November 2014 was a banner month for FBS running backs.
Ex-Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon entered the history books that month when he rushed for 408 yards in a win against Nebraska, setting a new record for the most single-game rushing yards in FBS history.
Just one week after the feat, Oklahoma freshman tailback Samaje Perine had different plans.
On Nov. 22, 2014, exactly three years ago, Perine scooted right past Gordon with an FBS record 427 yards during a 44-7 over Kansas — just one week after Gordon set a mark that seemed certain to stand for a considerable time. Perine rushed for 222 yards alone in the first half.
Perine, who played at Oklahoma from 2014-2016, finished his college career with a school-record 4,122 rushing yards before declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft. He was selected in the 4th round by the Washington Redskins.
There’s no telling how long Perine’s record will stand. Regardless, the NFL rookie will be remembered by Sooners fans for years to come.