Throughout the season, I’ll keep track of how Colt Brennan is doing in his assault on the record books. His name is already scattered throughout the passing section, and is bound to find its way in there countless more times this season. By the end of the year, he’ll likely own every major passing record -- both single season and career.
This page will be updated weekly, but won’t move from this spot, so bookmark it and check back every Sunday or Monday for an update.
Week 3 Notables: Brennan continued to slip in the passing touchdown department, going from 6 in Week 1 to 4 in Week 2 to 2 this week against UNLV. He did however run for a career-high 3 touchdowns and now has 116 total touchdowns (passing+rushing+receiving). The career NCAA record is 135 by Ty Detmer. HOWEVER (and this is a big however), barring a scoring change, he finished with just 298 passing yards, ending his streak of 300 yard games at 14, 10 shy of the NCAA record. He did break the record by throwing for at least 200 yards in his 29th straight game, but that’s considerably less impressive. Still, the record watch is on.
Week 2 Notables: Brennan got an overtime period to work with, giving him a chance to throw another touchdown -- which gave him 10 for the season and 103 for his career. Brennan also racked up his 3rd career 500-yard game. Unfortunately, the NCAA record book doesn’t list a record for most career 500-yard games (they do have a listing for most career 400-yard games, which Brennan already owned entering the season). Brennan has now had at least 400 yards in 8 straight games.
Career Records Within Reach
Has Record Needs
Passing Yards (3 yrs) 11,112 13,779 2,667
Comp pct (1,000 att) 71.2 68.2 N/A*
Passing Touchdowns 105 121 16
TD Responsibility 116 135 19
Consecutive gms w/ TD 29 35 6
* For record, player must have completed career
Single-Season Record Watch
Thru 3 Projected Record
Passing Yards 1,262 5,469 5,833
Passing TD 12 52 58*
TD Responsibility 16 69 63*
Completions 103 446 479
Comp pct 77.4 77.4 73.6
Efficiency Rating 185.41 185.41 186.0
Lowest Int pct 0.75% 0.75% 0.74%
*- Record already held by Colt Brennan
NOTE: Projections based on 13-game schedule (including bowl game)