University of Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week today after rushing for a career-high 263 yards and one touchdown on 39 carries against Iowa. This is the second time that Ibrahim has received the honor in his career as he was also honored once in 2020.

His 263 yards led the nation last week and they were also the fourth highest in program history and the most since Chris Darkins’ program record of 294 against Purdue in 1995. It was also the most rushing yards against Iowa since Northern Illinois’ Leshon Johnson’s 306 yards in 1993.

Ibrahim also set a Huntington Bank Stadium record for rushing attempts (39), and his 263-yard effort was the most in stadium history for a Gophers player, topping David Cobb’s 220-yard performance versus Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 6, 2014.

Ibrahim, who has played in 10 games this year, leads the nation in rushing touchdowns (19), rushing yards per game (152.4) and ranks second in rushing yards (1,524).

Ibrahim has rushed for 100 yards in 19 straight games, which is the longest by any FBS player since 2000, and he has also rushed for a touchdown in 11 consecutive games.

On Saturday, Ibrahim passed Gary Russell (18 in 2005) for Minnesota’s single-season rushing touchdown record with 19. Ibrahim and Russell are now tied for Minnesota’s single-season records for total touchdowns (19) and points scored (114). Ibrahim also passed Darrell Thompson (23 during 1986-89) for Minnesota’s school record with 24 career 100-yard rushing games and extended his school single-season record to 10 games with at least 100 rushing yards.

This season, Ibrahim has rushed 277 times for 1,524 yards and 19 touchdowns. His rushing total this fall ranks second on Minnesota’s single season list. He needs 103 yards to break David Cobb’s 2014 school record total of 1,626 yards, while Ibrahim’s rushing attempt total is tied for fifth most at Minnesota.

Ibrahim now has 824 rushes for 4,527 yards in 39 career games and needs 128 yards to pass Thompson (4,654 yards during 1986-89) for Minnesota’s all-time rushing yards record. Ibrahim’s average of 116.1 yards per game is on pace to break Laurence Maroney’s school career record of 109.3 yards per game. Ibrahim’s school-record 52 career rushing touchdowns ranks sixth in Big Ten history.

(info and photo courtesy of Gopher Sports)

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