Illinois running back Howard Griffith rushed for eight touchdowns Saturday in a 56-21 victory over Southern Illinois to break a 39-year-old NCAA record.

Griffith scored on runs of 5, 51, 7, 41, 5, 18, 5 and 3 yards.Griffith's eight touchdowns broke the NCAA record of seven set by Mississippi's Arnold "Showboat" Boykin on Dec. 1, 1951, against Mississippi State.