Florida State sophomore running back Dalvin Cook began Saturday’s game against N.C. State breaking Warrick Dunn’s school record for single-season yardage.
The sophomore eclipsed Warrick Dunn’s mark of 1,242 yards during the first quarter of Saturday’s contest against NC State. Cook ran for 11 yards on his third carry of the game to give him 1,246 yards this season. Dunn set the record back in 1995.
Dalvin Cook scored a 13-yard touchdown on the next play to give FSU a 7-3 lead over NC State in the first quarter.
“I don’t know if I like Dalvin too much,” Dunn said with a laugh during FSU’s Sod Talk Saturday morning. “I love to watch him play. He’s attacking. We’re two different types of runners. He’s more downhill, he’s patient and he’s explosive.”
Dalvin Cook said earlier this week that he was not focused on the record and that Dunn told him his mark was “meant to be broken.” It took Dunn 166 carries to set the record. Cook did it in 151 carries.
“For me, you want to see if the guy can continue on that pace, Dunn said. “We’re running him a lot. You want him to continue to produce and play at a high level but he’s as gifted as they come as a running back.”
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