Oct. 23, 1976
Pittsburgh’s Tony Dorsett ran for 180 yards and three touchdowns to lead the No. 2 Panthers to a 45-0 win over Navy.
In the process, Dorsett broke Archie Griffin’s year-old NCAA career rushing mark and became the first player to rush for more than 1,000 yards in each of his four seasons.
His 32-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was what did the trick, giving him 5,206 career yards.
Dorsett went on to win the Heisman Trophy that season while rushing for a then-NCAA record 1,948 yards.
He finished his career with 6,082 rushing yards, a mark that stood for 22 seasons before being broken by Ricky Williams of Texas.Powered by Sidelines