Dalvin Cook sets FSU single-season rushing record
TALLAHASSEE - Florida State running back Dalvin Cook's standout sophomore season continued Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Cook, a Miami native, set FSU's single-season rushing record by taking a pitch 11 yards six minutes into the game against North Carolina State. Cook scored on a 13-yard rush on the next play to give the No. 19 Seminoles a 7-3 lead and push his single-season yardage to 1,259.
Cook broke the previous mark of 1,242, set by Warrick Dunn in 1995.
"He's as gifted as they come as a running back," said Dunn, who made two Pro Bowls with the Bucs.
Cook accomplished the feat with two games left in the season - and despite missing all of the Syracuse game and most of the Wake Forest game due to injuries. He entered Saturday averaging 8.3 yards per carry - most among players in power five conferences with at least 100 attempts. His 15 rushes of at least 20 yards also led power five players.