NCAA Football: Most Passing Yards by a Quarterback in a Game Since 2000

Michigan’s Devin Gardner threw for 503 yards today in a shootout defeat of Indiana, 63-47. That’s the most yards ever thrown by a Michigan quarterback in a game. Hard to believe. In all of those seasons – and winning seasons – no Wolverine QB ever threw for over 500 yards in a game.

Anyway, those 503 yards? That’s nothing. How about 600 yards? Six quarterbacks have thrown as much just since 2000, led by Texas Tech’s B.J. Symons who threw for a whopping 661.

Current New York Jets QB, Geno Smith, threw for 656 himself, in second.

These are the top 20 college football quarterbacks with the most passing yards in a game since 2000.

Thanks to sports-reference.com.

QUARTERBACK PASSING YARDS SCHOOL  H/A AGAINST DATE
1. B.J. Symons 661 Texas Tech @ Mississippi Sep. 27, 2003
2. Geno Smith 656 West Virginia   Baylor Sep. 29, 2012
3. Graham Harrell 646 Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State Sep. 22, 2007
4. Cody Hodges 643 Texas Tech   Kansas State Oct. 15, 2005
5. Brian Lindgren 637 Idaho @ Middle Tennessee State Oct. 6, 2001
6. Daniel Meager 601 North Texas @ Southern Methodist Sep. 8, 2007
7. B.J. Symons 586 Texas Tech @ North Carolina State Sep. 20, 2003
8. Nick Florence 581 Baylor @ West Virginia Sep. 29, 2012
9. David Piland 580 Houston   Louisiana Tech Sep. 8, 2012
10. Stephen Morris 566 Miami (FL)   North Carolina State Sep. 29, 2012
11. Bryant Moniz 560 Hawaii   San Jose State Nov. 20, 2010
12. Colt Brennan 559 Hawaii   Arizona State Dec. 24, 2006
12. Case Keenum 559 Houston   Southern Mississippi Oct. 31, 2009
14. Brian Brohm 555 Louisville   Syracuse Sep. 22, 2007
15. Landry Jones 554 Oklahoma @ West Virginia Nov. 17, 2012
16. B.J. Symons 552 Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State Oct. 18, 2003
17. Colt Brennan 548 Hawaii @ Louisiana Tech Sep. 8, 2007
17. Alex Carder 548 Western Michigan @ Toledo Nov. 8, 2011
19. Curtis Painter 546 Purdue NEUT Central Michigan Dec. 26, 2007
20. Colt Brennan 545 Hawaii @ San Jose State Oct. 12, 2007

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