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Super-Sized Stat Saturday: Crazy numbers being put up in college football

By J. Darin Darst | CBSSports.com Staff Writer
Stedman Bailey had an amazing Saturday, scoring five touchdowns. (U.S. Presswire)

It might only be the fifth week of college football, but we are already seeing school and NCAA records being broken all over the place.

The West Virginia vs. Baylor game, of course, will be the poster child for this crazy stat day with both quarterbacks throwing for more than 500 yards, but tons of other games also saw some huge performances.

If this is the way September closed out, we can only imagine what's in store for October.

Here are the biggest passing performance Saturday:

Passing Yards

656 -- Geno Smith, West Virginia. Fifth-best most passing yards in NCAA Division I history in the victory over Baylor (Recap)

581 -- Nick Florence, Baylor. Set a school record for most passing yards, breaking Robert Griffin III's numbers.

566 -- Stephen Morris, Miami. Broke the school record previously held by Gino Toretta. Morris also threw for 5 TDs in the win over NC State. (Recap)

536 -- Derek Carr, Fresno State. Threw for a career-high in yardage with 42 completions and five touchdowns in the 52-40 win over San Diego State.

516 -- Zac Dysert , Miami (OH) . In addition to throwing for a career-high 519 yards and six touchdowns, Dysert was the Redhawks' leading rusher with 109 yards on 14 attempts. (Recap)

453 -- Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M. The redshirt freshman was 29-of-38 passes for 453 yards and three TDs against Arkansas. He also ran for 104 yards, giving him 557 yards of total offense, breaking the old SEC record of 540 held by Archie Manning and Rohan Davey. (Recap)

Receiving Yards

314 -- Terrance Williams, Baylor. Set a Big 12 record with 314 yards receiving on 17 receptions and two TDs.

303 -- Stedman Bailey, West Virgina. Also had five touchdowns to go along with 13 receptions.

216 -- Willie Snead, Ball State. In the losing effort against Kent State he also had 14 catches and two touchdowns. (Recap)

215 -- Tavon Austin, West Virginia. Would have been the school record if not for Bailey's numbers.

208 -- Dawan Scott, Miami (Ohio). Was Dysert's favorite target with 208 yards receiving on 11 receptions.

200 -- Tommy Shuler, Marshall. The wide out set Marshall's single-game record with 19 receptions and finished with 200 yards. (Recap)

Rushing Yards

269 -- Beau Blankenship, Ohio. He carried 43 times and also scored three touchdowns to lead unbeaten Ohio past UMass. It was also his fifth straight 100-yard rushing performance. (Recap)

222 -- Cody Getz, Air Force. Getz had 222 of Air Force's 459 yards in the win over Colorado State. Getz's career-high mark made him the first player in Air Force history to begin a season with four consecutive 100-yard rushing games and the first with two 200-yard games in the same season since Chad Hall in 2007. (Recap)

217 -- Benny Cunningham, Middle Tennessee. He ran for a career-high 217 and scored 5 TDs in the upset over Georgia Tech. (Recap)

213 -- David Fluellen, Toledo. He also had three touchdowns on 21 carries in the 37-17 victory over Western Michigan. (Recap)

199 -- Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State. Ran for a career-high yards and two touchdowns on the losing end against Texas. (Recap)

Total Yards

1,507 -- Total yards in the West Virginia vs. Baylor game, including 807 by Baylor.

1,334 -- Totals yards in the Miami (Ohio) vs. Akron game, including 705 from Miami (Ohio). The final score was Miami (Ohio) 56, Akron 49.

1,158 -- Totals yards combined in the Arizona vs. Oregon State game, including 613 by Oregon State. Both quarterbacks also threw for more than 400 yards.

1,038 -- Total yards in the Georgia vs. Tennessee game. The teams also combined for 91 points. (Recap)

1,016 -- Another game where both teams combined for 1,000 yards -- Oklahoma State vs. Texas. The Longhorns ended up winning 41-36.

704 -- Northwestern set a school record with 704 yards of total offense in their 44-29 win over Indiana. Quarterback-turned-running back-slash-wide receiver Kain Colter ran for 161 yards on 16 carries and caught 9 passes for 131 more. (Recap)

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