Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, a highly regarded draft prospect and Heisman candidate, broke the NCAA FBS single-game rushing record on Saturday vs. Nebraska.
He tallied 408 yards on 25 carries, and found the end zone four times. He had long runs of 68, 62, 44, 43, 42, 39 and 26 yards.
This yard mark broke the old record set by former TCU tailback LaDainian Tomlinson, who ran for 406 yards in 1999.
Needless to say, this garnered the praise of his peers.
Wow Melvin Gordon!!!— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) November 15, 2014
I think Melvin Gordon = Jamal Charles. Clones! 408 if rushing is crazy.— Mark Barron (@M_B_24) November 15, 2014
Melvin Gordon— LaMichael James (@LaMichaelJames) November 15, 2014
Congrats to my man @Melvingordon25 on breaking the rushing record! And it only took 3 quarters!— James White (@SweetFeet_White) November 15, 2014
WOW RT "@SportsCenter: Melvin Gordon sets a Wisconsin single-game rushing record with 369 yards... In the 3rd quarter."— Mike Vick (@MikeVick) November 15, 2014
Congrats to the youngster @Melvingordon25 on breaking the NCAA Single Game Rushing Record. 408 yards and still counting.....— Jamaal Charles (@jcharles25) November 15, 2014
Melvin holds the ncaa yards in a game record. Ron Dayne holds the ncaa rushing record and I hold the ncaa touchdown record lol #badgers— Montee Ball (@ballrb28) November 15, 2014
Nebraska has now given up a 400 yd receiving gm to Troy Edwards and a 400 yd rush gm to Melvin Gordon. That's not good in either case— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) November 16, 2014
Have to give credit where it's due. Melvin Gordon is making a statement for Heisman!!— Prince Amukamara (@PrinceAmukamara) November 16, 2014