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Bleacher Report: Nebraska Vs. Oklahoma: Are the Cornhuskers or Sooners the Best Tailback Factory?

Which college football program has produced the most outstanding running backs? I’d vote USC No. 1.  Oklahoma State, based on my objective and subjective research, could be No. 2. OSU churned out All-American Thurman Thomas and 1988 Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders.  They were teammates from 1986-87.  After Thomas graduated, Sanders became the starter in his junior season.    As a juking junior in ‘88, Sanders set the NCAA single-season rushing record (2,628 yards).  After having one of the greatest NCAA individual seasons ever, he performed even better in the NFL. NFL teams have long been drafting tailbacks from the University of Nebraska ...

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