BLUM: Purdy climbing the charts

Jan 2, 2021; Glendale, AZ, USA; Iowa State’s Brock Purdy (15) passes against Oregon during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Breen-Arizona Republic

Brock Purdy has already re-written most of the Iowa State record books in his time at Iowa State.

Heading into this season, he owns or shares 25 different Iowa State records.

His consistency and durability may be the most impressive part of all.

Since getting his first start against West Virginia in 2018, Purdy has started 33 straight games for Iowa State.

To put that in perspective, Iowa State averaged a new starting quarterback once every six games from 2010 to 2018.

The quarterback carousel coming to an end is one of many important factors for the rise of Iowa State Football. That consistency means Purdy will not only obliterate all of Iowa State’s records; he is closing in on some impressive marks in Big 12 play.

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Purdy has 8,982 passing yards, 16th best in Big 12 history. With a year of 3,000 additional yards (a conservative estimate), Purdy would vault into 8th all-time in Big 12 history, just behind Kliff Kingsbury and ahead of Patrick Mahomes.

Passing Yards Table
Rk Player Yds From To School
1Landry Jones*1664620092012Oklahoma
2Graham Harrell*1579320052008Texas Tech
3Baker Mayfield*1460720132017Oklahoma
4Mason Rudolph*1361820142017Oklahoma State
5Colt McCoy*1325320062009Texas
6Chase Daniel*1251520052008Missouri
7Kliff Kingsbury*1242919992002Texas Tech
8Sam Ehlinger*1143620172020Texas
9Patrick Mahomes*1125220142016Texas Tech
10Todd Reesing*1119420062009Kansas
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 5/4/2021.

Purdy currently has 701 completions. With an additional 250, he would move to 7th all time.

Pass Completions Table
Rk Player Cmp From To School
1Graham Harrell*140320052008Texas Tech
2Landry Jones*138820092012Oklahoma
3Kliff Kingsbury*123119992002Texas Tech
4Colt McCoy*115720062009Texas
5Chase Daniel*109420052008Missouri
6Baker Mayfield*102620132017Oklahoma
7Todd Reesing*93220062009Kansas
8Sam Ehlinger*92320172020Texas
9Mason Rudolph*91520142017Oklahoma State
10Patrick Mahomes*85720142016Texas Tech
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 5/4/2021.

Purdy is already with good company in Big 12 history in passing yards per attempt.

Passing Yards Per Attempt Table
Rk Player Y/A From To School
1Baker Mayfield*9.820132017Oklahoma
2Bryce Petty*9.720112014Baylor
3Mason Rudolph*9.420142017Oklahoma State
4Sam Bradford*9.420072009Oklahoma
5Will Grier*9.420152018West Virginia
6Jake Waters*9.120132014Kansas State
7Seth Russell*920132016Baylor
8Joe Ganz*8.820062008Nebraska
9Robert Griffin III*8.720082011Baylor
10Brock Purdy*8.520182020Iowa State
11Vince Young*8.420032005Texas
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 5/4/2021.

And most impressively, as it relates to Big 12 play, Purdy enters this season 19-7 in conference games. The best part is he’s only going to add to that total.

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