- Andrea Adelson, ESPN Staff Writer
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Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore has done so much during his Broncos career, from going to a BCS game to becoming a Heisman finalist to throwing for over 3,000 yards in each of his first three seasons as a starter.
But perhaps there is no better measure for what he has meant to his team than the mark he is in line to get Saturday at UNLV. Moore is set to pass former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy as the all-time NCAA career wins leader, with 46 victories. The No. 5 Broncos are 41-point favorites and are expected to dominate once again.
"I think the No. 1 stat that most coaches and most people care about is the wins or losses," Boise State coach Chris Petersen said. "Sometimes they're not always how you draw them up, but at the end of the day that's probably the most important stat."
Moore, who epitomizes the word humble, has never missed a game in his Boise State career. He said this in July about getting the record: "The victories record is a special one just because that comes with more than just me. I’m smart enough to recognize if I can do that, then George Iloka would probably be the winningest safety. Thomas Byrd would love to be the winningest center. There’s been a lot of guys involved in that run. I think that would be pretty neat.”
Here is a by-the-numbers look at Moore during his winning run:
First win: Aug. 30, 2008 -- 49-7 over Idaho State. Moore went 14-of-19 for 274 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. The Associated Press game story noted, "Becoming the first freshman to start in the season opener for the Broncos, the left-handed Moore used his quick release and rifle arm to complete 14 of 19 passes and no interceptions."
Losses: 2. TCU in 2009 and Nevada in 2010.
300-yard passing games: 13. Included in there: one 500-yard day against Hawaii last season, and two 400-yard games. Only Ryan Dinwiddie (four) had more in school history.
Total career touchdown passes: 123. That ranks No. 4 on the NCAA career passing touchdown list. He needs nine to pass Colt Brennan (Hawaii 2004-07) for third place.
Multiple TD games: 40. Included are 28 games with three or more, eight with four or more and four with five scoring passes. Moore has thrown for multiple touchdowns in 20 straight games.
Total career interceptions: 24.
Multiple INT games: 3.
26: Number of games in which he completed over 70 percent of his passes.
Five: Number of games in which he completed over 80 percent of his passes. Two came this season: Georgia (82.4 percent) and Colorado State (87.6 percent).
101.6: Worst career passer rating, against Nevada earlier this year in a 30-10 win. Moore went 19-of-33 for 142 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. It was the only game this season he completed less than 70 percent of his passes.
250: Best career passer rating, against San Jose State last year in a 48-0 win. Moore was 14-of-16 for 231 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.