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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Points

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Since 1956

Season Player Pts School
2015 Derrick Henry 168 Alabama
2014 Jay Ajayi* 192 Boise State
  Melvin Gordon* 192 Wisconsin
2013 Kapri Bibbs* 186 Colorado State
  Keenan Reynolds* 186 Navy
2012 Kenneth Dixon 168 Louisiana Tech
2011 Montee Ball* 234 Wisconsin
2010 Dan Bailey* 149 Oklahoma State
2009 Toby Gerhart* 168 Stanford
2008 Jeff Wolfert* 133 Missouri
2007 Kevin Smith* 180 Central Florida
2006 Ian Johnson* 150 Boise State
2005 Lendale White* 156 Southern California
2004 Tyler Jones* 141 Boise State
2003 Cedric Benson* 132 Texas
  Larry Fitzgerald* 132 Pittsburgh
  Steven Jackson* 132 Oregon State
  Tyler Jones* 132 Boise State
2002 Brock Forsey* 192 Boise State
2001 Luke Staley 168 Brigham Young
2000 Lee Suggs 168 Virginia Tech
1999 Shaun Alexander 144 Alabama
1998 Troy Edwards 186 Louisiana Tech
1997 Skip Hicks* 156 UCLA
  Randy Moss* 156 Marshall
1996 Corey Dillon 138 Washington
1995 Eddie George* 150 Ohio State
1994 Rashaan Salaam 144 Colorado
1993 Marshall Faulk 144 San Diego State
1992 Garrison Hearst 126 Georgia
1991 Marshall Faulk 138 San Diego State
  Desmond Howard* 138 Michigan
1990 Roman Anderson 115 Houston
1989 Anthony Thompson 150 Indiana
1988 Barry Sanders 234 Oklahoma State
1987 Paul Hewitt 144 San Diego State
1986 Steve Bartalo 114 Colorado State
1985 Bernard White 114 Bowling Green State
1984 Keith Byars* 144 Ohio State
1983 Mike Rozier 174 Nebraska
1982 Greg Allen 126 Florida State
1981 Marcus Allen* 138 Southern California
1980 Sammy Winder 120 Southern Mississippi
1979 Billy Sims 132 Oklahoma
1978 Billy Sims 120 Oklahoma
1977 Earl Campbell 114 Texas
1976 Tony Dorsett 138 Pittsburgh
  Terry Miller* 138 Oklahoma State
1975 Pete Johnson* 156 Ohio State
1974 Keith Barnette 132 Boston College
1973 J.J. Jennings 126 Rutgers
1972 Champ Henson* 120 Ohio State
1971 Terry Metcalf 174 Long Beach State
  Lydell Mitchell 174 Penn State
1970 Don McCauley* 144 North Carolina
1969 Howie Williams 174 Stanford
1968 O.J. Simpson* 138 Southern California
1967 Leroy Keyes 114 Purdue
1966 Lee Jones 96 Buffalo
1965 Dave Alexander 108 East Carolina
1964 Brian Piccolo 102 Wake Forest
1963 Darryl Hill 90 Maryland
1962 Cotton Clark 90 Alabama
  Preacher Pilot 90 New Mexico State
1961 Pete Pedro 126 West Texas A&M
1960 Bob Gaiters 138 New Mexico State
1959 Pervis Atkins 96 New Mexico State
1958 Dick Bass 96 Pacific
1957 Leon Burton 96 Arizona State
1956 Clendon Thomas 102 Oklahoma