Melvin Gordon broke LaDainian Tomlinson single game rushing record, running for 408 yards in Wisconsin 59-24 win over Nebraska. Tomlinson had held the record since 1999, when he rushed for 406 yards against UTEP. I have to say Gordon’s competition was much better. His performance helped improve his team to 8-2 on the season and they now control the Big 10 west.
Gordon broke the record on his last run of the game, ending the third quarter with a 26-yard touchdown run. He also had four touchdowns in the game.
Gordon said this when asked about the record “Yeah, I didn’t even know I was close to the record, I was kind of just running away.”
With his performance today, he went over 1,500 yards rushing on the season and he has 19 touchdowns.
This is probably a record that will last a good while, and I wonder if this is a sign of things to come for Melvin Gordon. I would take this guy in the first round if I was a GM for an NFL team. I think he will have a bright future ahead of him.
Tomlinson congratulated Melvin Gordon on breaking his record.
— LaDainian Tomlinson (@LT_21) November 15, 2014
Here are a couple of Gordon’s runs.