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Most Passing Yards in a College Football Game


David Klingler

Houston's David Klingler holds the all-time NCAA record for most passing yards in a game.

(Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Geno Smith

West Virginia's Geno Smith threw for 656 yards against Baylor in 2012.

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In the best game of his outstanding college career, Houston's David Klinger threw for an incredible 716 yards during a 62-45 win over Arizona State in December of 1990.

The 716-yard passing performance remains the NCAA record for most passing yards in a game.

Below is the list of the top 10 single-game passing performances in college football history.

David Klingler, Houston (vs. Arizona State.) Dec. 2, 1990 716 yards
Matt Vogler, TCU (vs. Houston) Nov. 3, 1990 690 yards
B.J. Symons, Texas Tech (vs. Mississippi). Sept. 27, 2003 661 yards
Geno Smith, West Virginia (vs. Baylor) Nov. 8, 1980 656 yards
Graham Harrell, Texas Tech (vs. Oklahoma State) Sept. 22, 2007 646 yards
Cody Hodges, Texas Tech (vs. Kansas State) 643 yards
Brian Lindgren, Idaho (vs. Middle Tennessee State) Oct. 6, 2001 637 yards
Scott Mitchell, Utah (vs. Air Force) Oct. 15, 1988 631 yards
Jeremy Leach, New Mexico (vs. Utah) Nov. 11, 1989 622 yards
Dave Wilson, Illinois (vs. Ohio) Nov. 8, 1980 621 yards

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