It took 43 years for someone to break Greg Pruitt's school record for rushing yards in a game (294), a record that was broken last November when Samaje Perine ran for an incredible 427 yards against Kansas. The Sooners have had many great running backs throughout the years, but none were able to put up a more dominant performance than Perine.
But then again, no running back in FBS history has every dominated a game more than Perine dominated the Jayhawks that afternoon. When you look back and think on all of the amazing running backs college football has had in the past 100+ years, it makes the record that much more outstanding.
Pruitt will always be an Oklahoma legend, and his previous rushing record will always remain as one of the best games by a running back in Sooners history. Considering he had 294 yards on just 19 carries, it still remains the highest yards per carry by a running back with at least 200 yards in Oklahoma history.
So while Perine may be the new legend on campus, let's not forget about the Sooner that held a record for 43 years dating back to 1971.
And hey, only 43 days until kickoff.