September 02, 2012

Division III quarterback throws for 736 yards, breaks record

Since pretty much everyone and their mother is running spread offenses in college football, it isn't too shocking that new passing records are set each week and this week, a division three quarterback by the name of Sam Durley set a new passing record.

In a game against Knox College, Durley had himself a game to remember:
Division III Eureka (Ill.) College's Sam Durley broke an NCAA record, throwing for 736 yards in a 62-55 win over Knox College.

The mark was previously held by Zamir Amin of Menlo College, who passed for 731 yards on Oct. 7, 2000 against Cal Lutheran.

Durley connected on 34 of 52 passes for five touchdowns including the game winner with twenty seconds to play
After the game was over Durley was shocked to find out that he was the new NCAA record-holder:
"I thought maybe high 300s," Durley said. "We were so focused on driving down the field and getting the win. They told me afterward and I was pretty speechless. It's definitely something that's pretty cool."

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