California quarterback Jared Goff’s wonderful season came to a close on Tuesday, but not before he broke some impressive records in the process.
Jared Goff has broken Cal's single-game record set by Aaron Rodgers for pass yds in a bowl game. pic.twitter.com/xHsQlOgFeE
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) December 29, 2015
Cal QB Jared Goff breaks Pac-12 record for passing yards and TDs in a season https://t.co/IMX9AEFFMI
— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) December 29, 2015
In the Golden Bear’s 55-36 romp over Air Force in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, all Goff did was surpass Aaron Rodgers’ single-game school record for passing yards in a bowl game. And then for the cherry on top of the sundae, Goff also became the Pac-12’s record holder for passing yards and touchdowns in a season, beating the mark previously set by Oregon’s Marcus Mariota.
Goff was simply unstoppable against Air Force. He completed 25 of 37 passes while throwing for an obscene 467 yards and six touchdowns (with no picks).
The 6’4”, 215-pound junior from Novato, California has now passed for a staggering 4,719 yards and 43 touchdowns with 13 interceptions this season. He now has 12,200 passing yards and 96 touchdowns in his career.
Now we will all wait to see if Goff will turn pro. Most draft boards have him as a lock to be a first-round draft choice. CBSSports.com has him as the second-best quarterback prospect for the 2016 NFL draft and the sixth-best overall player on its draft board.
As college football fans, we are a selfish group. So we definitely wouldn’t mind if Goff is back for another year.