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Record Breakers

I created a Storify post about the shake up of the college football record books taking place this week.

A 15 year single-game rushing record was snapped by just two yards on Saturday November 15th. It made national headlines and vaulted Melvin Gordon into the Heisman Trophy race.

Then, on Saturday November 22nd, the all-time single-game rushing record was broken again.

This time the rusher was Samaje Perine, a freshman running-back for the Oklahoma Sooners. So the record held by LaDainian Tomlinson stood for 15 years before it was broken by Melvin Gordon. Then Melvin Gordon’s record stood for less than a week. Perine beat Gordon’s record by 19 yards.

Reaction on social media was swift and strong across many social platforms. My Storify post explains what unfolded and showcases the Tweets and videos that documented the madness!

View my Storify post here