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Tracking Dalvin Cook’s pursuit of FSU football history

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

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Dalvin Cook
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Another game, another step closer to the top of the FSU record books for ‘Nole running back Dalvin Cook. Cook remains the FBS leader in yards from scrimmage (1,130), as well as having gained more rushing yards (785) than any other back from a Power-5 conference.

Of course, Cook already holds Florida State’s single-season rushing record, with 1,691 last year. Given his current 2016 average of about 130 yards per game, he’ll need around seven more games to break his own record— precisely how many games the ‘Noles will probably play in the rest of this campaign (six in the regular season and a bowl game).

And that should be more than enough time for Cook to catch Warrick Dunn for the career rushing record at FSU. Dunn’s mark of 3,949 yards is now just 475 away, so at his current clip, Cook will eclipse Dunn in about three and half more games.

Cook did not record a rushing TD against Miami, and remains third on the ‘Nole career list for rushing scores, with 34. Leading the way is Greg Allen, who posted 44 at Florida State. Cook did top the 100-yard mark on the ground again, bringing his career total of triple-digit rushing games to 16, just one behind Allen and six away from Dunn’s record of 22.