Found September 12, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
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It’s no secret that Barry Sanders is universally regarded as one of the greatest NFL running backs of all time. But it was his accomplishments as a member of the Oklahoma State Cowboys in 1988 that will go down in history as the single greatest and most mind-boggling individual season in college football history. Thurman Thomas (left) and his successor. After a solid sophomore campaign as a backup, Sanders took over the starting role in Oklahoma State’s backfield from future NFL Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas. The Cowboys were hoping that Sanders had progressed enough under Thomas’ tutelage that he would be ready to bear the burden of carrying the Cowboys offense. No one could have predicted what followed. Here is a game-by-game look at Sanders’ sheer and utter dominance of opposing defenses during his 1988 season. To recap, in just twelve games Sanders rushed 373 times for 2,850 yards. An average of 7.6 yards per carry in addition to his 42 rushing touchdowns and 2 kick return touch...
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