Dayne's Career Statistics

Dayne's record breaker
6,397

All-Time Leading Division I-A Rushers
Rk. Name School Yrs. Yds. Att. Avg. Heisman
1 Ron Dayne Wisconsin 1996-99 6,397 1,186 5.39 1999?
2 Ricky Williams Texas 1995-98 6,293 1,011 6.21 1998
3 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh 1973-76 6,082 1,074 5.66 1976
4 Charles White USC 1976-79 5,598 1,023 5.47 1981
5 Herschel Walker Georgia 1980-82 5,259 994 5.29 1982
6 Archie Griffin Ohio State 1972-75 5,177845 6.13 74 & 75

1999 Season

Opponent Att. Yds. Avg. TDs Lg
Murray State 20 135 6.8 3 26
Ball State 31 158 5.1 1 19
Cincinnati 28 231 8.3 1 29
Michigan 22 88 4.0 1 34
Ohio State 32 161 5.0 4 46
Minnesota 25 80 3.2 1 16
Indiana 17 167 9.8 2 69
Michigan State 34 214 6.3 2 51
Northwestern 35 162 4.6 2 24
Purdue 32 222 6.9 1 41
Iowa 27 216 8.0 1 38
Totals 303 1,834 6.1 19 69

1998 Season

Opponent Att. Yds. Avg. TDs Lg
@San Diego State ----------- Did not play -----------
Ohio 20 111 5.6 3 18
UNLV 13 108 8.3 0 31
Northwestern 22 168 7.6 1 46
@Indiana 28 130 4.6 1 48
Purdue 33 127 3.8 1 11
@Illinois 39 190 4.9 3 20
@Iowa 39 164 4.2 1 21
Minnesota 35 133 3.8 1 23
@Michigan 16 53 3.3 0 10
Penn State 23 95 4.1 0/TD> 22
UCLA 27 246* 9.1 4 54
Totals 295 1,525 5.2 15 54

1997 Season

Opponent Att. Yds. Avg. TDs Lg
Syracuse 13 46 3.5 0 10
Boise State ----------- Did not play -----------
@San Jose State 20 254 12.7 3 80
San Diego State 26 145 5.6 4 33
Indiana 34 202 5.9 2 35
@Northwestern 25 93 3.7 2 22
Illinois 28 207 7.4 2 66
@Purdue 26 141 5.4 1 13
@Minnesota 40 183 4.6 1 17
Iowa 7 24 3.4 0 6
Michigan ----------- Did not play -----------
@Penn State 30 126 4.2 0 18
Georgia 14 36* 2.6 0 15
Totals 263 1,457 5.5 15 80

1996 Season

Opponent Att. Yds. Avg. TDs Lg
Eastern Michigan 8 53 6.6 1 23
@UNLV 13 90 6.9 1 15
Stanford 12 75 6.3 0 17
Penn State 23 129 5.4 2 50
@Ohio State 21 65 3.1 0 11
Northwestern 28 139 5.0 1 21
@Michigan State 15 81 5.4 0 19
Purdue 30 244 8. 2 37
Minnesota 50 297 5.9 3 27
@Iowa 17 62 3.6 0 17
@Illinois 41 289 7.0 4 54
@Hawaii 36 339 9.4 4 71
Utah 30 246* 8.2 3 40
Totals 325 2,109 6.5 21 71

* Bowl game yardage does not count towards the NCAA rushing yards record.

Single-game Bests

  • Attempts: 50 vs. Minnesota, 1996
  • Yards: 339 vs. Hawaii, 1996
  • Average: 12.7 vs. San Jose State, 1997
  • TDs: 4, in five games (MR: at Ohio St., 1999)
  • Long run: 80 vs. San Jose State, 1997