With 356 yards passing against Missouri in the Sun Bowl- his best game of the year- Matt Moore passed Jonathan Smith's 2000 season, as well as Erik Wilhelm's 1996 and 1988 season on the All-Time Single Season Passing Yards list. Moore had 3,022 passing yards this season, 311 yards more than he racked up in 2005, his junior year. Moore's 2006 season has to be one of the best quarterback stories of the year, with Moore going from Public Enemy #1 on the Oregon State campus, to the hero of the Beavers' resurrected season.
In the Beavers' last eight games, which they won 7, Matt had over 175 yards in every game. He passed for over 245 yards in six of those last 8 games.
The amazing thing about what Matt Moore has done, is he's climbed the Career Passing Yards chart in two years. Every player on the list you see below, with the exception of Alvin Smith in 1973-74, has played three of four years at Oregon State. Give Matt one more season, say, his sophomore season at Oregon State, and he would of been flirting with passing Jonathan Smith or even Derek Anderson at the top of this list. Both of these guys played four years at Oregon State, so give Matt another year, his freshmen year, and if he would of kept similar numbers to what he already did at Oregon State, and he's the leading passer in Oregon State history.
|Single Season Passing Yards|
|Career Passing Yards|
We'll take a look at some other Beavers from this season that have climbed into the Oregon State record books in the coming days.