Curious about an event long, long ago . . . .


(Ben) #1

My memory is not good any longer, but I seem to recall, a game played in the Domed Stadium. Houston was on it’s own 1 yard line, the base veer was run, and a receiver was running free down the right sideline. The q-back passed the ball, and somewhere around the 40 yard line, the ball hit the receiver in the back of the head. A completion would have upped the NCAA record of 99 yard TD passes by one. Do we still hold the record and does anyone remember the helmet hit play ? ? ? ? ?


(Mike Higdon) #2

I have an NCAA record book that is about ten years old. At that printing there were nine 99 yard TD passes in NCAA Div 1 history. Houston had 3 of those nine – all under Bill Yeoman and the Veer. They are:
Warren McVea from Bo Burris against Washington State 9/23/1966
Robert Ford from Terry Peel against Syracuse 9/19/1970
Robert Ford from Terry Peel against San Diego State 10/14/1972

BTW, 99 yards is the most you can get on a play from scrimmage, so you can’t up the 99 yard record.


#3

Per 2017 record book, there are now 20 99 yard passes. Quick glance looks like UH is still the only school with more than one