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FSU’s Cam Akers continues climb up Seminole record book vs. Florida

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Six yards a carry against an elite defense.

NCAA Football: Florida State at Boston College Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

It was largely a night to forget for Florida State, losing decisively to the Florida Gators on Saturday night. And while the Seminole rushing attack struggled to find its footing for most of the evening, star running back Cam Akers still found a way to get his, carrying the ball 17 times for 102 yards, highlighted by a 50-yard score in the third quarter.

Akers’ performance saw him again rise among his FSU RB colleagues, beginning with single-season rushing scores, where he moved ahead of Greg Allen in 1983 and Warrick Dunn in 1995.

1: Greg Allen (1982), 20

T2: Dalvin Cook (2015), 19

T2: Dalvin Cook (2016), 19

4: Amp Lee (1990), 16

T5: Dayne Williams (1987), 15

T5: Antone Smith (2008), 15

T7: Devonta Freeman (2013), 14

T7. Cam Akers (2019), 14

T8: Greg Allen (1983), 13

T8: Warrick Dunn (1995), 13

As far as career rushing scores go, Akers passed Antone Smith:

1: Dalvin Cook (2014-2016), 46

2: Greg Allen (1981-1984), 44

3: Warrick Dunn (1993-1996), 37

T4: Amp Lee (1989-1991), 30

T4: Devonta Freeman (2011-2013), 30

6: Travis Minor (1997-2000), 28

7: Cam Akers (2017-present), 27

8: Antone Smith (2005-2008), 26

Regarding single-season rushing yardage, Akers didn’t pass anyone, but a top-three mark after a bowl is far from unreasonable.

1: Dalvin Cook (2016), 1,765

2: Dalvin Cook (2015), 1,691

3: Warrick Dunn (1995), 1,242

4: Sammie Smith (1987), 1,230

5: Warrick Dunn (1996), 1,180

6: Cam Akers (2019), 1,144

Now to career rushing yards. Akers remains sixth, but breaking the top five in Seminole history is definitely possible— if, that is, he chooses to play in Florida State’s bowl game.

1: Dalvin Cook (2014-2016), 4,464

2: Warrick Dunn (1993-1996), 3,959

3: Greg Allen (1981-1984), 3,769

4: Travis Minor (1997-2000), 3,218

5: Larry Key (1974-1977), 2,953

6: Cam Akers (2017-present), 2,875