Brennan breaks NCAA career mark for TD passes

Updated: November 24, 2007, 12:39 AM ET
Associated Press

HONOLULU -- Colt Brennan broke the major college career record for touchdown passes Friday, throwing five touchdowns for No. 14 Hawaii against No. 17 Boise State.

Brennan threw the record-breaking No. 122 in the first quarter, a 6-yard TD out pass to Ryan Grice-Mullen to surpass the mark set by former Brigham Young standout Ty Detmer in 1991. With the pass, Brennan also broke Detmer's record for most touchdowns responsible for with 136.

The sellout, green-clad, ti-leaf waving crowd at Aloha Stadium roared as Brennan was congratulated by teammates on the sideline and officials removed the record-breaking ball. The touchdown pass tied the game at 7.

The senior from Irvine, Calif., reached the milestone in his 36th game, 10 fewer than Detmer took to set the record.

He quickly added to his new record. His 123rd TD pass came on a 23-yard TD pass to Davone Bess in the second quarter to give the Warriors a 19-13 lead. Brennan also had 1-yard scoring run.

Bess and Brennan also connected on a 22-yard scoring play as the Warriors took a 26-17 lead early in the third quarter. It was their 39th scoring hookup, tying the NCAA record held by Lousiana Tech's Tim Rattay and Troy Edwards.

Brennan's fourth TD toss of the game, and 125th in his career, was a 7-yarder to Jason Rivers that gave the Warriors a 32-27 lead. No. 5 was a 38-yarder to C.J. Hawthorne with 26 seconds left in the third quarter.

Brennan entered the game holding 24 other NCAA records, including the single-season record for TD passes of 58, which he set last year.

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