Louisiana Tech QB Colby Cameron sets NCAA record
8:46PM EST November 10. 2012 - Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron owned one NCAA record heading into Saturday's game against Texas State. Ten minutes later, Cameron added another.
After nine games, Cameron had attempted 358 passes without an interception. That set an NCAA single-season record, breaking the mark of 273 attempts set earlier this season by West Virginia's Geno Smith. Cameron has put Smith firmly in his rear-view mirror.
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But Cameron came into the game against Texas State with an even more impressive record in his path: Counting passes made during last season's Poinsettia Bowl loss to TCU, Cameron had gone 374 attempts without an interception.
That stood five shy of tying former North Carolina State and Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson's NCAA record. It took only one drive for Cameron to break Wilson's mark. Fittingly, his sixth attempt, the one to set a new NCAA record, went for a touchdown.
Asked earlier this week about approaching the record, Cameron said, "I'm not even going to think about that one at all. I am going to try to keep that one going."
Besides, Cameron said, he's due for a long, interrupted, interception-free stretch.
"I threw a good bit in high school," he said. "I got them out of the way."