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Old School Approach does big things @UNT, aka Stanford of C-USA


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DENTON The football has never been in the air on Saturdays as much as it has been in todays college game.

In 2000, just one college team passed for 4,000 yards and only 17 amassed as many as 3,000 yards. That was before the explosion of spread offenses. Teams now fan out three, four and five receivers across the formation and throw, throw, throw.

There were 58 teams that passed for 3,000 yards in 2013, 14 of which passed for 4,000 yards and two that hit 5,000 yards. College football has become a game of finesse. Its become fast-break basketball on turf.

But not at Michigan State. The Spartans major in physical football. They run it on offense and smash you in the mouth on defense. Despite finishing 82nd in the NCAA in passing, the Spartans won both a Big Ten title and Rose Bowl and claimed a No. 3 final ranking.

Stanford also majors in physical football. The Cardinal run it on offense and smash you in the mouth on defense. Despite finishing 92nd in the NCAA in passing, Stanford won a Pac-12 title and claimed a No. 11 final ranking.

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/columnists/rick-gosselin/20140818-gosselin-old-school-approach-does-big-things-for-unt-aka-the-stanford-of-c-usa.ece

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Totally guessing, but I think that 2000 team was Hawaii led by Timmy Chang?

no... apparently that was Weinke going crazy at FSU that year for 4,167 yards...

Chang, a Freshman that year, came in 10th at 3,041 yards(this was his weakest year passing the ball

other notable names in the top ten include Jared Lorenzon (all 800 pounds of him), Drew Brees, Josh Heupel, Kliff Kingsbury, Byron Leftwich and Philip Rivers


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