ATLANTA — Anthony Allen was just trying to be modest.
Putting on his best sheepish grin, he tried to avoid talking too much about a certain September night three years ago.
“I remember it to an extent,” the Georgia Tech running back said Tuesday afternoon, trying to stay within humble character.
But minutes later, he was called out by his own teammate.
“Get out of here with that,” Yellow Jackets A-back Roddy Jones jokingly shouted at Allen.
According to Jones, Allen doesn’t just remember “to an extent” the night he rushed for 275 yards and eclipsed a nearly 30-year-old school record. He remembers it like it happened yesterday.
“He talks about it all the time,” Jones said. “I know the whole story.”
The story is that just two games into his second season at Louisville, Allen, then a Cardinals tailback who would transfer to Georgia Tech at the end of that 2007 season, carried the ball 35 times in an historic 275-yard rushing outing in one of college football’s wildest shootouts. Combined, the teams had more than 1,200 yards of total offense, with Louisville having 723 yards of total offense alone, and quarterback Brian Brohm passing for more than 400 yards.
And who was the team his Cardinals were facing that night? It was Middle Tennessee State......
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