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Tracking Dalvin Cook’s pursuit of FSU football history

The big one seems quite attainable after another big day from No. 4.

North Carolina v Florida State
Dalvin Cook
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The offense could’ve done more in Florida State’s 37-35 loss to North Carolina on Saturday, but I’m not sure the same can be said for ‘Nole running back Dalvin Cook. Cook had another big day against the Tar Heels, rushing for 140 yards, a performance that saw him again ascending the Seminole record books (he also had over 100 receiving yards, making him the first FSU back to top the century mark in both categories in a single game).

Cook is now averaging 127 rushing yards per game this season, and with seven regular-season contests remaining and most likely a bowl game, if he gets eight more games at that rate, he’ll finish with 1,616 yards, just shy of the single-season program record he set last year, 1,691. As far as the career rushing yardage record goes, Cook needs just 626 yards to pass Warrick Dunn’s record of 3,959, a record he’ll break in about five more games, at his current pace. On Saturday, Cook passed Travis Minor to move into third, all-time, on the FSU list.

As far as career rushing TDs go, Cook now has 34, and is ten shy of Greg Allen’s mark of 44. Cook also passed Minor for third with 15 career 100-yard rushing games. Dunn holds the career mark, with 22.