Worcester, MA, United States (4E Sports) – Western Connecticut Colonials RB Octavious McKoy set the NCAA single-game rushing record with 455 yards Saturday in a 55-35 win over the Worcester State Lancers at Coughlin Field.
McKoy’s rushing total beat the previous record held by Dante Brown of Marietta, who ran for 441 yards back in 1996.
The Division III running back also recorded five touchdowns and 43 carries.
He scored on runs of 15, one, 41, 53 and 71 yards as the Colonials outscored the Lancers 27-7 in the second half.
Before the game, McKoy led the nation with 18 TDs and 108 points.
A 53-yard scoring burst by McCoy with 9:10 left in regulation ignited 21 unanswered points from the Colonials who were trailing midway through the third quarter.
LaDainian Tomlinson holds the FBS single-game record with 406 rushing yards.
It was also last Saturday when Tusculum College Pioneers’ Bo Cordell totaled 15,049 yards to break the Division II record for career yards passing Saturday in a 41-33 loss to the Wingate University Bulldogs.
Cordell threw for 349 yards in the game to achieve his record-breaking total.
The previous D-II record was set by Zach Amedro, who threw for 14,733 yards for West Liberty from 2007-10.
Case Keenum, who played at Houston from 2007-11, holds the record for most career yards passing (19,217) of any college player regardless of classification.