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Now to colleges in Texas:

Ricky Williams holds the most UT rushing records in the referenced materials. He rushed for 350 yards in one game, 2,124 in a season, and 6,279 in his UT career. Colt McCoy broke his coach’s record, Major Applewhite, for season and career yards. Johnny “Lam” Jones holds the game record with 198 receiving yards.

Bob Smith rushed for 297 yards for Texas A&M in a 1950 game against SMU. Darren Lewis rushed for 1,692 in 1988, and his career total of 5,012 is the record. Dustin Long passed for 399 yards in a game, and Reggie McNeal threw for 2,791 in 2004. Jelly Woodman scored 44 points in a 1926 game against New Mexico. The book used for this information calls A&M the “most tradition rich school in America”.

Byron Hanspard set the Texas Tech record with 287 yards against Baylor. Kliff Kingsbury, of New Braunfels, holds the career passing record of 12,429 yards. Wes Welker, of New England Patriots fame, holds the career receiving mark of 3,069 yards for the Red Raiders.

For Rice University, Dicky Maegle, of Taylor, holds the single game record of 265 yards in the 1954 Cotton Bowl against Alabama. This was the famous game, when Tommy Lewis came off the Alabama bench to tackle Maegle on his way for another touchdown. It had never been done before and caused officials quite a chore before it was cleaned up. Lexington ex, Earl Cooper, was the Owls leading rusher in 1977, 78, and 79. He was also the leading receiver for the Owls in 1979.

Most of the referenced material came from ESPN books that were printed in 2005. Some of the records may have been eclipsed since the publishing date.

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