Brian alluded to this in a recent post when confronted with the fact that Juice Williams is setting Big10 passing records. So, I decided to see how bad it really is.
"Since college football statistics compilations began in 1937, postseason competition never has been part of individual and team statistics."
In 2002 the NCAA decided to include Bowl statistics as part of the "regular season totals". But, that is not all, an extra game has been added to the regular season and some conferences have a playoff game.
4 Bowl Games (for 68 teams)
4 Added Regular Season Games (typically against inferior opponent)
4 Added Conference Playoff Games (for a few teams)
That is 12 additional games over a career for some players! That is equivalent to an entire season.
And 8 for a whole lot of players.
And 4 for every player.
So, the records that are now being set are virtually meaningless.