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Khalil Tate social media reactions after running wild against Colorado

It must rank as the most dominant individual offensive performance in Arizona history.

How could it not?

Khalil Tate broke the FBS record for most rushing yards in a game for a quarterback with his 327 on only 14 carries in Arizona’s 45-42 offensive slugfest victory at Colorado on Saturday night.

Tate also completed 11 of 12 passes — some of them critical completions to keep drives alive — for 142 yards and a touchdown without an interception. He did all this as a reserve who entered after starter Brandon Dawkins was hurt on an out-of-bounds tackle in Arizona’s first possession.

Tate’s rushing yards are second in school history behind Ka’Deem Carey’s 366, achieved also against Colorado, in 2012. Note that four of the top 10 performances have occurred in the six-year Rich Rodriguez era.


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Tate also ranks No. 5 in Pac-12 rushing yards in a game:

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With such a performance last night by Tate comes plenty of recognition and accolades. Here are some social media reactions that described Tate’s special night:

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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