Benson now sixth on career rushing list

Updated: November 13, 2004, 11:07 PM ET
Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Texas running back Cedric Benson's 16-yard touchdown against Kansas on Saturday gave him a score in 36 games, breaking the NCAA record.

The record of 35 games with a touchdown was shared by Travis Prentice of Miami of Ohio (1996-99) and Brock Forsey of Boise State (1999-2002).

Benson, who leads the Big 12 with 1,599 yards rushing, ran for 161 yards in the No. 6 Longhorns' 27-23 victory.

The senior passed Heisman Trophy winners Archie Griffin and Herschel Walker and current NFL star LaDanian Tomlinson for sixth place on the NCAA career list with 5,305 yards.

It also was his 24th 100-yard game. The Longhorns are 24-0 on those days.

"It's weird when you rush for over 100 yards and the game is still close," Benson said. "Kansas played a great game and you have to give them a lot of credit."


Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press

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