Penn State football QB Trace McSorley has another record in his sights. This one stands out among the rest, leading all Penn State QBs in passing yards.
It took a little longer than some expected, but senior quarterback Trace McSorley could break the Penn State football career passing yards record versus Ohio State. Right now, McSorley has 8,133 yards, trailing only Christian Hackenberg’s 8,457. For those of you who didn’t do the math, he needs 325 yards to break the record.
Now I know he’s yet to even break the 250-yard barrier this season and has actually thrown for 160 yards or less in two games. But, he’s thrown for more than 324 yards, seven times in his career, so it’s within the realm of possibility.
Against Ohio State, it’s possible he could be throwing the ball more. With a better defense trying to stop the run game, McSorley will need to put the football up in the air more. Also, the team hasn’t needed a massively productive night from the QB yet.
Versus Pitt, the rain-soaked night limited the passing game and then the game against Illinois, the run game dominated the. For the fourth straight game, Penn State didn’t need him to make the skies dark with footballs. It just needed him to make his reads on the ground.
Furthermore looking at some other records, he’s already set the record for most touchdown passes and rushing touchdowns by a QB. He’s only six wins from reaching 32 all-time victories, which would officially make him the winningest quarterback of all time as well.
As the team inches closer to the end of the season, he’ll likely have an opportunity to set all the school’s records for a quarterback. The under recruited, swagger-filled starter for the Nittany Lions just needs to continue putting up efficient performances like he has so far this season. He’s scored 14 touchdowns against just two turnovers, so he’s provided Penn State with production and error-less play.