For The Record
College football's record book full of the unbelievable and even breakable
June 6, 2007
By Adam Caparell
Adam is CSTV.com's football editor and national football writer.
The old saying goes records are made to be broken. But there are always exceptions to the rules.
The 2006 college football season saw some record breaking performances, like Colt Brennan's 58 passing touchdowns, but could we see a few more fall as well in 2007? Quite possibly after a read over of the encyclopedia that is the Official NCAA Divisions I-A (BCS) and I-AA (FCS) Football Records Book. Scan its 592 pages and you'll find a few records that could fall this fall, a record that will fall and some that seem to be rock-solid safe.
Have Fun Trying: Records That Won't Be Broken
Most Passes Attempted In A Quarter
Record: Jason Davis, UNLV vs.
Chances of It Being Broken: Slim. Graham Harrell, last year's leader in pass attempts threw the football 617 times last year in 13 games for, if you didn't already know, Texas Tech and Mike Leach's pass-happy offense. That means Harrell averaged 47 passes per game, nearly 32 completions per game and roughly 11 attempts per quarter.
There are guys out there whose arms would fall off if they threw 41 balls in a game, let alone in a quarter. And the record for a game? Drew Brees threw 83 times in Purdue's 31-24 loss to
Most Points Scored In A Season
Record: 234 by
Chances of It Being Broken: Practically Unthinkable.
Fewest Points Allowed Per Game
Record: 0 by Western Michigan in six games in 1922, Duke in nine games in 1938 and Tennessee in 10 games in 1939.
Chances of It Being Broken: Zero. Virginia Tech led the nation in scoring defense last season, giving up an average of only 11 points per game. And that's with four shutouts. But it doesn't even come close to the futility teams felt at the hands of the Blue Devils and the Vols in the first few years of the modern era.
Highest Scoring Tie-Game:
Chances of It Being Broken: What are the chances of the NCAA changing the rules to bring back tie games?
Going Down: A Record That's Bound To be Broken
Most Touchdown Passes In A Season
Chances of It Being Broken: Bet The Bank. As long as Brennan stays healthy, he's going to have plenty upon plenty upon plenty of opportunities to throw the ball in
The Others: Some Records That May Live In Infamy
Most Safeties In A Game: 5 by Wake Forest in 2001.
Highest Scoring Game of All-Time/Most Lopsided Victory of All-Time: Georgia Tech 222,
Longest Average Distance Field Goals Made In Season: 50.9 by Jason Hanson of Washington State in 1991.