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.
Source: National Football Foundation