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Saturday, November 20, 2010
Mikel Leshoure sets Illini rushing record

By Kevin Allen

With 7:31 left in the game, running back Mikel Leshoure took a handoff off tackle, made a nifty cut, and etched his name in the University of Illinois football record book. 

Leshoure set the mark for most single-game rushing yards by surpassing the Robert Holcombe's previous record of 315 yards, which was set in 1996. 

Leshoure also set the mark for most rushing yards by an NCAA player this season, which was previously set by Nebraska's Roy Helu Jr. who gained 307 yards against Missouri.