Heidelberg University rusher sets new NCAA rushing record

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Berea, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Heidelberg University running back Cartel Brooks has set a new NCAA all-division single-game rushing record when he ran for 465 yards in a 42-14 win over Baldwin Wallace Saturday.

Brook, who plays for a Division III school, broke the previous record of 455 rushing yards set earlier this season by Western Connecticut’s Octavias McKoy.

The Division I mark is 406 yards, set by TCU’s LaDanian Tomlinson in TCU’s 52-24 defeat of UTEP on Nov. 20, 1999.

Brooks carried the ball 38 times and scored three touchdowns in the victory. His dominance helped the Student Princes convert seven of 11 third downs.

After the Student Princes trailed 7-0, Brooks rushed for an 81-yard touchdown that sparked a 42-0 run en route to victory that gave them an 8-2 record at the end of regular season.

Brooks’ outburst wasn’t a total surprise as he set school single-game records for rushing yards and touchdowns by running for 337 yards and five scores on Oct. 19.

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