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Sam Durley, Eureka College Quarterback, Passes For 736 Yards To Break NCAA Record

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Eureka College quarterback Sam Durley passing during the game against Knox College Saturday Sept. 1, 2012 in a 62-55 victory.
Eureka College quarterback Sam Durley passing during the game against Knox College Saturday Sept. 1, 2012 in a 62-55 victory.

GALESBURG, Ill. -- Eureka (Ill.) College quarterback Sam Durley threw for 736 yards Saturday in a 62-55 victory over Knox to break the NCAA single-game passing record.

Durley completed 34 of 52 passes and threw for five touchdowns, including two in the final two minutes as the Red Devils closed the Division III game with 17 unanswered points.

The record-breaking throw came with 20 seconds remaining when Durley hit Jake Bane on a 13-yard touchdown pass. That broke the record of 731 yards passing set by Menlo College's Zamir Amin in 2000 against Cal Lutheran, which was also a Division III game.

Houston's David Klingler holds the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision single-game passing record with 716 yards against Arizona State in 1990.

In addition to the NCAA record, Durley also set school records for all-time passing yardage (6,095), attempts (792) and touchdowns (48).

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