Monday, September 27, 2010

Delone Carter Running Through the Record Books!

This Saturday Delone Carter ran for 172 yards and 4 touchdowns. Carter now has 2,290 yards in his Syracuse career which is good enough for 11th on the all-time rushing list. Carter earned Big East Player of the Week honors for his performance against Colgate and is the 3rd best rusher in the Big East with 104.8 yards per game so far in 2010.

Next up on the list is the legend himself, Ernie Davis who has 2,386 career rushing yards. Since DC3 is 96 yards away from Davis, cuse fans can expect Carter to pass the Heisman Trophy winner either October 9th v. USF or Oct 16th against Pittsburgh in the Dome on homecoming weekend.

The all-time leading rusher in Syracuse history is Joe Morris who ran for 4,299 yards between 1978 and 1981. Mr. Morris can rest easy at night knowing that his record is safe. Carter would have to rush for an average of 251 yards per game the rest of the way in order to tie his mark. A more realistic finish for Carter would be somewhere between James Mungro and Larry Csonka. If he averages 80 yards per game the rest of the way DC3 will finish with 2,930 yards which would be good enough for 4th all-time in Syracuse History.

Syracuse's Career Rushing Leaders are:
1. Joe Morris 4,299
2. Walter Reyes 3,424
3. Larry Csonka 2,934
4. James Mungro 2,869
5. Floyd Little 2,704
6. David Walker 2,643
7. Dee Brown 2,626
8. Bill Hurley 2,551
9. Damien Rhodes 2,461
10. Ernie Davis 2,386
11. Delone Carter 2,290

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