With 606 yards and six touchdowns on Saturday night against the Oregon State Beavers, Washington State Cougars quarterback Anthony Gordon cemented himself as the most prolific passer in Pac-12 history.
And he’s still got two games to go.
Through 11 games, Gordon now has thrown for 4,920 yards and 45 touchdowns — both new Pac-12 records. The former breaks Gardner Minshew II’s record set last season (4,779), while the latter breaks the record of 43 shared by Jared Goff (2015) and Jake Browning (2016).
If Gordon, who already has the 18th-most yards in a single season in NCAA history, were to continue on his current pace, he’d finish with 5,814 yards — less than 20 yards off the NCAA record for a single season, held by former Texas Tech quarterback BJ Symons. He also would finish with 53 touchdowns, third-most all time.
Keeping that pace obviously is going to be a tall order, given that WSU is about to face the Air Raid’s personal kryptonite in the Apple Cup, and we also don’t know who the opponent will be in the bowl game. But it’s still pretty fun to think about.
Regardless, Gordon looks to be destined to eclipse both 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns; it would be just the fifth time in NCAA history.
The best part of Gordon’s record-setting night? For once, it came in a win!