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The UT SID Staff has done a great job of documenting Colt’s career in their gameday notes—the Wyoming notes are here (13 career, 12 single-season, five single-game, six freshman and six miscellaneous marks) - See below.

Here’s what jumped out to me.

Career:

1) Career wins: Colt is at 33, three ahead of VY (30). My informal research showed that's top 20 all-time, and two more puts him in the top 10; three more is top 5. The all-time record is David Greene's 42.

2) Career passing TD's: Colt is at 87 today, 27 ahead of the record Major set with 60. Chris had 58, JB had 53, Vince 44, Peter Gardere 37, Shea and Bobby Layne 25 each, Bret Stafford 23, and Todd Dodge had 18. Colt is now 18th all-time among NCAA D-1 FBS QB's. He’s 2 from the top 15 (which would pass Chris Leak and tei Byron Leftwich, and Peyton Manning); 12 from the top 10 (passing David Klingler, Brady Quinn, Philip Rivers, and Kliff Kingsbury and tying Matt Leinart); and 33 from the top 5 (passing Chad Pennington, Chase Daniel, and Danny Wuerffel).

3) Career total offense: Colt has 11,269 to date, putting him well ahead of the former Texas career mark Vince set of 9,167. Peyton Manning was 28th on the all-time NCAA TO list going into 2008, and Peyton was at 11,201. Colt is 95 from the top 25 all-time; 307 from the top 20; 1,349 from the top 10; 2,446 yards from the top 5; and 3,471 from the top 3.

4) Career passing yards: Colt is at 10,049 yards, which puts him in 1st-place all-time at Texas, 1,696 yards ahead of Major's mark of 8,353. That would have put him top 50 all-time back in 2005. If Colt picks up another 864 yards, he hits the top 30 all-time. With 1,035 more in his career, he will be in the top 25 all-time (11,084). With 2,466 more, he will be in the top 10 all time. Another 3,435 and he’s top 5. 1 other active QB’s, Dan LeFevour of Central Michigan, is at 9,575. No other active QB is within 1,500 yards of Colt.

5) Career Passing Efficiency: Colt's mark is 158.57, well ahead of VY at 141.8 in the second spot, followed by Chance (138.9), Chris (138.4), and Major (136.6). 158.57 puts him in the top 10 all-time in NCAA D-1 history.

6) Career TD's responsible for: Colt is at 104, putting him 23 ahead of Vince's mark set at 81. I can’t find a full NCAA list on that category, but I see Colt Brennan & Graham Harrell (tied at 146), Ty Detmer (135), Timmy Change (123), Danny Wuerffel (122), Tim Rattay (117), *Tim Tebow (112), Matt Leinart (108), and *Dan LeFevour (108) ahead of him. I’d guess there are others, but not too many.

7) Career completion %: Colt is at 70.27%--putting him well ahead of the greatest marks at UT (VY 61.8%, Chris 58.7%, Richard Walton 57.9%, Major 57.4%). Among the 27 players with 11,000+ passing yards in NCAA history, only two completed more than 68% of their passes. Only 8 completed more than 65%.

8.) Career win %: Colt is at 82.5% (33-7), just ahead of Bobby Layne (82.4%), but well behind Robert Brewer (86.7%), VY (93.8%), and James Street (100%). It won't be possible for Colt to catch the top 2, but an undefeated finish to his career this season would put him in third, barely edging out Brewer.

9) Career completions: Colt's 846 are 235 ahead of Major's 611. Graham Harrell (1403) is the record-holder. 10 players have over 1000 completions. 3 have over 1150.

10) Career attempts: Colt's 1,204 are 139 more than Major's 1065. Timmy Chang (2436) is the record-holder. 9 players have over 1600 attempts.

11) Colt has 30 200+ passing yard games, just past Major for the UT record. 12 of those games were in 2008, which beat Major’s season mark.

12) Colt has 11 300+ passing yard games, two ahead of the old UT record by Major. Colt threw for 300+ 6 times in 2008, setting a new season mark. He’s got 1 in 2009.

Season:

1) Colt's completion % in 2008 was 76.7%, the highest of any UT QB with 12+ attempts in a season. James Brown set the old mark of 69.6%. Colt's consistency was incredible-his WORST % game was 70.0% until Tech, when he fell all the way to 58.8%. 76.7% shattered the NCAA mark.

2) Single-Season Passing Efficiency: Colt finished 2008 at 173.8, 14th in NCAA history. He’s at 180.10 in 2009.

3) Single-season total offense: Colt had 4,420 yards in 2008, the best season in Texas history--#2 was behind Vince's 4,086 in 2005. Colt’s total was the 29th best single-season in NCAA history, and only 4 of the top 30 rushed for 500+ yards in their season. 314 so far in 2009.

4) Single-season passing yards: Colt had 3,859 in 2008, breaking Major's record of 3,357 set in 1999 by 502 yards. 2009: Colt’s at 317 in 2009.

5) Single-season passing TD's: in the 2008 season, with 34 TD passes, Colt broke his own mark of 29 set in 2006. Chris Simms and Vince Young's best mark was 26. Colt's 22 in 2007 tied him with Chris for 4th-all-time (5th now). 2 so far in 2009.

6) Colt now owns the consecutive completions mark for a game (18, set against Oklahoma State). He had previously set the mark at 17 in one game after setting the mark of 13 in one game, and had tied the mark of 15 over two games. Of the 14 streaks of 9 or more consecutive completions in UT history, 10 are Colt's. Vince had 2 (15 & 14), Chris had 1 (11), and Major had 1 (9).

7) Colt has 18 consecutive games with a passing TD, the 2nd-longest streak in UT history (Major had 19).

8.) In 2008, the Texas offense had 125 drives under Colt, scoring 72 times (62 TD's, 10 FG's). That's 3.8 points per drive, 49.6% TD's, and 57.6% of the time ending in a score. By comparison, Vince's best finish was 50.3% TD's, 59.6% scores, and 3.7 points per drive; Chris Simms' best season was 33.6% TD's and 2.7 ppd in 2001; and Major's best was 32% in 2001 and 2.5 ppd in 1998.

9) Colt owns the single-season completion record, with 332 in 2008. He’s at 21 in 2009.

10) Colt set the record with 38 completions in one game, vs Oklahoma State, in 2008.

11) Colt owns the single-game passing TD record (6) and completion % (90.63%).

Freshman records:
1) Freshman Passing TD's, season: Colt had 29, setting a national mark; next-best UT freshman (the Major) had 18. After that you drop to Shea Morenz (13), then James Brown (12), then Mark Murdock (10). Vince was next, with 6.

2) Freshman Single game passing TD's: Colt had 6 once, 4 once, 3 twice. 6 is the record (JB had 5 & 4; Major 4, 3, & 3; Shea 3; Mark 3).

3) Freshman Passing yards, season: Colt had 2,570; next-best was Major (2,453).

4) Freshman Total offense, season: Colt had 2,740; next-best was Major (2,390).

Longhorn Notes