Barry Sanders’ Record Breaking Season

December 4, 1988 – Barry Sanders had won the Heisman just hours earlier, but the meaning of that on the other side of the Pacific could have lost something in translation.  So in a Coca-Cola Bowl game played in Tokyo, the Oklahoma State junior demonstrated what the Heisman was all about.  Sanders tore through the Texas Tech defense for 332 rushing yards and four touchdowns.  The four scores put his season total at 39 (10 more than anyone in history), and the yards helped to set a single-season NCAA rushing record of 2,628 yards.  In a highlight-packed nail-biter, OSU edged Tech 45-42.