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Sunday October 21, 2012 On this date in Gators history: Oct. 21, 1989

Emmitt Junior tailback Emmitt Smith rushed for a school-record 316 yards in a 27-21 homecoming defeat of New Mexico.

Smith carried 31 times, averaging 10.2 per tote (also a UF mark), and broke the previous single-game record of 224 yards that he set as a freshman in an upset win at Alabama two seasons earlier. 

Of the six times in UF history a tailback has eclipsed the 200-yard mark, Smith accounted for half those efforts. 






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