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Jamaal Williams breaks BYU’s career rushing record in double-overtime win over Miss. St.

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Harvey Unga had an up-close and personal look at someone taking his place in history.

Unga is an offensive graduate assistant at BYU.  He also happens to be the Cougars’ all-time leading rusher — or, at least he was.

Entering Friday night’s game against Mississippi State, current Cougar running back Jamaal Williams was 63 yards shy of breaking Unga’s record of 3,455 in a career that came to an unceremonious end after the 2009 season.  In the first overtime of what would turn into a double-overtime win over the Bulldogs, Williams ran for nine yards on a first down carry that also broke Unga’s mark and gave him the title of leading rusher in BYU history.

Williams, who overcame some off-field issues to break Unga’s mark, came into last night’s game second in the nation in rushing, and now has 942 yards on the ground on the season..