FBS Record Belongs To Connor Halliday, Patrick Mahomes

Published on November 22nd, 2020 12:10 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

The record for most passing yards in a college game belongs to... October 22nd, 2016 was a great day for Patrick Mahomes.

Not only did Mahomes pass for 734 yards against Oklahoma, tying the FBS record for most passing yards in a game (Connor Halliday held the record by himself for two years prior to that), though he also drew the attention of many NFL teams as a result of his performance. The Kansas City Chiefs were particularly enthralled by what they saw, and the rest is history.

In total, Mahomes had a total of 819 yards, which is also a record.

Here are some of the highlights from the game:

Connor Halliday, who would go undrafted, would play with the Washington Redskins for a year before heading to the CFL.

Here are the highlights of Connor Halliday's performance:


Taylor Heinicke of Old Dominion has the FCS record of 730 passing yards in one game.

Here are highlights of Heinicke's performance against New Hampshire on September 22nd, 2012:


The Division II record for passing yards in a game is held by J.J. Harp, who tossed for 695 yards in a September 12th, 2009 game between Eastern New Mexico and Southeastern Oklahoma.

J.J. Harp would attempt an astonishing 94 passes in the game.


The record for passing yards in ANY college football game belongs to Sam Durley, who passed for 736 yards in a Division III game between Eureka and Knox (IL) on September 1st, 2012.

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