Dec. 24, 2006
Brennan, 33-of-42 for 559 yards, threw a 7-yard scoring pass to Ryan Grice-Mullen on the Warriors' second series of the second half to break the previous mark of 54 set by
Grice-Mullen grabbed the ball with one hand, made a move and leaped across the goal line for the touchdown that gave
After throwing the pass, Brennan hugged coach June Jones and waved No. 1 as teammates lifted the junior into the air and the crowd of 40,623 cheered wildly. Brennan tied the record with his 54th TD pass on the previous series on a 38-yard pass to a wide open Jason Rivers.
Rivers also caught a 79-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 308 yards on 14 catches.
Brennan finished the season with 5,549 yards to become just the third quarterback in college history with 5,000 yards and 50 TDs in a season, joining Klingler and Texas Tech's B.J. Symons.
Brennan and Grice-Mullen also connected on a 41-yard pass play down the middle for Brennan's 56th TD pass of the season with 2:14 left in the third quarter. Brennan then threw a 21-yard scoring pass to a crossing Davone Bess, giving