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Rushing Records
Longest Plays | Single Game Yds. | Single Season Yds. | Career Yds. |
Misc. Records | 100 Yd. Games | Single Season By Class

Top 10 Longest Rushing Plays
Yards

1. 81

2. 80

   80

   80

5. 79

6. 78

7. 77

8. 77

9. 75

10.74
Player, Opponent

Bill Marinangel vs. Alabama, 9/14/96

Rand Dixon vs. Cincinnati, 10/13/34

Zealand Thigpen vs. LSU, 11/6//48

Van Heflin vs. Air Force, 11/17/79

Frank Mordica vs. Alabama, 9/30/78

Jermaine Johnson vs. South Carolina, 10/22/94

Phil King vs. MTSU, 10/22/55

Frank Mordica vs. Air Force, 11/1878

Jermaine Johnson vs. Alabama, 9/10/95

Charlie Horton vs. Virginia, 10/29/55
Top 10 Single-Game Rushing Yards
Yards

1. 321

2. 214

3. 187

   187

5. 180

6. 177

7. 173

   173

8. 171

9. 169

10.167
Player, Opponent

Frank Mordica vs. Air Force, 11/18/78

Doug Mathews at Tulane, 11/1/69

Frank Mordica vs. The Citadel, 9/22/79

Jamie O’Rourke at Tulane, 10/30/71

Corey Harris at Army, 11/2/91

Jermaine Johnson at Georgia, 10/15/94

Lew Thomas vs Auburn, 9/29/2001

Jamie O’Rourke at Virginia, 10/6/73

Carlos Thomas at Kentucky, 11/10/90

Corey Harris vs. Georgia, 10/19/91

Van Heflin at Air Force, 11/17/79
Top 10 Single-Season Rushing Yards
Top 10 Career Rushing Yards
Name
1. Corey Harris, 1991
2. Jermaine Johnson, 1995
3. Frank Mordica, 1978
4. Jamie O’Rourke, 1974
5. Jermaine Johnson, 1994
6. Doug Mathews, 1969
7. Frank Mordica, 1979
8. Carl Woods, 1984
9. Carlos Thomas, 1990
10. Jamie O’Rourke, 1971
Att
229
267
173
201
167
167
162
192
113
165
Yards
1,103
1,072
1,065
933
877
849
830
688
680
677
Ave
4.8
4.0
6.2
4.6
5.3
5.1
5.1
3.6
6.0
4.1
TDs
4
4
8
12
7
4
6
4
6
4

Name
1. Frank Mordica, 1976-79
2. Carl Woods, 1983-86
3. Jamie O’Rourke, 1971, 73-74
4. Jermaine Johnson, 1993-95
5. Jared McGrath, 1997-2000
6. Lonnie Sadler, 1972-75
7. Rodney Williams, 1998-2001
8.
Everett Crawford, 1984-87
9. Dean Davidson, 1947-50
10. Phil King, 1955-57

Att
546
619
498
486
492
569
452
395
337
342
Yards
2,632
2,490
2,202
2,152
2,151
2,096
2,021
1,814
1,731
1,717
Ave
4.8
4.0
4.4
4.4
4.4
3.7
4.5
4.6
5.1
5.0
TD
18
15
20
13
9
8
16
12
25
12

Miscellaneous Rushing Records

Individual Single-Game

Most Rushes ......... (35) Jermaine Johnson vs. Kentucky, 1995
........................... Jermaine Johnson vs. Florida, 1995
.............................. Jamie O’Rourke vs. Tulane, 1971
Average Per Rush .... (15.4) Lew Thomas at Duke, 2001
Most TDs Scored ........ (5) Frank Mordica vs. Air Force, 1978

Individual Single-Season

Most Rushes ..................... (267) Jermaine Johnson, 1995
Average Per Rush ....................... (6.4) Phil King, 1955
....................................................... Lew Thomas, 2001
Most TDs Scored ..................... (13) Ronnie Gordon, 1994

Individual Career

Most Rushes ........................ (619) Carl Woods, 1983-86
Average Per Rush ............... (5.7) Charlie Horton, 1952-55
Most TDs Scored ................... (25) Dean Davidson 1947-50
Team Single-Game
Most Rushes ................................ (78) Tulane, 1971
Most First Downs Rushing ................. (27) Davidson, 1969
Most Net Yards Gained ............. (606) Tennessee Tech, 1942
Average Per Rush ........................(9.1) Air Force, 1978

Team Single-Season

Most Attempts ..................................... (613) 1974
Most First Downs Rushing .......................... (149) 1974
Most Net Yards Gained ........................... (2,894) 1974
Average Per Rush .................................. (4.7) 1974
Average Per Game ................................ (263.1) 1974
Most TDs Scored .................................... (35) 1948

Chronological List of 100-Yard Rushing Games
Date
10/27/2001
10/27/2001 9/29/2001
11/6/99
10/9/99
9/25/99
11/7/98
10/31/98
10/10/98
10/3/98
9/19/98
11/2/96
11/25/95
11/4/95
10/28/95
9/23/95
9/2/95
11/5/94
10/22/94
10/15/94
10/15/94
10/8/94
10/8/94
9/17/94
9/3/94
9/3/94
9/3/94
11/13/93
9/4/93
9/4/93
11/14/92
9/12/92
11/9/91
11/9/91
11/2/91
10/19/91
10/19/91
9/21/91
11/10/90
10/20/90
9/22/90
11/21/87
11/7/87
10/31/87
10/17/87
9/12/87
10/4/86
11/30/85
11/9/85
10/24/84
9/29/84
9/8/84
11/5/83
10/1/83
9/11/82
12/1/79
11/17/79
10/27/79
10/13/79
9/22/79
12/2/78
11/18/78
10/14/78
9/30/78
11/13/76
9/18/76
11/1/75
11/30/74
11/30/74
11/16/74
10/20/73
10/6/73
9/9/72
9/9/72
11/20/71
11/6/71
9/30/71
11/21/70
11/22/69
11/22/69
11/1/69
11/17/62
11/28/59
11/7/59
10/24/59
9/21/57
9/21/57
9/29/56
10/29/55
10/22/55
10/6/51
9/29/51
9/30/50
9/24/49
11/19/49
11/13/48
10/23/48
10/9/48
11/29/47
11/8/47
10/12/46
Player
Rodney Williams
Lew Thomas
Lew Thomas
Jared McGrath
Rodney Williams
Jared McGrath
Jared McGrath
Rodney Williams
Rodney Williams
Rodney Williams
Rodney Williams
Marcus A. Williams
Jermaine Johnson
Jermaine Johnson
Jermaine Johnson
Jermaine Johnson
Jermaine Johnson
Jermaine Johnson
Jermaine Johnson
Jermaine Johnson
Ronnie Gordon
Eric Lewis
Jermaine Johnson
Jermaine Johnson
Ronnie Gordon
Jermaine Johnson
Cliff Deese
Tony Jackson
Cliff Deese
Tony Jackson
Tony Jackson
Tony Jackson
Marcus Wilson
Corey Harris
Corey Harris
Sam Chalmers
Corey Harris
Corey Harris
Carlos Thomas
Carlos Thomas
Marcus Wilson
Everett Crawford
Eric Jones
Eric Jones
Eric Jones
Everett Crawford
Carl Woods
Carl Woods
Everett Crawford
Everett Crawford
Carl Woods
Carl Woods
Carl Woods
Carl Woods
Ernie Goolsby
Terry Potter
Van Heflin
Frank Mordica
Frank Mordica
Frank Mordica
Frank Mordica
Frank Mordica
Frank Mordica
Frank Mordica
Frank Mordica
Adolph Groves
Lonnie Sadler
Lonnie Sadler
Jamie O’Rourke
Jamie O’Rourke
Lonnie Sadler
Jamie O’Rourke
Walter Overton
Paul Brogdon
Jamie O’Rourke
Jamie O’Rourke
Jamie O’Rourke
Mack Brown
Doug Mathews
Watson Brown
Doug Mathews
Henry Lesesne
Tom Moore
Tom Moore
Tom Moore
Phil King
Jim Butler
Phil King
Charles Horton
Phil King
Richard Foster
Rives Allen
Jim Tabor
Herb Rich
Dean Davidson
Dean Davidson
Herb Rich
Herb Rich
Robert Berry
Dean Davidson
J.P. Moore
Opponent
Duke
Duke
Auburn
Florida
The Citadel
Duke
Florida
Duke
Western Michigan
Texas Christian
Mississippi
UAB
Tennessee
Kentucky
Ole Miss
Texas Christian
Alabama
Kentucky
South Carolina
Georgia
Georgia
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Ole Miss
Wake Forest
Wake Forest
Wake Forest
Navy
Wake Forest
Wake Forest
Navy
Duke
Kentucky
Kentucky
Army
Georgia
Georgia
LSU
Kentucky
Georgia
LSU
Maryland
Kentucky
Rutgers
Georgia
Memphis State
Duke
Tennessee
Kentucky
Mississippi
Alabama
Kansas State
Kentucky
Tulane
Memphis State
Tennessee
Air Force
Mississippi
Auburn
The Citadel
Tennessee
Air Force
Auburn
Alabama
Air Force
Wake Forest
Virginia
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tulane
Georgia
Virginia
UT-Chattanooga
UT-Chattanooga
Tampa
Kentucky
Tulane
Tampa
Davidson
Davidson
Tulane
Tulane
Tennessee
Kentucky
Virginia
Missouri
Missouri
UT-Chattanooga
Virginia
MTSU
Alabama
Auburn
Auburn
Georgia Tech
Marshall
Marshall
Yale
Mississippi
Tennessee
Tennessee Tech
Florida
Yards
155
123
173
125
127
111
101
106
156
115
112
111
110
137
133
117
114
109
121
177
126
134
104
104
114
100
113
120
118
110
128
125
107
157
180
111
169
113
171
112
136
125
101
101
100
113
112
127
113
121
115
116
119
128
134
127
167
115
103
187
114
321
148
106
148
139
147
100
152
133
109
173
101
107
120
101
187
156
138
118
214
109
107
117
119
103
105
116
106
138
104
122
111
102
125
132
131
101
105
125
107
Single-Season Rushing By Class
Seniors
1. Corey Harris, 1991
2. Jamie O’Rourke, 1974
3. Doug Matthews, 1969
4. Frank Mordica, 1979
5. Tom Moore, 1959
6. Lew Thomas, 2001
7. Herb Rich, 1949
8. Everett Crawford, 1987
9. Tony Jackson, 1993
10. Rodney Williams, 2001
Juniors
1. Jermaine Johnson, 1995
2. Frank Mordica, 1978
3. Eric Jones, 1987
4. James Tabor, 1950
5. Tony Jackson, 1992
6. Phil King, 1956
7. Carl Woods, 1985
8. Lonnie Sadler, 1974
9. Jamie O’Rourke, 1973
10. Tom Moore, 1958
Sophomores
1. Jermaine Johnson, 1994
2. Carl Woods, 1984
3. Carlos Thomas, 1990
4. Jamie O’Rourke, 1971
5. Rodney Williams, 1999
6. Phil King, 1955
7. Ronnie Gordon, 1994
8. Steve Burger, 1970
9. Andy McCarroll, 1987
10. Jared McGrath, 1998
Freshmen
1. Carl Woods, 1983
2. Rodney Williams, 1998
3. Cliff Deese, 1992
4. Jimmy Williams, 1997
5. Jared McGrath, 1997
6. Dean Davidson, 1947
7. Everett Crawford, 1984
8. Ray Perkins, 2000
9. Lonnie Sadler, 1972
10. Mack Brown, 1970
Yards
1,103
933
849
830
676
675
668
621
607
590
Yards
1,072
1,065
665
654
652
651
615
610
592
584
Yards
877
688
680
677
644
628
577
552
552
528
Yards
644
608
538
527
491
461
434
425
423
364

 


 









 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
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