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Here's a list of records held at BYU. See if any of these get broken in the game against Boise State, Thursday.

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Most touchdowns responsible for
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Career: Ty Detmer, 135, 1988-91

Season: Jim McMahon, 53, 1980

Game: Jim McMahon, 8, vs. Utah State, 10/18/80

Game: Marc Wilson, 8, vs. Colo. State, 10/15/77

Jim McMahon went on to play in the NFL as a starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears. McMahon helped the team win its first and only Super Bowl in franchise history.

Most touchdown passes
BYU

Career: Ty Detmer, 121, 1988-91, NCAA record

Season: Jim McMahon, 47, 1980

Game: Max Hall, 7 vs. UCLA, 9/13/08

Game: Jim McMahon 7 vs. Colo. State, 11/7/81

Game: Marc Wilson 7 vs. Colo. State, 10/15/77

Longest pass play: Ty Detmer to Eric Drage vs. Utah, 11/23/91, 97 yards

It's noteworthy to mention that while Ty Detmer holds the record at BYU for most touchdown passes, he also holds the record for most interceptions in a season at 28, and in a college career with 65.

Detmer was also the most sacked in a game at 10 and the most in a career as he was sacked 108 times.

Most passing yards
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

Career: Ty Detmer, 15,031 1988-91, NCAA Record

Season: Ty Detmer, 5,188 1990, NCAA Record

Game: John Walsh, 619 vs. Utah State, 1993

Detmer would go on to play in the NFL but he struggled throughout his professional career as a starting quarterback.

Most rushing yards
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

Career: Luke Staley, 290 1999-2001

Season: Luke Staley, 1,596, 2001

Game: Harvey Unga, 3,455 2006-09

Most carries
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Career: Harvey Unga, 696, 2006-09

Season: Ronney Jenkins, 252, 1998

Game: Pete Van Valkenburg, 37 vs. Utah, 11/18/72

Career: Most consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons, 3, Harvey Unga, 2006-09

Best average yards per carry
STUART JOHNSON, Deseret News

Career: Luke Staley, 6.0, 1999-2001

Career: Peter Tuipulotu, 5.5, 1987-91

Career: P.VanValkenburg, 5.2, 1970-72

Season: Eddie Stinnett, 8.64, 1983

Season: Stacey Corley, 8.62, 1989

Season: Luke Staley, 8.1, 2001

Game: Luke Staley, 14.2 vs. Tulane 8/25/01

Most sacks
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Career: Mike Morgan, DE, 38, 1979-80

Season: Mekeli Ieremia, DT, 17, 1976

Game: Shay Muirbrook, LB, 6 vs. Kansas St. (1997 Cotton Bowl)

Most tackles
Tom Smart, Deseret News

Career: Shad Hansen, 408, 1989-92

Season: Shad Hansen, 193, 1991

Game: Dan Hansen, 36 vs. New Mexico 1971

Most interceptions caught
Geoffrey McAllister, Deseret News

Career: Dave Atkinson, 20, 1971-73

Season: Dave Atkinson, 9, 1971

Season: Gene Frantz, (defensive end) 9, 1962

Game: 8 tied at 3

Best average yards per catch
Tom Smart, Deseret News

Career: Lloyd Jones, 22.4, 1977-80

Season: George Harris, 27.3, 1976

Game: Tyler Anderson, 59 vs. Utah State, 10/30/93

Most receiving yards
Tom Smart, Deseret News

Career: Austin Collie, 3,258, 2004, 2007-08

Season: Austin Collie, 1,538, 2008

Game: Jay Miller, 263 vs. New Mexico, 1973

Most touchdown receptions
Brian Nicholson, Deseret News

Career: Austin Collie, 2004, 30, 2007-08

Season: Clay Brown, 15, 1980

Season: Clay Brown, 15, 1980

Game: John VanderWouden vs. CSU, 9/18/76

Game: Kirk Pendleton, 4 vs. UNM, 10/15/83

Most receptions
George Frey, AP

Career: Dennis Pitta, 221, 2004, 2007-09

Season: Austin Collie, 106, 2008

Game: Jay Miller, 22 vs. New Mexico, 11/3/73

Most points scored: non-kicker
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Career: Luke Staley, 290 1999-2001

Season: Luke Staley, 170, 2001

Game: Eric Lane, 30 vs. Utah State, 10/13/79

Game: Ronney Jenkins, 30 vs. San Jose State, 10/24/98

Game: Luke Staley 30 vs. Colo. State, Utah State 2001

Most touchdowns scored
JASON OLSON, DESERET NEWS

Career: Luke Staley, 48, 1999-2001

Season: Luke Staley, 28, 2001

Game: Eric Lane, RB, 5 vs. Utah State, 10/13/79

Game: Ronney Jenkins, 5 vs. San Jose State, 10/24/98

Game: Luke Staley, 5 vs. Colo. State, Utah State 2001

Longest plays from the line of scrimmage
Chuck Wing, Deseret News

Reynaldo Brathwaite, 95 vs. San Diego State, 2003

Weldon Jackson, 93 vs. Fresno State, 1958

Phil Brady, 92 vs. Utah, 1962