Most Straight 100 Yard Games Rushing
The FBS college record is 31 straight games! (NOTE: NFL record listed below.) Archie Griffin of Ohio State rushed for at least 100 yards for 31 straight games! The streak ran from September of 1973 until November of 1975 – that’s three seasons! To give you an idea of how incredible Archie Griffin’s 31 straight games with at least 100 yards rushing is – the previous record was 18 – held by Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winner Steve Owens.
The 31-game streak does not include bowl games, although Archie Griffin rushed for over 100 yards vs USC in the 1974 Rose Bowl. Griffin’s 31 straight games rushing over 100 yards was ended by Michigan in 1975. The Buckeyes still won the game, however, and Griffin is one of only two players to start in four consecutive Rose Bowls.
Griffin played in the 1976 Rose Bowl against UCLA, a game that led to UCLA head coach Dick Vermeil winning a head coaching job in the NFL.
NFL Record for Most 100 Yard Rushing Games in a Row
The NFL record for most consecutive games rushing for over 100 yards is held by Barry Sanders with 14. Marcus Allen previously held the record with 11. Chris Johnson is the only other player in NFL history to rush for more than 100 yards in 10 straight games.
Both Barry Sanders and Marcus Allen are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Johnson is still waiting.Embed from Getty Images
Adrian Peterson Straight 100 Yard Rushing Games
One coincidence in records concerning consecutive games of rushing over 100 yards: The FBS college record for a freshman rushing for 100 yards is 9 straight games is held by Adrian Peterson of Oklahoma, who later starred for the Minnesota Vikings. He also rushed for 100 yards in 8 straight NFL games.
The NCAA sub-division record is 48 straight games held by another man named Adrian Peterson – THAT Adrian Peterson set the FCS record at Georgia Southern and later played several years for the Chicago Bears.Embed from Getty Images