Sam Durley throws for 736 yards
Division III Eureka (Ill.) College quarterback Sam Durley set an NCAA single-game mark with 736 passing yards Saturday in his team's 62-55 come-from-behind win against Knox.
The senior, who finished 34 for 52 with five touchdowns, topped the previous mark of 731 yards, which was set by Division III Menlo College (Atherton, Calif.) quarterback Zamir Amin on Oct. 7, 2000.
Two of Durley's scores came in the final two minutes of the game and completed a run of 17 unanswered points by the Red Devils. The record-breaking throw came with 20 seconds remaining when Durley hit Jake Bane on a 13-yard touchdown pass.
Houston's David Klingler holds the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision single-game passing record with 716 yards against Arizona State in 1990.
In addition to the NCAA record, Durley also set school records for all-time passing yardage (6,095), attempts (792) and touchdowns (48).
Eureka racked up 821 yards of total offense, which broke the previous school record of 744.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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