First player to 200/200 twice in a regular season in FBS. Wow. It took him 5 games as a starter. So how many more can he get this year?
NCAA record for Denard
Not just in a season. In a career!
Yeah the record is now at 2 games 200/200 in a CAREER. He can at least triple that.
Thanks for breaking the great news!
Denard = the great one
And to think he has 2 more years after this one!
makes it look so easy too.
He would win the heisman this year if we can get to at least 9 wins. No QB in the modern era with less then 9 has won it *(tebow as a soph won 8)*
I think if we beat tuos in the finale, it's his....
Florida went 9-3 in the regular season the year Tebo won. Then they lost in Meechigan to end the year 9-4. HAIL
Denard has rushed for 905 yards in 5 games for an average of 181 yards a game.
The NCAA single-season record for rushing yards by a quarterback is 1,494 yards (Beau Morgan, Air Force, 1996).
If Denard plays all remaining seven regular-season games this season he only has to average 84.1 yards a game to eclipse that record.
As a sophomore.
So everyone, PLEASE stop complaining about this team and enjoy one of the most remarkable athletic performances we will ever see in our lives!
He will post a 300/200 game (which has never been done in NCAA history) sometime this season. The 300 will probably be through the air. Maybe next week.
I have had this discussion with some friends. And I thought today was the best opportunity, but I really think if Denard gets in a shootout with a team where they just trade TDs all day, a 300/300 game is not out of the question.
I hesitate to bring this up in a public forum, because it is so outlandish of a thought, but I really think it might happen in his career if he sticks for the next 3 years.
Marques Tuiasosopo in 1999 with Washington vs. Stanford.
Marques Tuiasosopo did 300/200.
I think Marques Tuiasosopo did that 300/200 for Washington in 1999... against stanford, perhaps?
Marques Tuiasosopo, Washington vs. Stanford, 10/30/1999 (207 rushing, 302 passing)
I thought I heard it hadn't been done. Maybe it's 250/250. Whatever, Denard will get his own 300/200.
Denard didn't hit 250/250. He had 244 passing and 258 rushing.
Denard has come closest with 240/240.
a couple long balls, he would have had it this afternoon. Ball to Hemingway and one to T. Robinson in particular would have gone the distance.
We'll be talking about him for a long, long time. Enjoy the thrill.
put the team on his shoulders on the final drive? The several prior drives looked sluggish. When it mattered most, you could feel Denard running with more authority, willing the team to win. What comes to mind is watching Michael Jordan, and the way you knew that he was not going to let his team lose.
...sort of the Tiger Woods of CFB (when Tiger was playing lights-out golf, that is).
Except for the fact that watching Denard stand around before the play even starts is more exciting than golf has ever been or ever will be.
Golf -- It's not a sport if you can still be in the top .001% of the world at age 65.
ONLY THREE GAMES APART.
And if that's not exciting enough for you...
Consider that he's got potentially 34 more college games left in his career.
36. You're forgetting Big Ten Championship games.
just read that last year only 6 players had over 1,000 yards passing and 900 yards rushing for the season....D-Rod did this in 5!
EXCITING player that I ever watched play. I put Steve Breaston #2 on my list.
I think that Robinson will end up as the new #1 (if he isn't already).
Will #16 be the 6th jersey retired?
say YES PLEASE! He would be honored to have his jersey retired due to his greatness as a QB!
You don't retire jersey numbers in CFB. You use them for recruiting - "Hey kid, we think you're pretty special, maybe you can wear Denard's number..."
It's been a privilege (that word sounds wierd the more you say it) to watch this guy play football. This offense is a blast to watch and even though I have about 15 cardiacs this season already, witnessing history is something special. Couldn't be happening to a better human being.
Stay healthy. Stay healthy!!!!!
Again, I hate to be debbie downer, but Vince Young did it in 2005-2006. He did it against Oklahoma State and then again in the Rose Bowl against USC. I certainly think that you include the bowl game, especially when its the championship game. That being said, there's no way Denard doesn't do it multiple more times.
That would be why I said "regular season".
Yeah I just think the stat is misleading. As I said, I think you have to count the bowl game as part of one season, especially when its against one of the best two teams in football.
Which part is misleading? The "regular" or the "season". Heh.
Well numerous people have already claimed that Denard is the first player to ever do it twice in one season, which is overlooking the truth. I would rather the stat be "the second player to do it twice in one season" than it be "first player to ever do it in one regular season," but whatever.
in the regular season and added that Young did it, but his second one was in a bowl game (not the regular season).
Denard will just have to do it again and become the first guy with three.
Agreed. Like I said, there's no way he won't do it multiple more times. I'm somewhat amazed the record is only twice in one career. Denard is going to DESTROY that record and leave it in his dust.
Denard has ~2.5 years left to throw up ridiculous stats. Is there a chance in some ridiculous shootout scenario where we get no production from the RBs that he goes for 1000 total yards (passing and running)? I think its possible.
No. I can't see him putting up 270 yards more than the record (732 total yards). He might break the record, but yeesh even that is an incredible feat.
There aren't enough possessions in a game to gain that many yards as a team.
Woo Denard! Just keep 'em coming.
I would like to thank Kevin Newsome, Shavodrick Beaver, and most of all Terrelle Pryor for the opportunity they have provided Michigan Football.
...but wins are all that matters.
Please destroy State.
I would gladly trade 2006, in which we lost to OSU and USC, to this season at, say, 8-4 with the most electrifying college football player most of us have ever seen and a Heisman.
I love Denard, but I love winning more. I hope they don't have to be mutually exclusive due to our D.
Wins are the most important, but it feels damn good to have what many consider to be the best player in CFB on OUR side.
...but wins are all that matters?
Did I miss the memo that they are mutually exclusive? It's not like Denard is undefeated as a starter or anything.....
right now. We will watch him shattering many NCAA records in next 2 and half seasons. His running ability will leave a lot of space for our WRs to maneuver before and after the catch. I am not sure the 27.7 yard per catch is a record for any QB completing more than 10 passes in a game. But it has to be close to he top. People will compare any fast legged QBs to him for long long time.
Denard's performance this year is putting serious challenge to Barry Sanders's Heisman year in terms of ridiculous statistical performances....
Quite simply, Denard isn't playing like a video game, Denard is The Game.
RR may have been a part of some records dissipating, but I bet his players eventually set more records than they lost.
He actually did it in 4 games and 9 minutes. If he will have played the entire last game I believe he would've three 200/200 games. Anyway I think that by the end of next year he will have all of the top 10 all-purpose yards per game in Michigan history.
I really have nothing I can say at this point
I laugh everytime I look at a boxscore
The offense hasnt even peaked yet either
Nothing more to say
Denard boxscores laughable
After all the frustrating years of molasses slow quarterbacks, Denard is absolutely amazing to watch! The only thing that will slow him down is getting injured. After he took another shot to that knee in the Indiana game, it took him a few series to shake it off and play up to his usual caliber. Give him another few years under the Barwis conditioning program and people won't be talking about whether or not he's durable enough, they'll be talking about all the shattered records.