Symons keeps his all-time passing yardage record after Cougars’ Halliday goes down with an injury

By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: November 1st, 2014 at 11:51 PM EST

Former Texas Tech Red Raiders signal-caller B.J. Symons record will stay intact for at least another year. He has owned the record for the past 11-years, but this year, it appeared like it was going to be broken.

Washington State Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday was on course to shatter the record for the most passing yards all-time in a season. After today, Symons will have to wait until next year to see if anybody breaks it.

Connor Halliday (Getty Images)

Connor Halliday (Getty Images)

Halliday had 40 yards in the Cougars game against the Southern California Trojans, before being carted off the field with a broken fibula. Now, his college career is over, as the recovery time is several months, and he’ll finish with 3,833 yards on the season.

The next time anybody sees Halliday will be when he’ll be preparing for a professional career once he’s fully healthy.

At the time of his injury, he’ll finish 2,000 yards behind the all-time record.

Halliday was the nearest to 4,000 yards. No other quarterback has thrown at least 3,000 yards yet. Massachusetts Minutemen quarterback Blake Frohnapfel is second in passing yards with 2,921.

There is a connection between Halliday and Symons, as current Cougars head coach Mike Leach was Symons head coach at Texas Tech.

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