Ibrahim Named Semifinalist for Doak Walker Award

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Ibrahim Named Semifinalist for Doak Walker Award


University of Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award today by the SMU Athletic Forum. The award is presented annually to the top running back in college football.


This is the second time that Ibrahim has been named a semifinalist, as he also received the honor in 2020, when he was named Big Ten Running Back of the Year.

Ibrahim, who has played in 10 games this year, leads the nation in rushing touchdowns (19), rushing yards per game (152.4) and ranks second in rushing yards (1,524).

Ibrahim was named a semifinalist two days after he rushed for a career-high 263 yards and one touchdown against Iowa. His 263 yards were the fourth highest in program history and the most since Chris Darkins' program record of 294 against Purdue in 1995. It was also the most rushing yards against Iowa since Northern Illinois' Leshon Johnson's 306 yards in 1993.

Ibrahim has rushed for 100 yards in 19 straight games, which is the longest by any FBS player since 2000, and he has also rushed for a touchdown in 11 consecutive games.

On Saturday, Ibrahim passed Gary Russell (18 in 2005) for Minnesota's single-season rushing touchdown record with 19. Ibrahim and Russell are now tied for Minnesota's single-season records for total touchdowns (19) and points scored (114). Ibrahim also passed Darrell Thompson (23 during 1986-89) for Minnesota's school record with 24 career 100-yard rushing games and extended his school single-season record to 10 games with at least 100 rushing yards.

This season, Ibrahim has rushed 277 times for 1,524 yards and 19 touchdowns. His rushing total this fall ranks second on Minnesota's single season list. He needs 103 yards to break David Cobb's 2014 school record total of 1,626 yards, while Ibrahim's rushing attempt total is tied for fifth most at Minnesota.

Ibrahim now has 824 rushes for 4,527 yards in 39 career games and needs 128 yards to pass Thompson (4,654 yards during 1986-89) for Minnesota's all-time rushing yards record. Ibrahim's average of 116.1 yards per game is on pace to break Laurence Maroney's school career record of 109.3 yards per game. Ibrahim's school-record 52 career rushing touchdowns ranks sixth in Big Ten history.

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Ibrahim deserves it, Corum will probably win it though since he plays on a team in the CFP hunt.
 

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Ibrahim Named Semifinalist for Doak Walker Award

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University of Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award today by the SMU Athletic Forum. The award is presented annually to the top running back in college football.


This is the second time that Ibrahim has been named a semifinalist, as he also received the honor in 2020, when he was named Big Ten Running Back of the Year.

Ibrahim, who has played in 10 games this year, leads the nation in rushing touchdowns (19), rushing yards per game (152.4) and ranks second in rushing yards (1,524).

Ibrahim was named a semifinalist two days after he rushed for a career-high 263 yards and one touchdown against Iowa. His 263 yards were the fourth highest in program history and the most since Chris Darkins' program record of 294 against Purdue in 1995. It was also the most rushing yards against Iowa since Northern Illinois' Leshon Johnson's 306 yards in 1993.

Ibrahim has rushed for 100 yards in 19 straight games, which is the longest by any FBS player since 2000, and he has also rushed for a touchdown in 11 consecutive games.

On Saturday, Ibrahim passed Gary Russell (18 in 2005) for Minnesota's single-season rushing touchdown record with 19. Ibrahim and Russell are now tied for Minnesota's single-season records for total touchdowns (19) and points scored (114). Ibrahim also passed Darrell Thompson (23 during 1986-89) for Minnesota's school record with 24 career 100-yard rushing games and extended his school single-season record to 10 games with at least 100 rushing yards.

This season, Ibrahim has rushed 277 times for 1,524 yards and 19 touchdowns. His rushing total this fall ranks second on Minnesota's single season list. He needs 103 yards to break David Cobb's 2014 school record total of 1,626 yards, while Ibrahim's rushing attempt total is tied for fifth most at Minnesota.

Ibrahim now has 824 rushes for 4,527 yards in 39 career games and needs 128 yards to pass Thompson (4,654 yards during 1986-89) for Minnesota's all-time rushing yards record. Ibrahim's average of 116.1 yards per game is on pace to break Laurence Maroney's school career record of 109.3 yards per game. Ibrahim's school-record 52 career rushing touchdowns ranks sixth in Big Ten history.

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Ibrahim deserves it, Corum will probably win it though since he plays on a team in the CFP hunt.
I think if Mo has both the most rushing yards and TDs then it might be tough to NOT vote for him; IIRC the las RB to lead the nation in both of those categories was Ricky Williams.
 



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Mo might have a fighter's chance if we threw the ball to him once in a while. Our aversion to the passing game could hurt Mo, at the margin.Screen Shot 2022-11-22 at 6.41.24 PM.png
 


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Mo might have a fighter's chance if we threw the ball to him once in a while. Our aversion to the passing game could hurt Mo, at the margin.View attachment 22023
If we passed more he’d have less carries. I’m not sure how less passing has hurt Mo. he leads the country in multiple key categories.
 

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With him sitting a game, his comeback from Achilles injury, and where he sits statistically it would be an absolute crime that he is not a finalist. In my opinion he should win due to what he’s meant to this team.
 






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