RICHARD WALKER / RWALKER@STARBULLETIN.COM
Colt Brennan was on the mark against the Bears of Northern Colorado last night, completing 34 of 40 passes for 416 yards.
Colt hits everyone
Before Colt Brennan was done for the evening, he had one last piece of business to attend to.
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The Heisman Trophy candidate had already thrown touchdowns to three of the four starting receivers. With less than 5 minutes remaining in the first half, Brennan trotted onto the field for his final drive.
Despite seven catches at the time, Ryan Grice-Mullins was the only one without a score.
"He came over after a play and said he missed me on a cover two, but that he'd get me back," Grice-Mullins said.
Brennan did exactly that on his final throw of the game. He looked off an open receiver in the flat and waited for Grice-Mullins to streak over the middle. He found him in the middle of the end zone for the 26-yard score.
Now his work was done.
"Everything goes so fast out there," Brennan said. "(Grice-Mullins) is definitely one of those kids who will look back at it after the game. It feels good to get everyone involved."
Grice-Mullins finished with a team-high 130 yards, but it wasn't until his ninth reception that he finally found the end zone.
"Colt's a guy who never overdoes anything," he said. "He sees things so well and was just spreading the ball around."
Brennan's six touchdowns included two to Davone Bess, one to Jason Rivers, and the first collegiate touchdowns for both Kealoha Pilares and C.J. Hawthorne.
It was the 24th touchdown reception of Grice-Mullins' career. He and Bess are both on pace to surpass the record of 32 touchdown catches in a career held by Ashley Lelie.
It's just one of many records that may be broken as this version of the Hawaii offense is poised to rewrite the record books.
Brennan is the catalyst of it all, and got his Heisman campaign off to a roaring start. The senior finished with 34 completions and 416 yards, and spent the entire second half dressed in street clothes. Both are school records for a half.
He six touchdown passes in a half tied another school record, held by Nick Rolovich. For his career, he is tied with high school teammate Matt Leinart for sixth all-time with 99 touchdown passes. He also surpassed 10,000 passing yards for his career. The NCAA record for most touchdown passes in a half is seven, held by numerous players.
"The numbers are just numbers," Brennan said. "We are taking a business-like approach to this season."
The teams will get tougher and there is still much to be done, but the numbers will continue to escalate.
"It's crazy if you let yourself think about it," Grice-Mullins said.
Crazy in a record-setting kind of way.