COLLEGE FOOTBALL : BYU’s Sarkisian Sets Passing Mark

<i> Associated Press</i>

Steve Sarkisian passed for three touchdowns and ran for a score as Brigham Young earned a share of the Western Athletic Conference title with a 45-28 victory over Fresno State on Saturday at Fresno.

Sarkisian, who played at El Camino College, completed 31 of 34 passes (91.2%) to set an NCAA record for completion-percentage with a minimum of 30 attempts. He broke the mark of 87.2% set by Stanford’s Dick Norman, who completed 34 of 39 against California in 1959.

Sarkisian, who passed for 399 yards, completed 21 of 22 in the second half to lead BYU, 7-4 overall and 6-2 in the WAC, back from a 14-10 deficit. Fresno State finishes 5-7 and 2-6.