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Peterson sets 1-AA rushing record

Nov. 24, 2001 at 6:19 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Even on a subpar day, Adrian Peterson of Georgia Southern was good enough to become the all-time rushing leader in Division I-AA history Saturday.

Peterson was limited to 96 yards -- the second-lowest total of his four-year career -- on 25 carries in a 48-10 win over Wofford. But Peterson still finished the regular season with 6,559 career yards to move past Charles Roberts of Sacramento State, who had 6,553 yards from 1997 to 2000.

"I've said all along that it's not about individual awards," Peterson said. "It's about team accomplishments. To be honest, I forgot about the record."

Peterson had scoring runs of four, 14 and three yards for the two-time defending Division I-AA national champions, who clinched a share of the Southern Conference title.

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