According to ESPN Stats and Info, four all-time FBS records were either set or tied in a wild college football Saturday.
Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday finished with 557 yards passing in the Cougars’ 62-38 loss to No. 2 Oregon on Saturday night. More importantly for our purposes here, he went 58-of-89 – yes 89 – attempts. He had 4 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. The 89 attempts set a new FBS record, and the 58 completions tied the FBS record.
Mike Leach’s high-flying offense ran the ball a total of 12 times in the game.
BYU ran 115 plays on offense in their game against Houston which tied the FBS record. BYU — coincidentally also the Cougars — was the polar opposite of Washington State, running the ball 71 times in their 47-46 victory. They also threw it 44 times.
Quarterback Taysom Hill accounted for 78 of those plays, throwing for 417 yards and four scores on 29-of-44 passing, and rushing 34 times for 128 yards.
Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch set a new FBS record after he rushed for 316 yards in the 23rd-ranked Huskies 38-17 victory over Central Michigan. Interestingly, the record was held by another Northern Illinois quarterback — Stacey Robinson — and was previously set in 1990 when he rushed for 308 yards against Fresno State.
Another record that stood out today was Michigan wide receiver Jeremy Gallon’s 369 receiving yards in the Wolverines 63-47 victory over Indiana.
While not an FBS record, it is a new Big-Ten record.
Congrats to all.