Colorado Buffaloes’ running back Phillip Lindsay had a career night at Folsom Field last Saturday, an effort that was overshadowed by Arizona’s Khalil Tate breaking the FBS mark for rushing yards by a quarterback.
A total of 13 records (individual, team, conference and FBS) were broken in the game with Lindsay setting six of them in CU’s 45-42 loss.
Here’s a list of Lindsay’s accomplishments vs. Arizona.
Most yards against an opponent (Career)
605 career yards against Arizona (2014-17) broke the previous mark of 508 yards by Eric Bieniemy vs. Missouri (1987-90).
CU’s all-purpose yards (Career)
4,989 total yards; passing Rodney Stewart with 4,669 yards (2008-11)
First downs in a single-game (CU)
A total of 17 first downs earned ties the mark for the most by a non-quarterback (16 rush, 1 receiving; matched Rashaan Salaam at Texas, Oct. 1, 1994 (15, 2) … 11 came on third/fourth downs.
All-time rushing attempts in a single-game (CU)
41- breaking the 40-year old school record set by James Mayberry vs. Kansas State in Boulder, Nov. 19, 1977 (40 for 170 yards). Mayberry was a Junior when he set the all-time mark. Lindsay also broke the attempts by a senior— Eric Bieniemy vs. Nebraska at Lincoln, Nov. 3, 1990 (38 for 137 yards).
Rushing yards by a senior in a single-game (CU)
281 yards- the most by a senior surpassing J.J. Flannigan’s 246 yards vs. Kansas State at Manhattan, Nov. 18, 1989.
Consecutive Games Scoring A Touchdown 10—J.J. Flannigan, Sept. 9, 1989 to Nov. 18, 1989. — Lindsay’s current streak is six games
Most 200-Yard Rushing Games Consecutive—2, Rashaan Salaam, Nov. 12, 1994 to Nov. 19, 1994— Lindsay has a chance to accomplish this Saturday (10/14) at Oregon State
Most 1,000-Yard Rushing Seasons— 2, Eric Bieniemy (1,243 in 1988; 1,628 in 1990)— Lindsay needs 190 yards to tie the record
Rushing Yards By a Senior —1,628, Eric Bieniemy, 1990.— Lindsay needs 819 yards in the remaining six games to set the mark
Other notables from CU-Arizona
Rushing yards by a quarterback in a single-game (FBS)
14 carries for 327 yards by Arizona’s Khalil Tate is the all-time mark. It was previously held by NIU’s Jordan Lynch vs. Western Michigan on Nov. 23, 2013 with 321 yards.
Most yards by two players in a single-game (FBS)
608 yards combined between Tate and Lindsay set an FBS record for the most rushing yards gained by two players in the same game. San Diego State's Marshall Faulk (386) and Pacific's Ryan Benjamin (167) set the previous mark of 553 yards on Sept. 14, 1991.