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Posted: January 14, 1974

Super Bowl VIII MVP: Larry Csonka wire reports

Larry Csonka

Powerful running back Larry Csonka powered Miami to its second consecutive Super Bowl championship, a 24-7 victory over Minnesota. Csonka carried the ball 33 times for 145 yards, a Super Bowl record at the time. The Dolphins' rushing attack so controlled the game that quarterback Bob Griese attempted only 7 passes.

Csonka's 5-yard touchdown run in the first quarter capped off a 62-yard drive and opened the scoring for the Dolphins. Ahead 17-0 in the third quarter, Miami put the game away on Csonka's 2-yard run.