in the third quarter In the fourth quarter, Race broke free from the pile en route to a 58-yard touchdown jaunt Head to Head Competition-MLB#46-Blake Martin-Three tackles (2 solos).
Emporia State In a 52-17 win, Race carried 25 times for 171 yards and four touchdowns, adding 13 yards on a reception Germaine broke loose for a 73-yard scoring run on the Gorillas' second offensive play, and Pitt State never trailed following that series Race added touchdown runs of 1 and 7 yards in the second quarter He also capped a 10-play, 65-yard drive with a 9-yard run on PSU's first offensive series of the second half Head to Head Competition-MLB#52-Cal Gast-Two assisted tackles.
Washburn Pittsburg State University rallied from a 21-point deficit to force overtime, but Washburn University won the game, 35-34, in the extra session thanks to a missed extra point Race rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns on 27 tries, but turned the ball over once on a fumble He ran for a 26-yard score in the second quarter, setting up a 7-yard scoring toss from Andy Majors to Brandon Twito with carries that netted 15 & 6 yards at the start of the third quarter On the next drive, he was stripped of the ball by Washburn's Mike Gonzalez He made up for that miscue with a 9-yard scoring scamper at the start of the fourth quarter and then scored on a 2-yard plunge in overtime Head to Head Competition-MLB#44-Mike Gonzalez-Eighteen tackles (10 solos), two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries.
Oklahoma Panhandle State Race collected 111 yards and four touchdowns on only thirteen attempts and added 14 yards on a catch He converted a fourth-&-1 play into an 8-yard gain, followed by a 15-yard touchdown burst early in the first quarter His 26-yard touchdown run sealed the team's next drive He took off for 24 yards over right tackle, caught a 14-yard pass and then turned a second-&-goal run into a 5-yard score with 3:21 left in the first quarter Race took off for 10 yards over right tackle on a third-&-1 play and then ended that 50-yard, 7-play drive with a 3-yard touchdown run before sitting out the final 27 minutes of action Head to Head Competition-MLB#42-Clifford Dean-Two solo tackles.
Southwest Baptist Germaine rushed for 176 yards and five touchdowns on 25 tries, sparking PSU to a 70-38 triumph Fourteen of his runs produced first downs, with six coming on goal-line plays He scored on carries of 1, 8, 4, 3 & 2 yards In the third quarter, Race took a third-&-3 handoff for 6 yards, added 10 yards on his next run and set up Pierce Curran's 17-yard scoring scamper that finished a 9-play, 88-yard drive Record Watch-This marked the second time that Germaine ran for five touchdowns in a game (did it earlier in 2005 vs. Missouri Southern), joining Ronald Moore as the only players in school history to accomplish that feat twice in a season (Moore did it vs. North Dakota State and Portland State in 1992) Head to Head Competition-MLB#20-Joey Maxwell-Seven tackles (one solo), one pass deflection.
Truman State Race rushed for a career-high 305 yards and three touchdowns on 23 chances to lead Pittsburg State University to a one-sided 66-14 win, as PSU became the first NCAA Division II football program to reach its 600th victory. The Gorillas have compiled a 600-304-48 record in 98 seasons of intercollegiate play Germaine recorded ten first-down runs, including six for 20 yards or longer Record Watch-Race rushed for the sixth-highest single-game total in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association history in the game. He also eclipsed Pitt State's single-game record rushing mark of 273 yards set by Justin Johnson in 1997 Race added touchdown runs of 10, 33 and 3 yards in the game, as he moved into second place on PSU's career-rushing chart with 4,727 yards, climbing to fourth-place on the MIAA's elite rushing list Head to Head Competition-MLB#59-Kyle Glenn-Nine tackles (6 solos), 1.5 sacks for minus 8 yards.
Northwest Missouri State Germaine totaled 23 carries for 180 yards and two touchdowns, but also fumbled once as the team gained 520 yards A third-&-1 run for 2 yards and a NMSU penalty set up Andy Majors' 18-yard scoring strike to Eric Clawson in the first quarter Race took a handoff 15 yards and then scored to set up Majors' 7-yard scoring run on the team's next drive Germaine then powered his way for a second quarter 12-yard touchdown and had carries that netted 13, 17, 9 & 6 yards to set up another scoring run (14) by Majors with 4:25 left in the first half Race then recovered his own fumble just before halftime Midway through the third quarter, he was stopped for no gain on a second-&-7 run, but pulled his right hamstring, missing the rest of the game Head to Head Competition-MLB#47-Heath Finch-Three tackles (one solo).
Central Missouri State Came off the bech, seeing limited duty due to his hamstring pull He gained 12 yards on four carries Race also tackled Andy Hodges after the defender recovered a fumble by QB Andy Majors for a 9-yard return at the end of the first quarter
Head to Head Competition-MLB#7-Rod Washington-One solo tackle, one pressure, one pass deflection.
Nebraska-Kearney (NCAA Division II Playoffs) Pittsburg State scored the game's first 21 points and the game's final 21 points in rolling to a 49-20 victory in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. Race overcame a nagging hamstring injury to rush 17 times for a game-high 112 yards and two touchdowns His 8 & 3-yard runs inside the red zone set up Andy Majors' 5-yard scoring run early in the first quarter He recovered his own fumble on a 6-yard run midway through the second quarter and then ran for a 23-yard touchdown with 3:38 left in the first half On a third-&-1 play, Race took off around left end for a 12-yard touchdown in the third quarter Record Watch- Race broke the school's career rushing touchdowns record (75) in the game and he pulled with two scores of breaking Ian Smart's (C.W. Post) NCAA Division II season rushing touchdown record of 34 from 2001 Head to Head Competition-MLB#27-Ryan Bowers-Four tackles (one solo).
West Texas A&M (NCAA Division II Playoffs) Race had only six carries for 10 yards and a 1-yard touchdown before hurting his left hamstring with 2:57 left in the first quarter and did not return to the game Head to Head Competition-MLB#40-Max Steward-Eight tackles (4 solos), one pass deflection.
Northwest Missouri State (NCAA Division II Playoffs) Sat out the Gorillas' second meeting of 2005 vs. NMSU due to his hamstring pull.
First-team All-America selection by Football Gazette (also named that publication's National co-Offensive Back of the Year) and Daktronics, earned second-team honors from the Associated Press First-team All-MIAA pick Started fourteen of fifteen games, carrying the ball 247 times for 2,213 yards and 26 touchdowns His average of 8.96-yards per carry set an NCAA Division II season-record Ranked eighth nationally in rushing, averaging 147.5 yards per game Also ranked ninth nationally in scoring with 164 points (10.9 ppg) Logged thirteen 100-yard rushing performances Added 31 yards and a score on four receptions (7.8 avg) and recorded two solo tackles Gained 2,244 all-purpose yards and scored 164 points 118 of his carries resulted in first downs, as he converted 14-of-20 third-down plays and one more on fourth-down Collected 72 carries that gained at least ten yards, including 22 for twenty yards or longer Had big runs on 44 touchdown drives and one more that resulted in a field goal Turned the ball over five times on his nine fumbles, was tackled behind the line of scrimmage thirteen times and stopped for no gain on nine other rushing attempts.
2004 Game Analysis
Western State (Colo.) Opened the season with 106 yards on fourteen carries, but turned the ball over twice on fumbles.
Fort Hays State Rushed fourteen times for 124 yards and a 2-yard score.
Truman State Added 72 yards and a 2-yard touchdown on nine tries.
Southwest Baptist Ran seventeen times for 149 yards and touchdowns of 10 yards (after recovering a fumble by QB Andy Majors on the play), 26 and 15 yards before ending the day with a 1-yard scoring plunge.
Missouri-Rolla Race totaled 145 yards on eleven chances with a 7-yard touchdown.
Washburn Gained a 186 yards on twelve runs, including scores of 10, 77 and 29 yards.
Emporia State Had only nine carries, but amassed 207 yards with a 69-yard touchdown After a first quarter scamper of 41 yards, Race fumbled on the next play and Emporia State recovered the ball Made up for that miscue with a 42-yard run that set up Neal Philpot's 23-yard scoring scamper late in the first quarter.
Missouri Southern Followed with 189 yards and three touchdowns on eighteen attempts Scored on 25 & 14-yard runs His third touchdown was good for 3 yards, coming on a fourth-&-1 play in the third quarter He took a handoff on third-&-1 for a 41-yard gain and on the next play, QB Andy Majors hit Tim Austin with a 19-yard scoring strike.
Missouri Western Germaine rushed for 175 yards and three touchdowns on 25 attempts, but also turned the ball over once on a fumble He had scoring runs of 34 yards in the first quarter, followed by a pair of 3-yarders.
Central Missouri State Race carried 23 times for a season-high 231 yards and three scores, but fumbled once He tackled Marcus Thurman after the defender intercepted a Neal Philpot pass for an 8-yard return in the first quarter He turned the left corner en route to a 73-yard touchdown jaunt with 4:20 left in the opening stanza He added a 10-yard scoring scamper in the second quarter and went over the top for a 1-yard touch-down plunge in the third.
Northwest Missouri State The PSU tailback rushed 29 times for 149 yards and a 3-yard score, but fumbled twice, recovering one of those miscues, but the NMSU defense recovered the other late in the first quarter.
Colorado School of Mines (NCAA Division II Playoffs) Race opened the post-season with 154 yards and three scores on nineteen attempts He capped the team's game opening 9-play, 67-yard drive with a 2-yard scoring run Germaine set up Joe Taylor's 4-yard touch-down run with a 20-yard carry to the CSM 3 late in the first quarter Race had a 7-yard scoring plunge in the second quarter and ended an 8-play, 78-yard drive with a 5-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Northwest Missouri State (Division II Quarterfinals) Germaine followed with 130 yards and a 23-yard touchdown on 20 chances, but on the game's first series, he lost the ball on a fumble and NMSU turned it into an 18-yard touchdown.
North Dakota (Division II Semifinals) Race added nineteen rushes for 158 yards, including a 3-yard score On the game's first play from scrimmage, the tailback ran for a 32-yard gain.
Valdosta State (NCAA Division II Championship Game) Race was held to a season-low 39 yards on eight attempts He tackled Terrence Bell after the defender intercepted a Neal Philpot pass for a 33-yard return late in the first quarter.
All-MIAA second-team and MIAA co-Freshman of the Year Added All-Region third-team honors Started eight of twelve games Set the school season-record for freshmen by scoring 108 points His average of 9.0 points scored per game ranked seventh in the NCAA Division II ranks Carried 145 times for 982 yards (6.8 avg) and seventeen touch-downs His 982 yards rank second on the school's season-record list for freshmen
Recovered two fumbles and made two tackles Caught three passes for 22 yards (7.3 avg) and one score Gained 1,146 all-purpose yards Turned the ball over four times on his six fumbles Tackled behind the line of scrimmage twelve times and was stopped for no gain on two other carries Had 24 runs inside the red zone, including thirteen on goal-line plays Generated 57 first-down runs, as he converted 4-of-11 third-down plays and one more on fourth-down Registered 29 carries for at least ten yards, including seven for 20 yards or longer.
2003 Game Analysis
Began his career with 50 yards and two scores on four carries vs. Lincoln Had eleven attempts for 172 yards and two touchdowns vs. Truman State Followed with 114 yards on sixteen chances with a pair of scores vs. Southwest Baptist Ran for three touch-downs and 23 yards on five tries in the Missouri-Rolla clash Rushed eleven times for 92 yards and two touchdowns vs. Washburn Carried thirteen times for 98 yards and three scores vs. Missouri Southern Had thirteen carries for 70 yards and a touchdown vs. Northwest Missouri Closed out the year with 69 yards on eleven attempts vs. North Dakota in the NCAA Division II Playoffs.
2005: Left the Delta State game (8/27) early in the third quarter with a right hamstring pull Saw minimal action vs. Central Missouri State (11/05) after he suffered a right lower hamstring pull vs. Northwest Missouri State (10/29) Missed the Northwest Missouri State game (second meeting, 11/26) when he suffered a left mid-hamstring strain vs. West Texas A&M (11/19).
Campus: 4.64 in the 40-yard dash (against the wind) 4.58 in the 40-yard dash (wind-aided 340-pound bench press 600-pound squat 425-pound power clean 28 5/8-inch arm length 9 3/8-inch hands Right-handed Wears contacts 15/34 Wonderlic score.
Attended Warrensburg (Mo.) High School, playing football for head coach Shane Taylor
Earned first-team Missouri Class 4A All-State honors as a senior, rushing for 2,069 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2002 Added 1,785 yards and 19 scores on the ground as a junior, and amassed 4,751 yards with 63 scores during his career.
Political Science major Son of Gwenette Grady Born 4/07/85 Resides in Warrensburg, Missouri.