The cover features a great full-color photo by Ernie Anderson that captures the 15-yard run by D.J. Pumphrey in the fourth quarter of the Vegas Bowl to establish a new all-time NCAA record for career rushing yards.
Pumphrey’s feats, plus a lengthy list of both offensive and defensive new records, are all spelled out in detail, along with more of Ernie’s new photos. Among the impressive records is the one set by D.J. and Rashaad Penny, the first college teammates ever to rush for 2,000 and 1,000 yards in one season.
With all the national TV exposure of the bowl win over a Houston team who had beaten two ranked teams – Oklahoma and Louisville – the Aztecs wound up ranked #25 in both the two major polls for 2016.
Having now been to 783 of the Aztecs’ 787 football games in 71 seasons since I saw my first as a Freshman in September 1946, I can’t think of a more dramatic way to close the year. I’m ready for the 2017 season and liked what I saw in the first Spring scrimmage. My goal? Of course, it’s still stands at 1,000.
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