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Monday, December 19, 2016

Sportsman of the Week Ending 12/18/2016

College Football Bowl season has kicked in, and there was a weekend of undercard action for fans.  The game with most renown was the Las Vegas Bowl, which featured Mountain West Conference Champion San Diego State against giant slayers Houston Cougars who had knocked off Oklahoma and Louisville, two teams that might have made the playoff if not for those losses.  But it was an lesser known name who stole the show.  And the record book.  San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey broke one of the most hallowed records in NCAA football.  The career rushing record.  Pumphrey did it in dramatic fashion early in the third quarter and ended his career with 6,405 yards to former record holder Ron Dayne's 6,397.  It was that close.  Although in an unexpected route (the Aztecs were underdogs), San Diego State ran away with an easy 24 point victory.  One of the benefits of bowl season is you get to see some of the lesser known players from less recognized schools perform.  Pumphrey more than fits that, and is our Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week!

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