Sam Durley dominated his division III football game this week when he threw 736 passing yards during Saturday’s game against Knox. Those passing yards were enough for Durley to claim the NCAA record for a single game.
Despite his huge effort at the quarterback position, his team was barely able to edge out Knox with a final score of 62-55.
Knox, who is a senior at Eureka College, ended the game with 34 for 52 passing which included five touchdowns.
The previous NCAA single-game record was by Division III Menlo College (California) quarterback Zamir Amin. Zamir threw for 731 years on October 7, 2000.
What is most surprising is the fact that Durley needed to score 17 unanswered points for the Red Devils, including two last minutes touchdowns, in order to secure the victory.
Sam Durley officially set the college football passing record with only 20 seconds remaining when he lobbed in a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jake Bane.
It was a great night for Sam Durley who not only managed to secure an NCAA record but also set several school records including all-time passing yardage (6,095) and all-time touchdowns (48)
The Eureka team finished the game with 821 yards of total offense, breaking the schools previous record of 744 yards.
With the team nearing the ever elusive 1,000 yard game and only managing to win by 7 points, you really have to question how awful their defense played to offset the brilliant passing of their all-star quarterback.