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Texas Tech's QB sets record with 598 yards passing

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Texas Tech's QB sets record with 598 yards passing
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Patrick Mahomes #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders runs with the ball during the game against the Baylor Bears on November 29, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Baylor won the game 48-46.(Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Patrick Mahomes #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders looks to pass the ball during the game against the Baylor Bears on November 29, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Baylor won the game 48-46.(Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Patrick Mahomes #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the first half on November 29, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders talks with Patrick Mahomes #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the game against the Baylor Bears on November 29, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Baylor won the game 48-46.(Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)
AMES, IA - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders throws the ball in the first half of play against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Patrick Mahomes #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders tosses a touchdown pass during the first half during the first half against the Baylor Bears on November 29, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)
AMES, IA - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders looks the throw the ball in the first half of play against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)
AMES, IA - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders throws under pressure from linebacker Jared Brackens #14 of the Iowa State Cyclones in the first half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Ames, Iowa. Texas Tech defeated Iowa State 34-31. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)
AMES, IA - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders is tackled by defensive end Dale Pierson #45 of the Iowa State Cyclones in the first half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)
AMES, IA - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders throws the ball in the first half of play against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)
AMES, IA - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders fumbles the ball as he is tackled by defensive end Cory Morrissey #58 of the Iowa State Cyclones in the second half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Ames, Iowa. Texas Tech defeated Iowa State 34-31. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)
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Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes owns the best passing day of the season by a quarterback who doesn't play for Washington State.

Mahomes obliterated the Big 12 freshman record with his 598 yards passing in Saturday's 48-46 loss to Baylor. His teammate, Davis Webb, set the previous record of 462 yards against West Virginia last year.

In his last three outings - against Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor - Mahomes is 80 of 150 for 1,304 yards and 14 touchdowns, with two interceptions. Six of those TD passes came against Baylor.

His 598 yards passing were the most by a Texas Tech QB since Graham Harrell threw for 646 in 2007.

The only better passing performances this season were by Connor Halliday (734 yards) and Luke Falk (601), both of Washington State.

Some other notable numbers:

DANDY DONNELL: San Diego State's Donnell Pumphrey had the week's top rushing game, going for a career-high 267 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries against San Jose State. Pumphrey's total was the eighth-highest in program history and the best since Larry Ned ran for 285 yards in 2001. With nine 100-yard games, Pumphrey is tied for most in a season by an Aztec with Ronnie Hillman (2011) and George Jones (1995).

PICKS NOT APLENTY: Northern Illinois' Drew Hare has thrown just one interception in 12 games, the fewest by a full-time FBS starter. Hare hasn't been picked off in 134 attempts over six-plus games. He has completed 60 percent of his passes for 1,879 yards and 15 touchdowns and is the Huskies' leading rusher with 790 yards and seven TDs.

REMEMBER THIS GUY? Former Iowa Hawkeye Brandon Wegher ran for 311 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in Morningside's 56-28 win over Missouri Valley in the NAIA playoffs. That was only Wegher's second-best game this season. The junior had 327 yards and four TDs against Dakota Wesleyan in October. Wegher's season rushing total is 2,459 yards, which is 45 yards short of the NAIA single-season record.

Hawkeye fans remember Wegher for running for 641 yards and an Iowa freshman-record eight TDs in 2009, a season that included his 113-yard night against Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl. Personal reasons led him on his winding path to Morningside in Sioux City, Iowa.

WONDERFUL WESLEY: Wesley College's 59-0 win over MIT in the Division III playoffs forced some revision to the Wolverines' record book. The Delaware school ran its season point total to a record 623, or 52 a game. MIT's six turnovers Saturday gave the Wolverines a record 47 takeaways for the season, including 26 interceptions.

NATIONAL LEADERS: Baylor, averaging 49.8 points, is on track to be the national scoring leader for the second straight year. ... Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon holds a commanding lead in the FBS rushing race, averaging 188.3 yards. Indiana's Tevin Coleman is at 169.7. ... Colorado State's Rashard Higgins is the leader in yards receiving (149.1) and touchdowns (17). ... Arizona's Scooby Wright forced a fumble against Arizona State and leads the nation with six.

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