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Semaje Perine breaks Melvin Gordon’s rushing record after one week

Melvin Gordon’s incredible record-setting performance of 406 rushing yardsin a single game lasted just one week.

On Saturday, Oklahoma freshman running back Semaje Perine surpassed Gordon’s mark when he ran for 427 yards and five touchdowns on 24 carries. Perine is now the FBS record holder for most rushing yards in a single game.

To give you some perspective, LaDainian Tomlinson held the previous record when he rushed for 406 yards in a single game during his playing career at TCU. Tomlinson’s record stood from Nov. 20, 1999 to Nov. 14, 2014. Gordon’s record lasted less than seven days.

Will Muschamp out after season

Will Muschamp will not return as Florida‘s coach next season, the school announced Sunday.

Muschamp will coach the team’s final two games this season, and then step down. Muschamp’s buyout will work out to about $6.3 million, a source with knowledge of the terms confirmed to ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell.

“I was given every opportunity to get it done here and I simply didn’t win enough games — that is the bottom line,” Muschamp said in a statement. “I’m disappointed that I didn’t get it done and it is my responsibility to get it done.

“I have no bitter feelings, but this is a business and I wish we would have produced better results on the field.”

Muschamp is 27-20 in four seasons, 17-15 in SEC play.

Saturday’s 23-20 overtime loss to South Carolina was the Gators’ sixth in their last eight home games.

Last year UF lost eight starters to season-ending injuries and finished 4-8, the Gators’ first losing season since 1979.

“Upon evaluation of our football program, we are not where the program needs to be and should be. I’ve always said that our goal at the University of Florida is to compete for championships on a regular basis,” Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said in a statement.

After the 2010 season Muschamp, then Texas‘ defensive coordinator and head coach in waiting, was hired at UF to replace Urban Meyer. After Muschamp’s 7-6 debut season, UF went 11-2 in 2012, reaching as high as No. 2 in the AP Poll.

Just two weeks ago, UF upset Georgia 38-20, marking Muschamp’s first victory in four tries as a head coach against his alma mater.

Biggest deal in baseball history: Giancarlo Stanton close to 13-year, $325 million contract with Marlins

Last night it was believed to be 10 years and $300 million. This morning it was said to be 12 years and $320 million. And now both Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.comreport that Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins are close to signing a 13-year, $325 million contract.

Stanton’s new deal would break the previous record for the largest contract in MLB history, which isMiguel Cabrera and the Tigers at $292 million for 10 years.

Stanton still has two seasons of team control remaining via arbitration, so assuming this 13-year contract covers those two seasons and 11 seasons of free agency he’d be locked up through age 37 in 2027.

Stanton, who turned 25 years old earlier this month, finished runner-up in the NL MVP voting after hitting .288 with 37 homers and a .950 OPS in 142 games for the Marlins this season. He’s a career .271 hitter with a .903 OPS in 634 games, but the Marlins failed to finish with a winning record in any of his first five seasons and have not made the playoffs since 2003.

Walter Camp Foundation recognizes Texas A&M QB Kyle Allen, Louisville’s Holliman

Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen had quite the performance against Auburn. Making his first career start for the Aggies, Allen helped lead Texas A&M to a big upset on the road against Auburn. His performance in upsetting the Tigers certainly opened some eyes about the future of Texas A&M’s offense and it gained some national respect from the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Allen was named this week’s Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation on Sunday.

Allen passed for 277 yards and four touchdowns in the 41-38 victory against the Tigers. The performance ended up helping to restructure the entire College Football Playoff race, but for now Allen and the Aggies will just focus on finishing their season on a strong note. Texas A&M is out of the playoff and the SEC hunt, but building momentum for 2015 can begin now with Allen taking over the offense. As long as he avoids slipping up the way Kenny Hill did, Texas A&M could be gearing up for plenty of more offense in the next few years.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation also honored Louisville safetyGerod Holliman. Holliman intercepted three passes against Boston College Saturday. On top of that Holliman recorded foru tackels and broke up another pass as the Cardinals scored a 38-19 victory in ACC play to improve to 7-3 overall and 5-3 in ACC play. The win helps Louisville secure third place in the ACC Atlantic Division behind Florida State and Clemson, keeping the Cardinals ahead of Boston College in the standings, which could be important when it comes to bowl selection time.

Brandon Finnegan cheered at K-State vs. TCU game

Cool note here from Texas Christian University student Andrew Felts …

 


Finnegan pitched for TCU in the College World Series in June and then made seven appearances for the Royals this postseason. The 2014 first-round pick (17th overall) is the first player to appear in both the World Series and college equivalent. No. 6 TCU romped No. 9 Kansas State on Saturday by a score of 41-20.