We have a new record holder!

Evan Royster didn’t just break Curt Warner’s record in the first quarter, he stormed right through it.
Of course, Michigan’s non-existent defense probably had something to do with that.
But give Royster credit for his hard running. He sprinted decisively and ran over a defender on a 20-yard gain to start Penn State’s second possession.
And that pushed him past Warner on the Penn State career list with 3,414 yards. Warner gained 3,398 in four seasons, from 1979-82.
“Congratulations, that’s all I can say,” Warner said when reached by phone on Friday. “That’s what records are for.
“It’s not something I set out to do when I arrived at Penn State. My focus was primarily on winning a national championship, to be honest with you. I didn’t even know when I broke the record. I didn’t get a phone call. No one walked over to me and told me, ‘Hey, you’re the all-time leading rusher.'”
Royster gained 26 yards on four carries, including a touchdown on Penn State’s opening drive. He then picked up 40 more and another TD on the second.

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3 Responses to We have a new record holder!

  1. past4 says:

    Curt Warner’s record in the first.

  2. pantof says:

    said when walked?

  3. pantof says:

    said when walked?

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