ARLINGTON, Texas — Derrick Henry’s record season is not finished yet.
The Heisman Trophy-winning running back sat atop the SEC record books for rushing yards and rushing touchdowns entering Thursday’s Cotton Bowl.
With no players left to chase, he hit a huge milestone — 2,000 yards rushing in a single season.
No SEC running back had ever reached that mark before Henry during the second quarter against Michigan State. His next rushing touchdown (No. 24) will break a three-way tie between Henry, former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and former Auburn running back Tre Mason.
Henry had nine carries for 30 yards at the 8:23 mark of the second quarter, giving him 2,016 rushing yards on the season.