I know it's only two games into the season, yadda yadda, so please, don't get upset. After Denard set Michigan and Big Ten records in consecutive weeks, I was asking myself the question, what are the NCAA records for rushing yards and total offense by a QB, both for a single game and for a single season? Here is what I could find -- these are for FBS (except the first one):
Rushing yards by a QB, single-game, Division I: 313 yards (Armanti Edwards, App St. vs. Richmond, 12/7/2007) (I can't seem to find the FBS record, but at least we know it's less than 313)
Rushing yards by a QB, season: 1,494 yards (Beau Morgan, Air Force, 1996)
Total offense, single-game: 732 yards (David Klingler, 716 pass 16 rush, Houston vs. Arizona State, 12/2/1990)
Total offense, season yards, per game: 474.6 yards (David Klingler, 1990)
These are the quarterbacks who have rushed for 200 yards and passed for 200 yards in a single game:
- Marques Tuiasosopo, Washington vs. Stamford, 10/30/1999 (207 rushing, 302 passing)
- Reds Bagnell, Penn vs. Dartmouth, 10/14/1950 (214 rushing, 276 passing)
- Steve Gage, Tulsa vs. New Mexico, 11/8/1986 (212 rushing, 209 passing)
- Brian Mitchell, La. Lafayette vs. Colo St., 11/21/1987 (271 rushing, 205 passing)
- Antwaan Randle El, Indiana vs. Minn., 10/21/2000 (210 rushing, 263 passing)
- Brad Smith, Missouri vs. Nebraska, 10/22/2005 (246 rushing, 234 passing)
- Vince Young, Texas vs. Okla. St., 10/29/2005 (267 rushing, 239 passing)
- Patrick White, WVa vs. Pitt, 11/16/2006 (220 rushing, 204 passing)
- Denard Robinson, Mich vs. ND, 9/11/2010 (258 rushing, 244 passing)
As you can see, Denard Robinson is the only player in NCAA history to have both passed and rushed for over 240 yards in a single game (Vince Young and Brad Smith come closest to the mark).
It will be tough for Denard to hit Klingler's total offense records, but the QB rushing mark isn't out of reach. He has 455 rushing yards already, which puts him on pace for 2,730. Obviously he won't hit 2,730, but the single-season record is "only" 1,494.
In other words, Denard has to gain 1,039 yards over the rest of the season -- 103.9 yards per game -- in order to break the NCAA single-season rushing mark for a QB.