LAS VEGAS, NV-San Diego State’s 34-10 win against the Houston Cougars on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, sent a clear message to the rest of the nation about lower-tier, Division I schools. Leading the parade was running back Donnel Pumphrey, who went over the top as the NCAA Division I rushing champion (FBS). Pumphrey rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown against Houston.
2016 Las Vegas Bowl
San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey breaks the NCAA Division I (FBS) all-time rushing record against the Houston Cougars in the 2016 Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. Pumphrey rushed for 115 yards and one touchdown in the Aztecs’ 34-10 win to push his all-time mark to 6, 405 yards. Photos by Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
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