Irish running back Jonas Gray has 502 yards rushing this season on just 63 carries--that's an average of 7.97 yards per carry, which is one of the top marks in the country. That average also threatens a longstanding Notre Dame school record held by George Gipp (yes, 'the Gipper'), who averaged more than eight yards per carry in 1920:
At the top of that list is the legendary Gipp, his 8.1 yards per carry in 1920 still the school season standard with a minimum of 100 attempts. If Gray continues at his current rate of eight carries a game, he will need more than 351 yards over the final five outings to eclipse Gipp. The real point is that it's even a discussion.
If Gray does in fact push his per-carry average past Gipp's, he probably owes his offensive line a meal or three.
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