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D-III offense puts on a passing clinic

Eureka College (IL) and Knox College (IL) put together an offense display yesterday, but in the end it was Eureka quarterback Sam Durley and the offensive staff that stole the show.

When it was all said and done, Durley went 34 of 52 for an impressive 736 yards, and engineered the game winning touchdown with under 20 seconds left in their 62-55 win over Knox.

The passing yardage sets a single game NCAA record, surpassing the mark of 731 set in 2000 during another D-III contest.

Durley's passing yards were more offensive yards than top 10 teams Michigan and Alabama combined for during their game. Even in yesterday's most lopsided victory, Oklahoma State only put up 682 yards of total offense against Savannah State (an 84-0 landslide), still 54 yards short of Durley's passing yardage.

With time running out, the offensive staff decided to put the ball in Durley's hands for the win, and here's how it played out.

Obviously still "in the zone" afterwards, Durley noted that he thought that he was hovering around the "high 300's" when the final horn blew. 

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