University of Utah quarterback Scott Mitchell has added another prestigious passing record to his list, but it
took over a week to do it.Mitchell was recognized by the NCAA on Wednesday as the single-game passing record-holder, having thrown for 631 yards against the Air Force Academy, Oct. 15.
Originally Mitchell was credited with having passed for 620 yards - one shy of the NCAA mark. But after the coaches went over films and the sports information staff went over the statistics and play-by-play sheets, it was discovered that Mitchell had been shorted on two passes to tight end Dennis Smith. The first was a 30-yarder in the second quarter in which he was erroneously given 23 yards. The second was a third-quarter pass in which he was given 25 yards. It was amended to 29 yards.
Sports Information Director Bruce Woodbury contacted the NCAA this week. The organization reviewed the data before announcing it would change the original figures, and Mitchell would become the record holder.