Nevada RB Jefferson Leads NCAA in Rushing, TDs

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Nevada's Stefphon Jefferson now leads the nation in both rushing and scoring, averaging 174.8 yards and three touchdowns per game.

The junior running back from Visalia, Calif., tied an NCAA record with seven touchdowns in Nevada's 69-24 victory at Hawaii on Saturday to bring his season total to 12 through the first four games. He also broke the Mountain West Conference touchdown record in Nevada's first game in the league.

Jefferson is averaging 5.7 yards per carry (122 for 699). He finished Saturday with 170 yards rushing on 31 carries. He caught three passes for 76 yards, including a 55-yard score from Cody Fajardo.

Jefferson was named the Walter Camp national offensive player of the week and national running back for the second straight week by College Football Performance Awards.

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