HONOLULU -- Hawaii's Colt Brennan broke the NCAA
single-season record for touchdown passes Sunday, throwing three in
the third quarter and two in the fourth in the Hawaii Bowl to push
his total to 58.
Brennan threw a 7-yard pass to Ryan Grice-Mullen on the
Warriors' second series of the second half to break the mark of 54
set by Houston's David Klingler in 1990, also against the Sun
Grice-Mullen grabbed the ball with one hand, made a move and
leaped across the goal line for the touchdown that gave Hawaii a
After throwing the pass, Brennan hugged coach June Jones and
waved No. 1 as teammates lifted him into the air and the crowd cheered
The Warriors coasted to a 41-24 win.
He tied the record with his 54th on the previous series on a
38-yard pass to a wide open Jason Rivers.
Brennan and Grice-Mullen connected again 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 Hawaii a 34-24 lead with 5:16 left in the fourth
He put the game out of reach with a 80-yard TD strike to Rivers late in the fourth and went over 500 yards passing in the process.
The Western Athletic Conference offensive player of the year
reached the milestone in his 14th game, while Klingler's 54 TD
throws came in 11 games and before 2002, when bowl stats didn't
But Brennan did not play the fourth quarter in seven games this
Brennan already owns the NCAA record for most TD passes in two
He entered the game, leading the nation in six categories
including TD passes, passing yards, total offense, passing
efficiency, points responsible for and completion percentage.
With his second completion of the game, Brennan become 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.