San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey entered Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl needing 108 rushing yards to break former Wisconsin star Ron Dayne’s FBS career rushing record of 6,397 yards.

And the Aztecs’ senior back indeed set the record with this first-down run early in the fourth quarter against Houston:

Dayne — the 1999 Heisman winner — congratulated Pumphrey on Twitter:

Pumphrey also showed that he can do more than just run the football, as he made this insane one-handed grab in the third quarter for a 26-yard reception:

On the very next play, he ran for a 32-yard touchdown:

Quite an all-around performance for Pumphrey on the record-breaking day, and it played a huge part in San Diego State coming away with a 34-10 Las Vegas Bowl victory over Houston.


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