Indiana didn’t get the win over Michigan on Saturday, but freshman running back Stevie Scott still made a pretty big splash. It’s what he’s been doing all season long.
In a 31-20 loss, Scott amassed 139 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries, leading the Hoosiers’ rushing attack. That total put the freshman over the 1,000-yard mark for the season and earned him a spot in the IU record book.
Scott has 1,033 rushing yards on the season through 11 games. That’s enough to top the mark set by Mark Harkrader in 1976. There’s still one game remaining.
Stevie Scott has eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark this season and has set a new true freshman running back record for rushing yards in a season (Mark Harkrader, 1976). pic.twitter.com/SDEMkX9fTF
— Indiana Football (@IndianaFootball) November 17, 2018
The performance on Saturday marked the fifth time this season that Scott has eclipsed 100 yards in a single game. He’s also scored at least one touchdown in the last four games.
Entering the season, Scott was expected to be down further on the depth chart but the suspension of Morgan Ellison thrust the freshman into the spotlight and he’s delivered.
Scott posted a season-high 204 yards in Indiana’s win over Virginia in the second week of the season. Since that time, the freshman back has been tough to slow down.
Next week, Scott will have a chance to build on his total as Indiana fights for bowl eligibility against Purdue.