Eureka (IL) College QB Sam Durley set an NCAA single-game record with 736 yards passing on Saturday. And he needed every one of them.
Durley’s record-breaking throw was a game-winning, 13-yard TD pass to Jake Bane with 20 seconds remaining, surpassing the old record of 731 set by Menlo (CA) College’s Zamir Amin in 2000 and sending the Red Devils to a 62–55 win over Knox (IL) College. His final stats: 34-52, 736 yards and five touchdowns.
“I thought maybe high 300s,” Durley told The Pantagraph after the game when asked how many passing yards he thought he had. “We were so focused on driving down the field and getting the win.”
Only 900 fans were on hand to see Durley’s NCAA record. If a record falls but fewer than 1,000 people are there to see it, does it still count?
We’re kidding, of course it counts. Kudos to Durley.