Are you ready for some football? WKU Athletics counts you down to opening day at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium on September 1, 2012 with the 50-day “Countdown to Kickoff” series on WKUSports.com. Each day will be accompanied by a significant number in WKU football history.
RAINEY RUSHES INTO RECORD BOOKS WITH 45 CARRIES
Former WKU running back Bobby Rainey was no stranger to getting carries – a lot of carries. On November 20, 2010, Rainey got 45 of them, setting a new single-game record at WKU for rushing attempts.
Rainey finished that particular game against Middle Tennessee rushing for 248 yards on 45 carries, averaging over five yards per rush in the game.
Rainey finished the 2010 season with 340 carries, setting a WKU single-season record. Not to be outdone, Rainey would then beat his own record in 2011, rushing 369 times for a school record 1,695 yards.
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The Hilltoppers open the 2012 season against Austin Peay, with kickoff slated for 6:00 PM on September 1 in Bowling Green. For season and single game ticket information, visit HERE.