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Individual Bowl Game Records

Bowl games thrill fans across the globe each year with exciting match-ups, conference rivalries, and more. We tally the record performances by the many great athletes to perform on the biggest of stages - in postseason bowl games televised for a national audience.



Offensive Individual Bowl Records

Most Total Yards - 594-Ty Detmer, Brigham Young vs. Penn St., Holiday Bowl, 1989 (576 pass, 18 rush)

Most Touchdowns Responsible For - 7 Geno Smith (6 pass, 1 rush), WVU v Clemson, 2012 Orange Bowl (7 by Washington in 2011 Alamo Bowl tied)

Most Rushing Attempts - 46-Ron Jackson, Tulsa vs. San Diego St., Freedom Bowl, 1991

Most Rushing Yards - 307-P.J. Daniels, Georgia Tech vs. Tulsa, Humanitarian Bowl, 2004 (31 attempts)

Most Rushing Yards By A Quarterback - 200-Vince Young, Texas vs. Southern California, Rose Bowl , Jan. 4, 2006 (19 attempts)

Most Rushing Yards Per Attempts - 15.67-Tyrone Wheatley, Michigan vs. Washington, Rose Bowl, 1993

Most Rushing Touchdowns - 5-Neil Snow, Michigan vs. Stanford, Rose Bowl, 1902
5-Barry Sanders, Oklahoma St. vs. Wyoming, Holiday Bowl, 1988

Most Pass Attempts - 74-Kyle Orton, Purdue vs. Washington St., Sun Bowl, 2001

Most Pass Completions - 44-Graham Harrell, Texas Tech vs. Virginia, Gator Bowl, 2008 (69 attempts)

Most Passing Yards - 576-Byron Leftwich, Marshall vs. East Carolina, GMAC Bowl, 2001
576-Ty Detmer, Brigham Young vs. Penn St., Holiday Bowl, 1989

Most Passes Without An Interception - 53-Rohan Davey, LSU vs. Illinois, Sugar Bowl, Jan. 2, 2002

Most Touchdown Passes - 6 -Chuck Long, Iowa vs. Texas, Freedom Bowl, 1984

Most TD in a game - 10, WVU v Clemson, 2012 Orange Bowl

Most Points in a Game - 70, WVU v Clemson, 2012 Orange Bowl

Most Points in a Quarter - 35 WVU v Clemson, 2012 Orange Bowl, 2nd Quarter

Most Points in a Half - 49 WVU v Clemson, 2012 Orange Bowl  

Most Combined Points in a Half - 69, WVU (49) v Clemson (20), 2012 Orange Bowl

Highest Completion Percentage - .929-Mike Bobo, Georgia vs. Wisconsin, Outback Bowl, 1998

Most Receptions - 20-Norman Jordan, Vanderbilt vs. Air Force, Hall of Fame Bowl, 1982
20-Walker Gillette, Richmond vs. Ohio, Tangerine Bowl, 1968

Most Receiving Yards  - 308-Jason Rivers, Hawaii vs. Arizona State, Hawaii Bowl, 2006 (14 receptions)

Most Touchdowns Receiving - 4-Fred Biletnikoff, Florida St. vs. Oklahoma, Gator Bowl, 1965
4-Travis LaTendresse, Utah vs. Georgia Tech, Emerald Bowl, 2005
4-Bob McChesney, Hardin-Simmons vs. Wichita St., Camellia Bowl, 1948

Highest Average Per Reception (min. 3 receptions) -  52.3-Phil Harris, Texas vs. Navy, Cotton Bowl, 1964 (3 for 157)
52.3-Jason Anderson, Wake Forest vs. Oregon, Seattle Bowl, 2002 (3 for 157)

Most All-Purpose Yards  - 408-Chris Johnson, East Carolina vs. Boise State, Hawaii Bowl, 2007 (223 rush, 153 kickoff returns, 32 receiving)

Most Points Scored - 30-Barry Sanders, Oklahoma St. vs. Wyoming, Holiday Bowl, 1988 (5 TDs)
30-Sheldon Canley, San Jose St. vs. Central Mich., California Bowl, 1990 (5 TDs)
30-Reggie Campbell, Navy vs. Colorado State, Poinsettia Bowl, 2005 (5 TDs)
30-Steven Jackson, Oregon St. vs. New Mexico, Las Vegas Bowl, 2003 (5 TDs)

Most Points Scored By A Kicker - 19-Kevin Miller, East Carolina vs. Marshall, GMAC Bowl, 2001 (4 FGs, 7 PATs)

Most Punts  - 21-Everett Sweeney, Michigan vs. Stanford, Rose Bowl, 1902

Highest Average Per Punt (min. 5 punts) - 55.0 Justin Brantly, Texas A&M vs. Penn State, Alamo Bowl, 2007 (6 for 330)

Most Punt Returns - 9-Paddy Driscoll, Great Lakes vs. Mare Island, Rose Bowl, 1919 (115 yards)
9-Buzy Rosenberg, Georgia vs. North Carolina, Gator Bowl, 1971 (54 yards)

Most Punt Return Yards - 180-Willie Reid, Florida St. vs. Penn St., (3 ot) Orange Bowl, Jan. 3, 2006 (7 returns)

Highest Punt Return Average - 40.67-George Fleming, Washington vs. Wisconsin, Rose Bowl, 1960 (3 for 122)

Most Kickoff Return Yards - 221-Steve Breaston, Michigan vs. Texas, Rose Bowl, Jan. 1, 2005 (6 returns)

Highest Kickoff Return Average - 46.67-Cal Beck, Utah vs. Arizona, Freedom Bowl, 1994 (3 for 140)

Longest Kickoff Return - 99 yards - Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech vs. Minnesota, Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, 2012

Longest Run From Scrimmage - 99-Terry Baker, Oregon St. vs. Villanova, Liberty Bowl, 1962 (touchdown)

Longest Pass Plays From Scrimmage - 95-Ronnie Fletcher to Ben Hart, Oklahoma vs. Florida St., Gator Bowl, 1965 (touchdown)

Longest Field Goal - 62-Tony Franklin, Texas A&M vs. Florida, Sun Bowl, Jan. 2, 1977

Longest Punt - 84-Kyle Rote, SMU vs. Oregon, Cotton Bowl, 1949 (quick kick)

 

 

 


 


 

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