Monday, January 26, 2009
Over the next week and a half I'll be charting out the progressions of some of the Super Bowl Records. Why? Because we all want to learn.
The Super Bowl Rushing TD record is pretty simple. The record was set in Super Bowl I when Elijah Pitts had two touchdowns. This record lasted for 31 years. Along the way it was tied by Larry Csonka (VIII), Pete Banaszak (XI), Franco Harris (XIV), Marcus Allen (XVIII), Jim McMahon (XX), Timmy Smith (XXII), Tom Rathman (XXIV), Gerald Riggs (XXVI), and Emmitt Smith (XXVIII & XXX). The record was finally topped by Terrell Davis in the Broncos upset over the Packers in Super Bowl XXXII when he had three touchdowns and took home the MVP.
If you're looking for a deciding factor in the Super Bowl than the rushing touchdown record is a goto predictor. Each time the record was either set or twice by a player, his team went on to hold up the Lombardi trophy.
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