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Colorado running back Phillip Lindsay, right, looks for room to run against Oregon State on Saturday.

Running back Phillip Lindsay jumped to third on CU’s career rushing list, with 3,228 yards.

On Saturday, Lindsay passed the late, great Rashaan Salaam, who had 3,057 yards and won CU’s only Heisman Trophy, in 1994.

“Rashaan Salaam was a great running back,” Lindsay said. “The things that man did, I can’t compete with him right now. He did what he had to do, and I’m trying to do what he did.

Lindsay needs 371 yards to pass Rodney Stewart for second, and he would need a sensational final five games to catch leader Eric Bieniemy. Lindsay is 712 yards behind Bieniemy.

With two more touchdowns, Lindsay also became just the seventh player in CU history to reach 200 career points scored (210), and just the fourth non-kicker to do it.

Rare score

In the second quarter, CU’s Steven Montez became just the fifth quarterback in program history to catch a touchdown pass, when he hauled in an 11-yard pass from receiver Bryce Bobo.

“He put it right on my mitts and kind of made it pretty hard to drop it,” Montez said.

Montez is the first CU quarterback to catch a touchdown pass since Sefo Liufau on Nov. 8, 2014, at Arizona. The only other quarterbacks with touchdown receptions are David Williams (twice), Craig Ochs and Tyler Hansen.

This is the seventh season in a row that a CU quarterback has caught at least one pass.

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