On Sept. 16, 2016, then-junior running back Kalen Ballage ran into the NCAA record book in a shootout against Texas Tech. Ballage put on a show in front of the home crowd and tied the FBS single-game touchdown record with eight total touchdowns.
The record was set in 1990 by Griffith Howard who played fullback for the University of Illinois. No other player at any level of college football has scored more than eight touchdowns in one game, according to ESPN.
Kalen Ballage (@FootballASU): 8 touchdowns! Ties FBS record for TD in a game vs a major-college opponent— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 11, 2016
Ballage scored his eighth and final touchdown on a 75-yard run with 9:11 left in the fourth quarter as he helped carry the Sun Devils to a 68-55 victory.
ASU's Kalen Ballage ties an NCAA record with 8 touchdowns, a mark he shares with Howard Griffith of Illinois.— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) September 11, 2016
Arizona State's Kalen Ballage tied Howard Griffith's FBS record for most touchdowns in a game (8).— Illini Stats & Notes (@IlliniStats) September 11, 2016