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Notre Dame football all-time single game rushing leaders

Notre Dame might not be known as “Running Back U” but that doesn’t mean the Fighting Irish haven’t had their fair share of elite runners over the years. And those elite runners have had some pretty elite performances, but which Notre Dame running backs had the biggest days of all-time?

We’ve previously looked at the single game passing records for Notre Dame quarterbacks and found that throwing for a ton of yards often doesn’t mean good things for the team. How does that compare to running the ball extremely well on a given Saturday?

Here are Notre Dame’s top 10 all-time single game rushing leaders.

10. Allen Pinkett vs. Penn State (1983)

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[autotag]Allen Pinkett[/autotag] remains Notre Dame’s second all-time leading rusher to this day but his only appearance on this list is at number 10 for his 217 yard performance against Penn State in 1983. Oddly enough, Notre Dame all-time leading rusher [autotag]Autry Denson[/autotag] has no games in the top 10 all-time for Notre Dame running backs.

9. Julius Jones vs. Stanford (2003)

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[autotag]Julius Jones[/autotag] makes his first appearance on this list for his 218 yard showing against Stanford in 2003. This won’t be the last time we see Jones appear.

8. Vagas Ferguson vs. Navy (1978)

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[autotag]Vagas Ferguson[/autotag] ran wild for 219 yards in Notre Dame’s 27-7 win over Navy at Cleveland’s old Municipal Stadium in 1978. We’ll be hearing from Ferguson again, too.

7. Julius Jones vs. Navy (2003)

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Jones makes his second appearance on the list for his memorable afternoon against Navy in 2003 where he ran for 221 yards. Notre Dame needed every one of those yards as a 40-yard field goal by D.J. Fitzpatrick as time expired gave the Irish a 27-24 victory.

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