Football: Records Set in the Backyard Brawl
November 17, 2006
WVU’s 641 yards of total offense are the most under Rich Rodriguez and the most in the 2000 decade. The previous best under Rod was 621 yards against East Carolina in 2004. The school record for total yards in a contest is 674 against Washington & Lee in 1923.
Patrick White rushed for 220 yards and passed for 204 yards in the win. His 424 yards of total offense ties Marc Bulger for the most yards in a single game in school history. Bulger tallied 424 yards of offense against Missouri in 1998. It is also the 10th best total offensive output in a single game in BIG EAST history.
Patrick White became just the eighth player in NCAA history to pass for more than 200 yards and rush for over 200 yards in a single contest. (The last was Vince Young vs. Oklahoma State in 2005).
With his 220 yards rushing against Pitt, Patrick White went over the 1,000 yard mark on the season now showing 1,057 yards on the year. White, coincidentally, also rushed for exactly 220 yards against Pitt last year.
With his 220 yards rushing, Patrick White set a WVU single season quarterback rushing record breaking his record of 952 set last season. He now boasts 1,057 yards on the year.
White became just the second quarterback in BIG EAST history to reach the 2,000 yard rushing plateau. White now shows 2,009 yards for his career. Former WVU signal caller Rasheed Marshall holds the all-time BIG EAST rushing mark for a quarterback at 2,040.
With his ground yardage at Pitt, White became the third Mountaineer quarterback to ever reach the 2,000 yard rushing plateau in a career. Major Harris is WVU’s all-time quarterback rushing leader boasting 2,161 yards from 1987-89.
White is just the 29th quarterback in NCAA history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in a season.
White is the first Mountaineer in school history to record 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards passing in the same season.
White now boasts eight career 100 yard rushing games, three of which have been for 200 or more yards.
Patrick White rushed for a 64-yard touchdown on the second play of WVU’s opening drive of the second half and followed that with a 19-yard touchdown run later in the quarter. The two give him 24 career rushing touchdown and 17 on the season. His 17 rushing touchdowns ties him with Avon Cobourne (2002) and Steve Slaton (2005) for third all-time in a single season in school history.
His 24 career rushing touchdowns tie him with Rasheed Marshall (2001-04) for fifth most in school history.
White has now tallied at least one rushing touchdown in eight consecutive contests.
White’s 67-yard touchdown pass to Steve Slaton marked a career-long for both players in pass completion and reception. White’s previous long was a 60-yard touchdown strike to Darius Reynaud earlier this season at East Carolina. Slaton’s previous long was a 44-yarder earlier this year at Louisville.
Slaton’s 215 yards rushing marks his third career 200 yard rushing effort (Georgia, Marshall). It also marks White’s third career 200-yard rushing effort. They both are now tied for first with Amos Zereoue (1996-98) for most 200 yard rushing efforts in WVU history.
Slaton and White became the first duo in Mountaineer football history to each rush for 200 yards in a contest. In fact, they are just the third set of teammates in NCAA history to each rush for over 200 yards in a single game.
Slaton and and White have both topped 1,000 yards rushing on the season marking the first time in school history that WVU has had two 1,000 yard rushers in the same season.
It is the 37th time in NCAA history that two players on the same team have each gained 1,000 yards or more in a season. (The last was Laurence Maroney and Gary Russell of Minnesota in 2005).
Steve Slaton rushed for a career-best 215 yards and tallied a career-high 130 yards receiving in the Pitt win, marking the first time in 115 years of West Virginia University football that a Mountaineer rushed for over 100 yards and tallied over 100 receiving yards.
Slaton rushed for 208 yards in the second half, after rushing for just seven yards in the first half.
Slaton’s 345 all-purpose yards against the Panthers marked the second-best outing by a Mountaineer in school history. Garrett Ford, Sr., set that record with 356 all-purpose yards against Pitt in 1965.
Slaton’s 215 yards rushing marked his sixth consecutive game of rushing for more than 100 yards. He is now tied for first with Robert Walker (1993), Amos Zereoue (1998) and Avon Cobourne (2002) for most consecutive 100-yard rushing games.
Slaton’s 130 yards receiving in the first half ties for 42nd on WVU’s all-time receiving yards list.
Slaton tallied his 14th 100-yard rushing contest, third all-time in school history.
Slaton now boasts 2,706 yards in his career, third-most in school history. He passed three Mountaineers on that list with his yardage against the Panthers; Quincy Wilson, (1999-2003) 2,608; Robert Walker, (1992-95) 2,620; and Arthur Owens, (1972-75) 2,648.
Slaton now shows 1,578 rushing yards on the season, third-best in school history. Avon Cobourne (2002) holds the school single season rushing record of 1,710.
Slaton tallied his first career 100-yard receiving game against the Panthers with 130 yards. His previous career-best in yardage was 74 yards earlier this season at Louisville. It marked the second 100-yard receiving day for a Mountaineer this year. Darius Reynaud had five catches for 110 yards at East Carolina.
Steve Slaton rushed for a 15-yard touchdown in the first quarter and tallied a 55-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. Those are his 30th and 31st career rushing touchdowns, respectively, and 13th and 14th, respectively, on the season.
Pat McAfee’s 51-yard field goal in the second quarter marked a career long and was the fifth-longest in school history. WVU’s career long is 55-yards by Paul Woodside against Louisville in 1984. It also marked the longest field goal in Heinz Field history by either a professional or collegian.
||Patrick White became just the eight player in NCAA history to pass and rush for more than 200 yards in the same game.
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