Sport: The Big Red Machine

In its latest weekly review of college football, the N.C.A.A. newsletter sums up the season so far by asking: "Will any major-college rushing record survive the thundering feet of 1971's remarkable runners?" It does not seem likely.

Two weeks ago, Oklahoma's ground troops, led by Halfback Greg Pruitt, who is averaging an all but unbelievable 11 yds. a carry, rode through Kansas State for 711 yds. to shatter a 23-year-old record. The following Saturday, Michigan State's fleet Eric Allen broke away for four long touchdown runs against Purdue to set an individual single-game rushing record of 350 yds. It was the 22nd...

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