Chadron State RB sets NCAA season rushing record

Updated: November 25, 2006, 10:27 PM ET
Associated Press

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) -- Danny Woodhead ran for 252 yards and scored four touchdowns on Saturday to lead Chadron State to a 43-17 victory over West Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.

The Eagles (12-0) travel to Northwest Missouri State for the quarterfinals.

Chadron erased a 17-12 halftime deficit after recovering a fumble by Buffaloes' quarterback Dalton Bell on the opening series of the second half. The Eagles went up 19-12 on Tyler Hidrogo's short touchdown pass to Woodhead.

The TD started a 31-point second-half outburst by the Eagles.

Woodhead became the all-division single season rushing leader with 2,740 yards.

Bell finished with 178 yards passing and two touchdowns. He finished his career at A&M with 7,431 passing yards, second on the school's all-time list.

The Buffs (11-2) finished the year with a school record for wins.

West Texas A&M safety Darnell Johnson recovered a Woodhead fumble on the second play from scrimmage, and Bell threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Shaun Scott-Jones for a 7-0 lead.

Woodhead's 22-yard run on Chadron's next series capped an 11-play, 80-yard drive.

The Buffs went up 17-7 on Bell's 2-yard pass to Charly Martin and Jon Roberts' 29-yard field goal.

Travis Atter's 35-yard field goal pulled Chadron to 17-10, and it was a five-point game at half after the Eagles recorded a safety.

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