Hawaii quarterback Timmy Chang remembers all too well when he was booed and benched.
Now he has not only cemented his legacy at the school, but he has left his mark on all of college football.
Chang moved to the top of the NCAA career list for yards passing, surpassing the mark of 15,031 set by Brigham Young’s Ty Detmer from 1988 to 1991. The milestone came on a seven-yard scoring pass in the first quarter of Hawaii’s 34-23 Western Athletic Conference win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday at Honolulu. He received a standing ovation for several minutes and was presented with the ball.
“It was very special,” Chang said. “I can remember not too long ago, I got booed.”
He finished with four touchdowns and 285 yards. The fifth-year senior has 15,303 yards with at least four games remaining.
Chang also holds the record for career attempts (2,211), interceptions (75) and total offense (15,096). The only major passing record left for Chang to chase is career touchdown passes. He has 98. Detmer had 121.
With No. 1 USC and No. 2 Oklahoma remaining in those positions in the Associated Press top-25 rankings for the 11th consecutive time since the preseason, it represents the longest stretch of consecutive polls with the same Nos. 1 and 2 since 1987, when No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 2 Nebraska also went unchanged for the first 11 polls of the season.