Curtis Brown becomes BYU career rushing leader

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Curtis Brown became the leading rusher in Brigham Young history with a 49-yard touchdown run in the first quarter for the No. 23 Cougars against New Mexico on Saturday.

Brown needed 38 yards entering the game to tie Jamal Willis' school record of 2,970 yards, set from 1991-94.

Brown gained one yard on his first carry, then on a second down from the New Mexico 49, he sprung up the middle and ran untouched to the end zone with 12:53 left in the first quarter.

Brown, a senior playing in his final home game, stood on the Cougars' bench after the extra point and was waving his arms to pump up the fans while they heard over the loudspeaker that he had passed Willis.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APTV-11-18-06 1534MST

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