PULLMAN, Wash. - Phillip Lindsay has already earned a place among the all-time greatest players in Colorado football history.

On Saturday night, he did something no CU player has ever done, becoming the first to record back-to-back seasons of over 1,000 rushing yards.

Coming into Saturday's game against Washington State at Martin Stadium, Lindsay needed just five yards to hit the 1,000-yard mark, and he reached it early in the first quarter against the Cougars.

Lindsay joined Eric Bieniemy as the only Buffs to have two 1,000-yard seasons, with Bieniemy hitting the milestone in 1988 and 1990.

Lindsay, who rushed for 1,189 yards last season, has rushed for 1,093 yards through eight games this season. He had 98 yards on 29 carries against the Cougars.

Earlier this season, Lindsay became CU's all-time leader in all-purpose yards and was the first to reach the 5,000-yard mark in that category. He also set a new CU record for career receptions by a running back, becoming the first with over 100 catches.

With four games to play after Saturday, Lindsay is third on CU's career rushing chart, behind Bieniemy (3,940) and Rodney Stewart (3,598).

Lindsay is also sixth in CU history in scoring - third among non-kickers - with 210 points.

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33.


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