Donnel Pumphrey explodes vs. Cal, breaks Marshall Faulk's rushing record
Pumphrey is now San Diego State's all-time leading rusher
If you don't know the name Donnel Pumphrey, now's a good time to familiarize yourself. Numbers-wise, he's better than the great Marshall Faulk.
In Saturday night's game against Cal, Pumphrey broke Faulk's career rushing record of 4,589 yards. The new record came late in the fourth quarter when Pumphrey broke a run to the left side.
In the 45-40 late-night win, Pumphrey finished with 281 yards on the ground, bringing his career total to 4,651.
Pumphrey entered the game with 4,370 yards -- 219 behind Faulk. Getting the record on Saturday was a tall task, but the senior showed he was up for the challenge. It helped, too, that Cal has one of the worst run defenses in college football.
Still, Pumphrey had a huge night, and now he stands as the most prolific running back in Aztec history.
San Diego State has now won 12 straight games dating back to last season.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Join our Pick'em Challenge and compete for $1,000 each week.
Also, watch SportsLine on CBS Sports HQ live at 6 p.m. ET for all today's best bets
The incident occurred on Halloween
The top classes, players and uncommitted prospects you need to know as the December date closes...
WIll Franklin coach his best years in Happy Valley ... or perhaps Southern California?
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated every Week 13 college football game 10,000 times
Parsing through the Week 13 lines to find the best bets against the favorites this weekend
NCAA football scores for the nation's top 25 teams, plus live updates, rankings and highlights...
No. 11 Florida took care of business in the first game of the SEC on CBS doubleheader
Live scores, highlights and updates from the Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan football game