Only four players have scored at least six non-passing touchdowns in a single SEC game.

Auburn’s Tre Mason, you may think? Alabama’s Shaun Alexander? South Carolina’s Sidney Rice?

None of them managed six touchdowns in a single game. Not all these names are recognizable, but their performances will remain a part of SEC history for decades to come.


The thick-legged Boykin, sometimes called The Mississippi Showboat, singlehandedly crushed rival Mississippi State, 49-7, in a demoralizing 1951 meeting.

Boykin, a fullback, dealt with nagging knee problems throughout his college career. Healthy on at least one Saturday — Dec. 2, 1951 — he ran for an SEC- and NCAA-record seven touchdowns. Remarkably, he was just as likely to score as to be tackled on the playing field during his 14 carries, which he took for 187 yards.

Boykin, a native of Greenville, Miss., scored on runs of 85, 20, 14, 12, 14, 1 and 4 yards. At the time, Boykin’s 42 points in a single game represented an NCAA record, eventually broken by Jim Brown.


Madre Hill, a promising running back from Little Rock, Ark., enjoyed several nice moments during the ’95 season. The true sophomore finished with 1,387 rushing yards before tearing his ACL in the SEC championship game against Florida.

None compared to the home opener against South Carolina on Sept. 9, 1995. Hill plowed to a team-record six rushing touchdowns in a 51-21 win, mostly fighting through goal line traffic with his powerful body.

A first-team All-SEC player that year, Hill did not play again until ’98. He missed ’96 with that torn ACL and then tore his ACL in the other knee, costing him ’97. Eventually Hill became a seventh-round pick and enjoyed a short NFL career. But big Gamecocks fans on the wrong side of 30 may never forget the day he trounced head coach Brad Scott’s defense.


Williams earned every letter of his nickname on a 72-yard tackle-breaking touchdown romp in the early minutes, one of the all-time great highlights for Auburn running backs.

By halftime, the junior had rushed for five touchdowns, the type of scoring bonanza even Bo Jackson never managed. The Tigers, which crushed Mississippi State, 45-13, gave Williams the ball just twice in the second half — and he scored once, becoming the third SEC player ever to reach six touchdowns in a single game.

Brandon Jacobs added 182 rushing yards during the game as well.

“Cadillac” finished the season with 1,307 rushing yards, but his 15-carry, 161-yard effort on Oct. 18, 2003, was the most explosive performance of his career in college or in the NFL.


Urban Meyer’s only post-Tim Tebow season at the University of Florida featured a talent drain, especially on offense. The Gators finished 43rd in the country in scoring offense, averaging fewer than 30 points per game after scoring 43.6 just two years prior.

The highlight of the season came in the fourth game of a 4-0 start. Ranked No. 9 in the country, Florida waxed Kentucky, 48-10, behind a special performance by Trey Burton.

The 6-foot-2, 222-pound freshman eventually became a decent, not great tight end, entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2014. But he seemed destined for much more on Sept. 25, 2010.

Lining up at quarterback, receiver and tight end, Burton terrorized the Wildcats in the red zone, ironically, out of the Wildcat — scoring on runs of 11, 10, 9, 3 and 7 yards with many of the same plays that Tebow utilized the year before. He also caught an 11-yard touchdown pass.