Updated look at ASU football records in danger (or recently broken)Posted: Updated:
When last we checked in with the Arizona State record book at the season's midpoint, several prominent records were in grave danger of being broken.
With just two regular season games left and a bowl game—plus the chance of an appearance in the Pac-12 championship game for a 14-game season—many of those records could still be broken. Others? Well, recent offensive struggles have kept those safe.
BROKEN: Career rushing yards by a quarterback: Mark Malone - 1,390
Kelly was finally able to break this mark against Notre Dame. He now has 1,411 yards, so Malone can only hope for a flurry of sacks to bring the record back
Career Passing Touchdowns: Andrew Walter – 85
Kelly's injury and recent struggles have made this one all but impossible. With 14 this year, he now has 71 in his career.
Career Completion Percentage: Taylor Kelly 63.2%
Again, the struggles have hampered Kelly here, as his career completion percentage has fallen one percent since midseason. However, Kelly would need to finish the year 0 for 39 to lose this record.
Single season receptions: Shaun McDonald – 87 (2002)
Jaelen Strong now has 71 catches on the year, now the fourth best single-season total in ASU history. With three games left, he has a very good chance at getting the record.
Single season receiving yards: Shaun McDonald – 1,405 (2002)
Strong has made no secret of his desire to break this record, but has fallen behind a record pace. With 982 yards, he will need some big games to break McDonald's mark.
Single season receiving yards per game: Gerell Robinson – 107.5 (2011)
Four straight sub-80-yard games dropped Strong's per-game average below 100 after hitting a high of 114.
Single season receiving touchdowns: Doug Allen – 14 (1984)
With nine scores, Strong can certainly reach Allen's 30-year-old record.
Career receptions per game: Derek Hagan – 5.16
Strong is still holding on to this mark, with his career average now at 6.08 catches per game.
Career receiving yards per game: Derek Hagan – 78.8
Strong is also holding a record pace here, with a 87.6 yards per game average.
Single season total offense: 6,662 (1973)
At their current rate of 464 yards per game, ASU is no longer on a record pace, even with 14 games. But some big time games could get them in the mix.
Single season team first downs: 340 (2013)
Offensive struggles have slowed this pace, as ASU now projects to 307 first downs over a 13-game season.
Fewest team penalties yards: 477 (1952)
ASU has 371 penalty yards so far this year, so if they stay on their best behavior, they could set this record.