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This day in college football history, Luke McCown throws 72 passes

On this day in 2000

Louisiana Tech quarterback Luke McCown set an NCAA freshman record with 72 passing attempts and 80 total plays as the Bulldogs fell at No. 2 Miami, 42-31. McCown completed 42-of-72 passes for 418 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions and also rushed eight times for 26 yards and a score, but Hurricanes running back James Jackson rushed 26 times for 185 yards and two touchdowns to lead Miami. McCown’s 72 pass attempts remain a school record.

Really, what choice did Louisiana Tech have?

Source: National Football Foundation

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