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Tracking Dalvin Cook’s pursuit of FSU football history

What’s on deck, possible down the road, and unlikely.

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Florida State
Dalvin Cook
Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Standout Florida State running back Dalvin Cook entered Saturday’s 17-6 homecoming win over Wake Forest averaging 112.4 yards per game over his career, the highest mark in the history of the ACC. Cook certainly did nothing to hurt that figure against the Demon Deacons, running for 115 yards. He also continued his climb up the Seminole record books.

This was Cook’s 17th career 100-yard rushing game, which ties him for second in ‘Nole history with Greg Allen, five behind Warrick Dunn’s record of 22. Cook is still chasing Allen’s career rushing touchdown record of 44, and as the former did not score on Saturday, he remains behind by ten, in third place by himself, with 34.

Of course, Dunn’s career-rushing record of 3,959 yards at FSU is the big one— and Cook is getting really close. He’s now amassed 3,599 yards, and is just 360 off Dunn’s mark. Given Cook’s 2016 season average of 128.6 yards per game, he’ll get there in less than three games.

Cook also has a chance to catch the best RB in school history for the single-season rushing record (one that he presently holds). 2015 Cook had 1,691 yards on the ground. 2016 Cook is on pace to come up just 20 yards short, so this one could really come down to the wire. But regardless: what a matchup.