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Dalvin Cook breaks Warrick Dunn's FSU rushing record

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Florida State running back Dalvin Cook ran for 225 yards in a 45-14 win over Syracuse on Saturday, and in doing so, ran his name to the top of the school record book.

The star junior broke Warrick Dunn's school record for career yardage with a 41-yard run in the first quarter. Dunn, who amassed more than 10,000 career yards in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons, rushed for 3,959 yards over four seasons at FSU from 1993-1996; Cook needed less than three seasons to top him, finishing the Syracuse game with 4,166. It was Cook's fourth career 200-yard performance.

Cook will decide after the season whether to apply for early eligibility in the 2017 NFL Draft. One of the most talented rushers in college football, he's been compared to former Denver Broncos star Clinton Portis.

Cook also tied the FSU record for career rushing touchdowns (44) held by Greg Allen. With another rushing score next week against visiting rival Florida, Cook will hold the record alone.

For the season, the Miami native now has 1,467 yards on 242 carries with 17 touchdowns.

Another of FSU's top draft prospects, DE DeMarcus Walker, had a pair of sacks against the Orange, giving him 13 for the season.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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